Nationwide Alcohol Beverage PRACTICE

GrayRobinson Nationwide Alcohol Beverage Our Team - GrayRobinson, PA - A Florida Law Firm

OUR TEAM

  • Richard M. Blau
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    Tampa
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    Richard M. Blau leads GrayRobinson’s Alcohol Industry Team, focusing on the laws that govern the manufacture, importation, distribution, marketing, sale and consumption of beer, wine, distilled spirits and other licensed beverages. Richard devotes a substantial portion of his practice to trade regulation, brand development and protection, M & A compliance Read More >

  • Elizabeth A. DeConti
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    Tampa
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    Elizabeth A. DeConti is a member of GrayRobinson’s Litigation Department, focusing her practice in the firm’s Alcohol Beverage Practice Area.  Based in the Tampa office, Elizabeth’s experience includes compliance review of the rules and regulations governing the marketing, sale, and consumption of distilled spirits, wine, beer, and other licensed beverages Read More >

  • Valerie L. Haber
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    Miami
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    Valerie L. Haber is a Miami alcohol beverage law, liquor license attorney and food law attorney and is a shareholder in the firm’s Alcohol Beverage and Food Law Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on advising all three tiers of the alcohol beverage industry including wineries, breweries and distilled spirits Read More >

  • Moises Melendez
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    Fort Lauderdale
    Of Counsel
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    Moises Melendez is of counsel at GrayRobinson and a member of its Litigation Department and Alcohol Industry Team. Moises has defended Florida retailers and multi-site franchisors in Dram Shop litigation for over a decade. He has experience developing defense strategies, retaining relevant experts and conducting jury focus groups to address key issues unique to Dram Shop litigation. Read More >

  • Peter A. Quinter
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    Miami
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    Peter Quinter is a GrayRobinson shareholder who principally represents persons and companies involved in international trade and transportation, including litigation in the Federal courts located in Florida and the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York. Board Certified in International Law, Peter  was appointed by the Florida Bar to Read More >

  • Jason L. Unger
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    Tallahassee
    Tallahassee Managing Director
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    Jason is managing shareholder of the firm's Tallahassee office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of governmental affairs and administrative law matters. Jason is the lead alcohol practice lobbyist at GrayRobinson, working with the firm's clients before the legislative and executive branch agencies. Each session he represents clients who are Read More >

  • Grace H. Yang
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    Tampa
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    Grace H. Yang is a member of GrayRobinson’s Alcohol Beverage Group.  Her practice includes compliance analyses for alcohol beverage manufacturers, suppliers and retailers; alcohol, hotel, restaurant, lottery, and occupational licensing work; representation of alcohol and hospitality industry members before local, state and federal administrative agencies; alcohol related zoning issues; alcohol Read More >

  • Anna M. Wiand
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    Tampa
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    Anna is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Tampa office and a member of the firm’s Nationwide Alcohol Beverage & Food Law Department. She focuses her practice on matters relating to regulated products, including laws governing the alcohol beverage, food, cosmetics, cannabis, and tobacco industries. Anna counsels companies about how to comply with the complex variety of federal, state, and local rules and regulations that govern the manufacturing, distribution, marketing, sale, and consumption of these heavily regulated products. Read More >

  • Jaclyn J. Hirschfeld Alpizar
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    jaclyn.hirschfeld@gray-robinson.com
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    Tampa
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    Jaclyn is of counsel in the firm's Tampa office and is a member of the firm’s alcohol beverage and food law departments. She focuses her practice on advising clients on all legal matters related to the three-tier system of the alcohol beverage distribution, licensing, regulatory, business and trade practice issues. Read More >

  • Rebecca A. Rodriguez
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    Fort Lauderdale
    Of Counsel
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    Rebecca Rodriguez is of counsel in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices.  Her practice focuses on a vast array of industry-related litigation and administrative matters, including international trade issues and regulatory compliance for corporate clients. Specifically, Rebecca has handled various compliance issues related to the alcohol beverage industry, including Alcohol Read More >

  • Stephen G. Anderson, Ph.D.
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    stephen.anderson@gray-robinson.com
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    Orlando
    Senior Associate
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    Stephen is a senior associate in GrayRobinson's Tampa, Orlando and Gainesville offices. He focuses his practice on matters relating to regulated products, including alcohol beverage and food law. Stephen’s areas of experience include alcohol beverage and food labeling requirements and compliance matters, as well as brand development and protection. In Read More >

  • Hannah Becker
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    Tampa
    Associate
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    Hannah is an associate in GrayRobinson’s Tampa law firm office and a member of the firm’s Nationwide Alcohol Beverage & Food Law Department. Hannah’s practice concentrates on advising companies and entrepreneurs in heavily-regulated industries with regard to compliance with federal, state and local statutes and regulations that govern the manufacturing, importation, distribution, marketing, sale and consumption of alcohol beverages and other regulated products. Read More >

  • David Bateman*
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    Washington, DC
    Government Consultant
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    David Bateman, a member of GrayRobinson’s Alcohol Industry Team, has over 40 years of federal alcohol regulatory service, experience and contacts.  He joined the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in 1973 in Milwaukee, WI where he became familiar with operations at Schlitz, Pabst, and Miller Brewing Company.  Read More >

  • Manuel R.  Espinoza*
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    Tampa
    Beverage Consultant
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    Manuel R. Espinoza is an alcohol beverage consultant with GrayRobinson.  He was appointed by Secretary Maria Contreras-Sweet on July 15, 2000, as the Interim Director of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and was responsible for the administration of the Department’s headquarters office, 26 field offices, 473 employees and a Read More >

  • Beth Goldberg*
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    beth.goldberg@gray-robinson.com
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    Miami
    Beverage Consultant
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    Beth Goldberg is an alcohol beverage consultant and a member of GrayRobinson’s Nationwide Alcohol Industry Team. She brings more than 28 years of experience working in the beverage industry with extensive background in all core functions of alcohol beverage control, including licensing, enforcement and trade practices, as well as government Read More >

  • John J. Harris*
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    Tallahassee
    Government Consultant
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    John’s foundation of knowledge in alcohol beverage and tobacco regulations; government processes; government decision makers; alcohol beverage dealer training; and liquor and business licensing were developed during his 28-year government career. Serving under six governors, his entire government career was with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, (“ABT”), Read More >

  • Deborah Lewis*
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    Washington, DC
    Government Consultant
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    Deborah (Debbie) Lewis, the newest member of GrayRobinson’s Alcohol Industry Team, recently completed a 33-year Federal Government career that focused on providing the alcohol beverage industry with guidance regarding Federal alcohol beverage laws and regulations.  Her extensive knowledge of the alcohol industry was gained from working in a number of Read More >

  • Thomas G. McKeon*
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    thomas.mckeon@gray-robinson.com
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    Tampa
    Alcohol Beverage Consultant
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    Thomas G. McKeon is an alcohol beverage consultant with Gray Robinson’s Alcohol Industry Team.  He was appointed Counsel to the New York State Liquor Authority in February 1996 and retired from that position in April 2006.  Prior to joining the Liquor Authority, Tom maintained a full-time general law practice for Read More >

  • Charles Tull*
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    Washington, DC
    Government Consultant
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    Charlie Tull served as the Beer Industry Analyst for the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) until his retirement from the agency in May of 2014.  During an illustrious 40-year career with TTB and its successor, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Charlie maintained Read More >

  • Jaymee Bearden*
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    Tallahassee
    Licensing Specialist
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    Jaymee Bearden is a licensing specialist in the Alcohol Beverage and Food Department and is based in the Tallahassee office. Jaymee works closely with federal, state and local regulatory agencies to ensure clients are properly licensed and remain in compliance, and assists clients in applying for, obtaining and maintaining alcohol Read More >

  • Veronica Britton*
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    Tampa
    Licensing Specialist
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    Veronica Britton is a licensing specialist in the Alcohol Beverage and Food Law Department and is based in the Tampa office.  She practices in both the Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco areas of licensing, focusing mainly in Florida licensing of manufacturing, retail, and consumption of alcohol beverages. She  has extensive experience Read More >

  • Jandianne Chamberlin, FRP, CP*
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    jandianne.chamberlin@gray-robinson.com
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    Tampa
    Certified Paralegal
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    Jandianne (Jan) Chamberlin, FRP, CP is a certified paralegal and experienced licensing specialist in the GrayRobinson Alcohol Beverage and Food Law Department.  Her work focuses on assisting hotels, restaurants, retailers, wineries, wholesalers, and importers of alcoholic beverages and food with all required state, local, and federal permits throughout the United Read More >

  • Alyssa Dickinson*
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    alyssa.dickinson@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Licensing Specialist
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    Alyssa has eight years of experience working with the GrayRobinson Alcohol, Food and Regulated Products teams. She is based in the Firm’s Tallahassee office, where most state licenses are processed for approvals. Alyssa works closely with clients and local, state and federal government agencies to obtain licenses on or before Read More >

  • Brandon Meadows*
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    brandon.meadows@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Licensing Specialist
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    Brandon has nine years of experience working with the GrayRobinson Alcohol Beverage and Food Law teams. He is based in the Firm’s Tallahassee office, where most state licenses are processed for approvals. Brandon works closely with clients and local, state and federal government agencies to obtain licenses on or before Read More >

  • Kelly Meadows*
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    kelly.meadows@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Licensing Specialist
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    Kelly has 12 years of experience working with the GrayRobinson Alcohol Beverage and Food Law teams. She is based in the Firm’s Tallahassee office.  Kelly works closely with clients and local, state, and federal government agencies to obtain licenses on or before target dates set by clients. She assists clients Read More >

  • Hannah Rainey
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    hannah.rainey@gray-robinson.com
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    Tampa
    Licensing Specialist
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    Hannah is a licensing specialist in the Tampa office, focusing on alcohol and beverage licensing. She started her career as a temporary assistant in GrayRobinson’s National Alcohol Beverage department where she gained experience handling several states licensing needs including, but not limited to business licenses, health department licenses and liquor licenses. Read More >

  • Angela Rotella, FRP*
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    Tampa
    Licensing Specialist
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    Angela Rotella, FRP is a Licensing Specialist/Paralegal in the Alcohol Beverage and Food Law Department and is based in the Tampa office. Angela assists food and beverage producers, manufacturers, importers, processors, distributors and retailers in obtaining and renewing all required federal, state and local permits throughout the US. She works Read More >

  • Ashley W. Sadler*
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    ashley.sadler@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Licensing Specialist
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    Ashley has eleven years of experience working with the GrayRobinson Alcohol Beverage and Food Law team and is based in the Firm’s Tallahassee office. She assists manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers in obtaining initial licenses and monitors license renewal dates to ensure they remain in compliance and good standing with Read More >

  • Vicki M. Thomas*
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    Tampa
    Licensing Specialist
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    Vicki M. Thomas is a licensing specialist in the GrayRobinson Alcohol Beverage and Food Law Department and is based in the Tampa office.  Her work focuses on assisting hotels, restaurants, retailers, wineries, and importers of alcohol beverages and food with all required state, local and federal permits throughout the United Read More >

  • Mariola Ubarri*
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    mariola.ubarri@gray-robinson.com
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    Miami
    Licensing Specialist
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    Mariola Ubarri is a licensing specialist in the Alcohol Beverage and Food Department and is based in the Miami office. Mariola assists food and beverage producers, manufacturers, importers, processors, distributors and retailers in obtaining and renewing all required federal, state and local permits throughout the US. A certified paralegal, she Read More >

  • Alicia Williams*
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    alicia.williams@gray-robinson.com
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    Tampa
    Licensing Specialist
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    Alicia Williams is a licensing specialist in the Alcohol Beverage, Food and Hospitality departments and is located in the Tampa office.  Alicia works closely with clients and applicants,  preparing applications and related documents for clients seeking various licenses, permits and authorizations from federal, state and local governments. She focuses on Read More >

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