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Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Regulation

Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Regulation


Smith Moore Leatherwood's Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Regulation Team routinely counsels alcoholic beverage suppliers on a wide variety of compliance and business issues arising under the laws of state alcoholic beverage control agencies and the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).  We have significant state and federal experience in the following areas:

  • licensing and operating authorizations
  • trade practice regulations and restrictions
  • advertising, promotions and sponsorship agreements
  • excise tax matters, including recordkeeping and reporting obligations and negotiation of TTB variances
  • manufacture of regulated products, including alternating premises arrangements
  • import/export of regulated products
  • distributorship matters such as brand transfers, business acquisitions, industry member approvals, and related franchise litigation

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