SAN DIEGO – The Craft Beer Attorney APC, a boutique law firm dedicated to the craft beer industry since 2009, is proud to announce the launch of the Craft Beer Attorney Coalition (CBAC), a non-profit group developed to advance the professionalism of the craft beer industry’s legal representation.
This Coalition not only enhances the Craft Beer Attorney’s commitment to serving the local craft beer community, it strengthens the resources available to craft breweries on a national level to ensure that, no matter the location, breweries can find local, knowledgeable, and affordable legal counsel.
“Collaboration and innovation are the hallmarks of the craft beer industry, and those traits shouldn’t be just limited to brewers,” stated Brook Bristow, co-director and founder of Bristow Beverage Law. “Through the work of the Coalition, brewers nationwide will now be able to benefit from the expertise and experience of a network of proven legal minds that can help build and grow their businesses.”
By harnessing committed legal professionals from across the country, the Craft Beer Attorney Coalition can align breweries and breweries-in-planning with the focused assistance they need in a unique and ever-evolving industry. Members of the Coalition will be able to leverage resources and match the levels of service offered by larger, but prohibitively expensive, legal firms.
D. Taylor Harper, co-director and attorney at TFHLegal stated “It is important for an attorney to strive to ensure that his or her clients get more in value than they make in payment. The Coalition is an excellent tool toward that effort.”
The Coalition will debut at the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia, May 3-6, 2016. Member attorneys at the booth will offer one-on-one consultations for breweries and breweries-in-planning. Each attorney will provide individualized advice tailored to the needs of small and growing breweries. Visitors to the Craft Beer Attorney Coalition (Booth #1463) will also have an opportunity to participate in various offerings from the attorneys present. Outside of such community outreach events, breweries can locate the best attorney for their needs through the Coalition’s website which will also offer a calendar of upcoming events and other tools.
Member attorneys will have featured profiles on the Craft Beer Attorney Coalition website, be given access to industry-specific presentations and educational materials for tailoring to each state, a trustworthy referral network, and opportunities to submit and participate in industry trade shows such as the Craft Brewers Conference. Members of CBAC are committed to educational training and pro bono community service for the craft brewing industry ensuring that affordable resources are available countrywide. The Craft Beer Attorney Coalition is committed to aligning dedicated professionals in the craft beer law industry so as to leverage the best service and knowledge available for the efficient and successful operation of craft breweries nationwide – this Coalition integrates those priorities with top-notch legal professionals.
About The Craft Beer Attorney:
Founded in 2009 by Candace L. Moon Esq., The Craft Beer Attorney, APC is a San Diego California-based boutique law firm dedicated to advising the craft beer industry on all legal matters including trademark law, employment law, brewery and distribution contracts, ABC & TTB licensing and more. Currently, Moon and the CBA office specialize in answering legal questions pertaining to federal, California and most recently Colorado state laws. Through its consultations, educational webinars and events, the office actively serves over 200 craft breweries and breweries-in-planning nationwide.