Wine consumers crowdsource funds to pay for an amicus brief. You can help Wine Freedom!

Wine Freedom – a website affiliated with the National Association of Wine Retailers is currently accepting donation via GoFundMe for the costs of a wine consumers amicus brief to be filed in the Byrd v. Tennessee case. The attorneys selected to write the brief have definitely earned their stripes in the commerce clause wine arena – Robert Epstein and Alex Tanford of Epstein Cohen Seif & Porter, LLP who were instrumental in the Granholm decision and who have been steadily filing cases in support of access to markets and lessening restrictions on the interstate sale of wine – among other beverages. I’ve got it on good authority that NAWR has also engaged a heavy hitter, former Solicitor General Paul Clement, to help with their own amicus brief.

If for no other reason than as goes wine, hopefully so to should liquor and beer, you should consider helping Wine Freedom and the NAWR (although from the looks of it, they’ve reached their goal) in generating the funds to pay for the consumer brief supporting fewer restrictions on consumer access to interstate shipments of wine.

Ashley Brandt

Hi there! I’m happy you’re here. My name is Ashley Brandt and I’m an attorney in Chicago representing clients in the Food and Beverage, Advertising, Media, and Real Estate industries. A while back I kept getting calls and questions from industry professionals and attorneys looking for advice and information on a fun and unique area of law that I’m lucky enough to practice in. These calls represented a serious lack of, and need for, some answers, news, and information on the legal aspects of marketing and media. I've got this deep seeded belief that information should be readily available and that the greatest benefit from the information age is open access to knowledge... so ... this blog seemed like the best way to accomplish that. I enjoy being an attorney and it’s given me some amazing opportunities, wonderful experiences, and an appreciation and love for this work. I live in Chicago and work at an exceptional law firm, Goldstein & McClintock, with some truly brilliant people. Feel free to contact me at any time with any issues, comments, concerns… frankly, after reading this far, I hope you take the time to at least let me know what you think about the blog and how I can make it a better resource.

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