Stark & Stark Shareholder Dolores R. Kelley, Esq., with contributions from Associate Marshall T. Kizner, Esq., authored a chapter in the book Moonshiner to Craft Distillery, Leading Lawyers on the Business of Distilling (Inside the Minds)[1], which was published by Thomson Reuters. The chapter they authored, entitled “Ensuring Distillery Compliance Requires an Interdisciplinary Approach,” explains the effect of the evolution of distillery laws on the craft distillery industry.

The authored chapter reviews considerations for craft distillers opening for business, including the impact of licensing, local and federal law, financing, and trademark issues on the startup process. Dolores and Marshall impart important advice on navigating the legal obstacles faced by new distilleries in order to successfully open a craft distillery’s doors. Furthermore, the chapter offers insights on compliance issues businesses need to consider in order to ensure its continued long-term success.

Shareholder Dolores R. Kelley is a member of Stark & Stark’s Business & Corporate, Real Estate, Zoning, & Land Use, and Beer & Spirits Groups. Among other things, she concentrates her practice in the representation of start-up and emerging companies, breweries, and distilleries. Associate Marshall T. Kizner is a member of Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights and Beer & Spirits Groups. He focuses on assisting breweries, wineries, and distilleries in state and federal licensing, equipment leasing, real estate leases, land use and zoning issues, financing, trade secrets, and employment matters.

The book Moonshiner to Craft Distillery, Leading Lawyers on the Business of Distilling, is part of a series published through Thomson Reuters entitled Inside the Minds™, with each book delving into the specifics of a certain area of law.

To purchase a copy of Inside the Minds™, Moonshiner to Craft Distillery, Leading Lawyers on the Business of Distilling, click here. For more information on Stark & Stark’s Beer & Spirits practice group, contact Ms. Kelley at dkelley@stark-stark.com.

 


 

[1] 2016 Thompson Reuters/Aspatore