About The Libation Lawblog


The Alcoholic Beverages Practice of Tucker Ellis LLP serves the alcoholic beverage and hospitality industries, not only with their corporate and intellectual property needs, but in a wide range of matters from industry compliance to the host of contractual relationships that the industry requires.

The areas of alcoholic beverage issues in which the firm regularly practices include federal, state and local alcoholic beverage manufacturing, brewing and distilling, as well as retail, wholesale and supplier licensing, inter-state and multi-jurisdictional regulatory compliance, international and domestic importing and exporting agreements, trademark registration and protection, state brand registration and federal label approvals, franchising law, customs matters and trade practices.

This is an information site for small brewers, distillers, winemakers and associations with regard to their labeling, advertising, distribution, trade practices and other transactional matters.  From construction and leasing to licensing and regulation, the Libation law blog offers information and news for alcohol beverages and breweris, distilleries and vineyards.

Ashley Brandt is an avid homebrewer and an attorney who regularly represents and counsels brewers, winemakers, and distillers in all facets of their business needs.  

Mr. Brandt is an Partner in the firm’s  Business Litigation, Media and  Real Estate and Hospitality groups and focuses his practice in Media matters, Real Estate and Alcoholic Beverages and Construction.  He is part of the firm’s Food Industry Team and regularly handles matters and counsels clients in the Alcoholic Beverages Industry.  Mr. Brandt has represented small and large brewers, distillers and associations with regard to their labeling, advertising, distribution, licensing, zoning, trade practices and other transactional matters.  He has extensive experience litigating governmental disputes regarding alcohol producers and regulations and inter-industry disputes in state and federal courts and before federal regulatory agencies.  He regularly advises and counsels businesses with regard to shareholder matters, leasing, financing, and purchase and supply matters.  A regular contributor on intellectual issues, he speaks to industry trade groups, alcoholic beverage association and runs this Libation Law Blog.  He is on the governing committee of the State Bar Association’s Agricultural Committee and a member of the, America Bar Association, the Brewer’s Association, and the Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Association.    

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