Business Formation in the Beer and Liquor Industry

Forming a new brewery or distillery is an exciting venture. At Hop Law, one of our lawyers actually started a brewery. Our Minneapolis startup lawyers possess real-world knowledge combined with legal experience, which makes us uniquely qualified to serve clients who need help with business formation, operations, distribution, licensing and litigation.

Our job is to guide you through the various legal regulations required to achieve your goals, avoid risk and prepare your business for a future of success. From our office in Minneapolis, we serve clients throughout Minnesota, the Midwest and nationwide.

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Forming A Brewery or Distillery

Businesses must follow set guidelines to become legally established – at both the state and federal levels. The alcoholic beverage industry is highly regulated, requiring a great deal of effort and knowledge when forming a new brewery or distillery. At Hop Law, we have experience working with the federal Tax and Trade Bureau, as well as alcohol/tobacco enforcement agencies in various states, and we take the time to make sure our clients fully understand the laws that govern them.

Our Expertise

Common business planning matters that we advise on include:

  • Business structure/entity selection
  • Operating agreements
  • Business financing and distribution of profits
  • Bottling choices
  • Licensing needs
  • Property leases
  • Zoning issues

We will assess your needs based on your long-term business goals, then go to work for you, helping you manage all transactional and compliance matters. Minimizing the potential for future conflicts and pitfalls is imperative.

If your business is already established and you need help with an operational or licensing matter to avoid problems or litigation, our Minneapolis business formation lawyers can quickly step in and provide you with advice and representation.

Contact our lawyers at 612-259-4800 for a free initial consultation. We want to meet with you in person and learn about your business.

We want to help make your vision a reality. We provide comprehensive legal services for businesses in the craft beer and spirits industries.

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