Jeremy L. Little - Associate

 

Practice Focus

Business law, real property, land use, wine law and intellectual property.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1994
Juris Doctorate, Santa Clara University, 2005

Experience


Jeremy is an experienced real estate and business transactional attorney in the firm’s food and alcoholic beverage group with an emphasis on business formation, land use, raising capital, alcoholic beverage compliance, contracts, trademarks, and the purchase and sale of related companies. In that role, he has counseled food, beer, wine, cider, and spirits companies in their formation, growth, and reorganization, including the sale of their companies and the acquisition of other companies. He has also negotiated, drafted, and closed capital raises, and business and real estate transactions. Jeremy has guided companies through the gauntlet of regulations imposed by the ABC, TTB, and other city, county, state, and federal bureaucracies. He also advises companies and individuals on the sale, purchase, and use of real estate including easements, leases, and development agreements.

Jeremy is an amateur brewer and winemaker, and is keenly aware of and involved in the happenings in the industry. He tempers his appreciation for Sonoma County with an appreciation of all things New England. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, and his boys, Thatcher and Beckett.

Before pursuing his career in law he was a high school teacher for eight years as well as a sea kayak instructor and tour guide in Southern Maine. He also enjoys nearly all sports and bikes, runs, and hikes to remain active.


Affiliations

  • California Craft Brewers Association, Member
  • Leadership Santa Rosa, Chairman
  • Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Santa Rosa Class XXVI, graduate
  • Healdsburg Little League, Board of Directors
  • Active 20–30 Club of Santa Rosa No. 50, Past Board of Directors
  • Green Dog Rescue Project, Past Board of Directors
  • Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Past Steering Committee Member

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member, Sonoma County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • California Craft Brewers Association - Spring Conference
  • California Craft Brewers Association - Craft Beer Summit
  • California Craft Brewers Association - Fall Conference
  • Sonoma County Economic Development Board - Craft Beer, Cider, and Spirits Conference
  • The Seminar Group - Negotiating the Purchase and Sale Agreement

 

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