Craft breweries, distilleries, cideries, and meaderies are complex businesses. Part manufacturing, part tap room. Part wholesale and part retail. Good will and brand assets are key components in the overall value of the business. These assets need to be valued correctly. Standard methods may not be ideally suited in these hybrid businesses. Distributor relationships may be impacted in the sale and transfer process, and this takes a specialized knowledge to handle. Our legal team partner has more than a decade of experience representing businesses in the alcohol manufacturing industry from A to Z. Understanding the assets and the licensing issues enables us to structure deals that can reduce transfer costs, get regulatory approval, and bank or SBA lender financing. This depth of knowledge in the industry is an advantage.
Wineries are complex businesses. They come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes including vineyards or other agricultural assets. Some wineries have event venues, restaurants and even hotel rooms. Good will and brand assets are a key component in the overall value of the business. Our legal team partner has more than a decade of experience representing wineries at every stage of the business and nearly two decades as an intellectual property specialist. Understanding the intellectual property assets and the licensing issues, as well as some of the land use issues that face these agribusinesses, enable us to structure deals that can reduce transfer costs, get regulatory approval and bank or SBA lender financing. Depth of knowledge in the industry is an advantage
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