Wholesalers of beer, wine, cider and/or distilled spirits occupy the middle distributor tier of America’s "three-tier" alcohol beverage industry. As a licensed distributor, the alcohol wholesaler has a unique and indispensable role to play in assuring that America’s alcohol industry operates safely, efficiently, responsibly and successfully.
Mandatory licensure and comprehensive regulation are part-and-parcel of the alcohol distributor’s existence. Maintaining the security and integrity of alcohol inventories, assuring the timely payment of excise taxes, and providing the intermediary buffer between the supplier and retailer tiers are critical responsibilities for America’s alcohol wholesalers. The lawyers and professionals of our Alcohol Industry Team work hard every day to help wholesalers meet those responsibilities.
From the wholesaler networks spanning multiple states and distributing hundreds of established brands from all segments, to the specialty houses focusing on particular artisanal products in specific markets, our Alcohol Industry Team helps distributors maintain their licensure requirements, meet their compliance responsibilities, and achieve their business objectives. We combine the talents and capabilities of experienced attorneys, former federal and state industry regulators, and skilled licensing specialists to provide the broadest range of support services to wholesalers.
The challenges facing alcohol wholesalers are limitless. Whether advocating for responsible taxation policies, protecting brand distribution rights, or defending a federal or state tax audit, our Alcohol Industry Team has the skilled and experienced professionals to protect your interests and secure your objectives.
Examples of the way we can help include: