Representative Matters

  • Represent Major Brands, Inc., a Missouri statewide distributor of wine, spirits, beer and non-alcoholic beverages, in all distribution, brand transfer and acquisition, alcohol regulatory, labor, tax and litigation matters. We regularly advise Major Brands, Inc. in transactional matters relating to the negotiation of distribution agreements and the acquisition of distribution rights and distributorships, including its acquisition of Garco Wine Company, Missouri Beverage Company (MoBev) and the investment made by the Wirtz Family in Major Brands
  • Represent TSG, LLC in its acquisition of the assets of The Winetasting Network (an online wine sales and distribution company) and its on-going operations of the business
  • Represent numerous distributors affiliated with the Anheuser-Busch network in connection with their general corporate, labor, financing and acquisition matters including their acquisition or disposition of additional territories, distributorships and brand acquisitions or dispositions in the following states: Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon and Virginia.
  • Represent Anheuser-Busch in certain transactional matters from time to time, including its acquisition of additional brands, distributorships and other malt beverage suppliers, including Blue Point Brewing and Elysian Brewing.
  • Represented The St. Louis Brewery (d/b/a Schlafly) in matters including trademark, general corporate, regulatory environment, financing and acquisitions and divestitures of the business and brands
  • Represented Six Row Brewing Company in matters including trademark, formation, capital raises, intellectual property, transactions, litigation, labor and employment
  • Represented Old Bakery Brewing in trademark matters
  • Represented Foley Family Wines, operating wineries in California, Oregon, Washington and New Zealand
  • Represented American Winery (d/b/a Beverage Concepts), a contract bottler of soft drinks and wine-based products, in various issues including reorganization, transactions, regulation and litigation
  • Represented Midway Wholesalers, Inc., a Chicago-based distributor of beer, wine and liquor, in transactional matters
  • Represented G'Day Imports, LLC, an Australian vodka company whose brands include Cooranbong and Bombora, in general corporate matters