Food and Beverage

The wine and food industries of Napa and Sonoma Counties have an outstanding reputation for excellence and high quality.  With a passion for the industry, we have gained an extensive understanding of and experience in many of the strategic as well as day to day business and regulatory issues which can arise.  In all aspects of our Practice Areas we provide legal advice and assistance to wineries, growers, distributors, retailers, lenders and investors in many areas including:

  • Advertising and Labeling
  • Direct Shipment and E-Commerce
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Financing
  • Grape Contracts
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Licensing and Regulation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Seasonal Labor, Independent Contractors
  • Trademarks and Trade Secrets
  • Vineyard Acquisitions, Sales and Leases
  • Water Agreements

 For more information contact: John G. MackiePhillip H. KalschedSimon R.Inman; Willard (Bill) A. Carle III; Philip J. Terry


The Firm

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