Alcoholic Beverage Regulation

Troutman Sanders’ Alcoholic Beverage Licensing practice provides federal, state, and local licensing and regulatory compliance representation to a wide range of clients. The firm’s lawyers have decades of experience providing ongoing representation of international, regional, and local alcoholic beverage(s) manufacturers, as well as importers and wholesalers of alcoholic beverage(s). The firm has also worked for and successfully represented many Fortune 500 companies including hotel owners, national and local restaurant and convenience store chains, national theater chains, and similar entities in licensing and enforcement matters.

With offices in the capital cities of Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, as well as an office in the District of Columbia, Troutman Sanders’ lawyers have strong working relationships with state licensing and enforcement authorities in each of those states as well as with federal officials at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Because the firm also has lawyers who are licensed in Alabama, Maryland, South Carolina, and West Virginia, we also regularly assist clients with alcohol beverage licensing and enforcement issues in those states as well.

The law firm’s government relations arm, Troutman Sanders Strategies (“TSS”), augments the legal team’s expertise by providing the important contacts and relationships to expedite matters where impediments arise. Whether regulatory change, legislative activity or simply bureaucratic inertia, TSS professionals help gain the necessary results to allow projects to move forward. Like the law firm, TSS has nationwide reach to assist our clients quickly, efficiently, and predictably as their needs dictate.