San Francisco-based Hinman & Carmichael LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in 21st Amendment Law and alcohol regulation, is proud to announce the new face of the firm for 2105. Three of the firm’s associates have been elevated to partner: Suzanne DeGalan; Sara Mann; and Rebecca Stamey-White. Additionally, John Edwards has joined the firm as Senior Counsel and Founder Lynne Carmichael has been elevated to Partner Emeritus.
Suzanne DeGalan, Sara Mann and Rebecca Stamey-White, each of whom have been with the firm for the past five years, became partners as of Jan. 1. Each bring to the partnership a significant depth of knowledge and experience in alcoholic beverage regulation: Mann focuses on nationwide private and control label distribution and retail compliance, alcohol delivery and Third Party Provider issues; DeGalan focuses on distributor relationships and agreements, as well as production and licensing agreements and social media compliance; and Stamey-White focuses on consumer event, advertising, social media compliance and a heavy diet of administrative accusation defense.
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On Jan. 1, John Edwards joined Hinman & Carmichael LLP as Senior Counsel after a 40-year career as a partner at Jones Day. Edwards is one of the country’s foremost litigators and will be, with John Hinman, responsible for the firm’s robust beverage law specific litigation, arbitration and mediation practice.
Finally, founder Lynne Carmichael will transition to well-earned Partner Emeritus status, allowing her to spend more time pursuing her passion, while remaining a key component of the Hinman & Carmichael LLP licensing and corporate team headed up by partner Beth Aboulafia.