Erin Conway

LOCATION: Minneapolis | Minnesota
PHONE: 612-259-4807
Favorite Drink: Whiskey

Honors and Awards


Rising Scholar Writing Competition Award from the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, 2013

Chair’s Award for Substantial Written Work or Presentation from the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, 2016

About Erin Conway

Erin Conway graduated from the University of Minnesota law school in 2012, and has since focused her practice on achieving the business goals of clients in franchise and distributorship relationships. In her practice, she has taken aggressive and creative approaches to ensure that her clients’ needs are met, so they can focus on growing their businesses. Since moving to Minneapolis from the east coast, Erin has gratefully embraced the craft brewery and distillery booms that the twin cities have experienced recently. With an appreciation for craft beers and spirits and an understanding of the passion and dedication that it takes to create them, Erin wants to help breweries and distilleries grow and sustain their businesses, both locally and across the country.

Additional Qualifications

Areas of Practice
  • Franchise and Distribution Law
  • Craft Beer and Distillery Law

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
J.D. cum laude – 2012
Honors: Recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship
Honors: Robina Public Policy Fellowship
Honors: Montreville J. Brown Scholarship
Law Review: Minnesota Law Review, Online Managing Editor

Duke University
Honors: Dean’s List


Playing by the Rules: Legal Matters Concerning Craft Breweries in WI & MN, with Elliot Ginsburg and Jeffrey Glazer, Midwest Craft Brewers Conference, 2016

Co-author, Surviving the Tempest: Franchisees in the Brave New World of Joint Employers and $15 Now, with Caroline Fichter, Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, Spring 2016

Cider: What the Fed?, with Elliot Ginsburg, Minnesota Grape Growers Association Cold Climate Conference, 2016

Beneath the Surface: Three Areas New Brewers Need to Approach with Caution, with Elliot Ginsburg and Evan Sallee, Midwest Craft Brewers Conference, 2015

“No Fair! Finding an Equitable Balance in Enforcement of Disclaimer Provisions in Franchise Agreements and Franchise Disclosure Documents”, Franchise Law Journal, Winter, 2014

Co-author, Minnesota Brewpub Distribution, with Elliot Ginsburg, Minnesota Beer, July, 2013

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