Regular readers of CBB should know the Craft Beer Attorney, Candace Moon, and her band of merry beer law attorneys have generously shared their brain power with us from our early days. Here’s some great stuff from our archives on protecting your trademarks and compensating your team to prove it.
Anyhow, much like how they wrote the definitive legal guide to opening a craft brewery in California, Moon and Stacy Allura Hostetter have teamed with Jeffrey C. O’Brien of Lommen Abdo, P.A., to co-author Brew Law 101: A Legal Guide to Opening a Brewery — Minnesota Edition. This is expected to publish sometime in 2017.
Inside Brew Law 101: A Legal Guide to Opening a Brewery – Minnesota Edition
This will be a collaborative work following in the spirit of the craft beer industry and will draw upon the experiences of each attorney to create a practical and indispensable guide for new and existing breweries alike. The book will also feature the stories of several of Minnesota’s best craft breweries.
The Craft Beer Attorney (CBA), a California-based firm that has spent the last eight years dedicated to advising the craft beer industry, actively serves more than 250 craft beer breweries, including breweries in planning nationwide. In addition to her work on CBB, Moon has also written articles and made TV appearance for lesser known media outlets such as CBS This Morning, MSNBC and Fox Business.
Hostetter has been with the firm since 2014 and dedicated herself to the craft beer industry by focusing on trademarks and copyrights, contracts and lease reviews, as well as state and federal alcohol compliance.
O’Brien is an attorney and shareholder with the Minneapolis-based law firm of Lommen Abdo, P.A., practicing in the areas of business and real estate law. Mr. O’Brien is Chair of Lommen Abdo’s Food, Beverage and Leisure Practice Group and has been working with craft breweries in Minnesota and beyond since 2009. Presently, he represents more than 50 craft breweries, distilleries, and cideries.