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Regulatory and Distribution Law Updates for the Alcohol Industry
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Regulatory and Distribution Law Updates for the Alcohol Industry

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Daniel P. McGuire focuses his practice on general corporate matters, such as mergers and corporate restructuring, and securities regulation. While in law school, Daniel served as a senior editor of the Ave Maria Law Review, and was twice elected to the Honor Board. He interned at the US Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, in Washington, DC, and as a law clerk for the Wayne County Office of Corporation Counsel in Detroit. Read Daniel P. McGuire's full bio.

Craft Beer Mergers and Acquisitions


By , and on Dec 5, 2019
Posted In Distribution, Trade Practices, Transactions

Over the past several months, 15 notable deals have taken place in the craft beer space, continuing a trend toward consolidation in the industry. While the terms of most transactions remain undisclosed, the deals generally fall into three buckets: Strategic deals designed to combine leading brands and brewers and leverage distribution capacity; Targeted asset acquisitions...

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TTB Label Approval System Survives First Amendment Challenge from DC Brewery


By on Aug 20, 2019
Posted In TTB COLAs and Formulas

I. Factual Background During the 34-day government shutdown occurring between December 2018 and January 2019, producers and importers of beer, wine and distilled spirits needing label approval to bring new products to market were forced to wait until the shutdown was resolved, when TTB could begin again to process COLA applications. The difficulties presented by...

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Mississippi Supreme Court Ruling Reinstates Claims Against Anheuser-Busch, Mitchell Distributing


By and on Jun 4, 2019
Posted In Distribution, Transactions

I. Introduction On May 23, the Mississippi Supreme Court published its opinion in the case of Rex Distributing Company v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC, et al. The ruling partially reverses the trial court’s decision to dismiss all of Rex’s claims against Anheuser-Busch and rival distributor Mitchell Distributing Company (Mitchell). The ruling will allow Rex Distributing Company (Rex)...

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Arbitration Clause in Beer Distribution Agreement Enforced by the Virginia ABC


By and on May 20, 2019
Posted In Distribution

On May 7, 2019, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (VABC) published a decision confirming the enforceability of arbitration clauses in distribution agreements between brewers and beer distributors under Virginia’s Beer Franchise Act (BFA). In Loveland Distributing Co., Inc. and Premium of Virginia, LLC v. Bell’s Brewery, Inc., the VABC panel ruled unanimously in...

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