Alva is head of the Firm’s Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group and focuses her practice on alcohol beverage and cannabis regulatory and commercial matters. She represents companies in the alcohol beverage industry, including brewers, distillers, wineries, importers and retailers. Her work spans a number of traditional areas of legal practice that affect alcohol beverage and cannabis companies, including litigation, governmental investigation, commercial agreements, alcohol beverage compliance, intellectual property, trade and tax.
Beth regularly counsels alcohol industry clients on federal and state requirements relating to the production, marketing, distribution and sale of beer, wine and spirits. She assists clients in negotiating and entering into distribution relationships and provides counsel on the impact of state franchise requirements on supplier-distributor contracts and relations. Beth frequently evaluates and advises clients on the legality of promotional programs and related activities under federal and state trade practice laws and regulations, including tied house restrictions. She often navigates state restrictions on direct-to-consumer deliveries of alcohol beverages and also has extensive experience serving as alcohol regulatory and distribution counsel to clients in connection with corporate transactions involving alcohol beverage suppliers.