With over 150 craft breweries, San Diego is home to a booming craft beer industry. We work with clients on everyday business matters and industry-specific challenges related to manufacturing, distributing and serving craft beer.
BPH’s attorneys are immersed in this fast-growing industry, helping brewers, breweries, alehouses, retailers, brew pubs and beer distributors with typical business practices and some of the legal complexities particular to the industry. In both a crowded marketplace and a fairly new industry, our considerable business experience contributes to our clients’ ongoing success, as we are able to guide them through business practices and challenges, such as setting up their company, negotiating a lease, or protecting their intellectual property.
Our experience and knowledge of the craft beer business also includes manufacturer, supplier and vendor relations, product licensing and distribution, lease negotiations, financing, product liability and other general liability issues. In addition, our attorneys are able to advise in areas related to employment issues, breach of contract claims, real estate acquisition and land use as well as unfair business practices.
While BPH attorneys work on a variety of transactional matters including business formation in this industry, our craft beer lawyers have also successfully represented clients in litigation related to trademark infringement, and employment and product liability claims. Not only do we work with many of California’s top breweries, but we also work closely with manufacturers, suppliers and all types of craft beer related companies. As California beer law continues to change, BPH continues to be a leader in this evolving industry.