Barrett. K. Lopez
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Barrett K. Lopez focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity transactions, securities transactions and general corporate matters. Read Barrett Lopez's full bio.
Texas Court Affirms Constitutionality of Statute Prohibiting Brewers from Selling Distribution Rights to Their Products
By Barrett. K. Lopez on Jan 2, 2018
Posted In Distribution, General Interest, Legislation
Texas craft beer distributors received an early Christmas present in 2017. On December 15, 2017, the Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District, at Austin issued an opinion in Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission v. Live Oak Brewing Co., et al. (NO. 03-16-00786-CV) in which the court overturned a lower court’s determination that a statute...
Massachusetts Court Dismisses Brand Owner’s Suit against Wholesaler
By Barrett. K. Lopez on Oct 30, 2017
Posted In Distribution, Import/Export, Trade Practices
Earlier this month, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge granted beer wholesaler Craft Beer Guild, LLC’s (Craft) motion to dismiss a civil suit, Shelton Bros., Inc. v. Craft Beer Guild, LLC d/b/a Craft Brewer’s Guild, brought against it by beer importer Shelton Brothers, Inc. (Shelton) in connection with Craft’s alleged breach of its distribution agreement with...
Issues to Consider When Buying or Selling a Craft Distillery
By Barrett. K. Lopez and McDermott Will & Emery on Jan 5, 2017
Posted In Transactions, Uncategorized
One of the last things anyone thinks about when embarking on a new, exciting venture (like opening their own distillery), is how things will come to an end. The fun is in the journey, in the craft – and those are rightfully the focal points for entrepreneurs running their own craft distilleries. But, inevitably, the...