Hannah Becker Attorney At Law

Hannah Becker - Attorney at Law


T 813.273.5000
F 813.273.5145
D 813.273.5216
Tampa 401 East Jackson Street Suite 2700 Tampa, Florida 33602

Hannah is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Tampa law firm office and a member of the firm’s nationwide alcohol beverage and 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. She has worked with various food and alcohol manufacturers and retailers, members of the hospitality industry, third-party providers, and companies and individuals from each of America’s three-tier system of alcohol distribution concerning licensing, regulatory, business, and trade practice issues.

Hannah has significant experience in drafting and negotiating alcohol importation agreements and distribution agreements and related amendments and notices, including change in control consent letters and termination notices, providing alcohol licensing and regulatory support for major mergers and acquisitions in the hospitality industry, drafting sponsorship and promotional agreements, providing counsel to businesses engaging in alcohol delivery and shipment, label review for alcohol beverage products, including low-ABV beverages and non-alcoholic beverages regulated by FDA and related health claims and structure/function claims, and providing support on tax-related issues in the alcohol industry.

Hannah also has experience assisting her clients with issues pertaining to zoning and land use. She has represented a number of clients in obtaining local alcohol beverage conditional and special use approvals and variances in various localities in Florida, as well as other states. She oversees the entire process, including pre-development due diligence, the preparation and submission of various applications, coordinating public notice, and attending public hearings on behalf of clients.

  • Recognition
    • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2022
  • Insights
    • "Starting a Cottage Food Business," Specialty Retailer, February 28, 2023
    • “5 Ways to Protect Your Alcohol Liquor License,” The Hospitality Law Conference: Washington D.C., October 12, 2022
    • “Maintaining the Perfect Brew: On-Premise Retail Legal and Regulatory Updates,” Cheers Beverage Summit, Cheers Advisory Board, June 14, 2022
    • “Don’t Get Spirited Away: Off-Premise Retail Legal and Regulatory Updates,” Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference, June 14, 2022
    • "Legal Considerations for the 2020 Alcohol Industry Innovations that Aren’t Going Anywhere," Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference, June 8, 2021
    • "Now Available for Curbside Pickup and Delivery: 2020 Alcohol Regulatory Changes Impacting the Hotel and Restaurant Industry," The Virtual Hospitality Law Conference, May 5, 2021
    • "Taste, Toast, Zoom: Virtual Tastings, Mixology Classes and Other Experiential Events," The Virtual Hospitality Law Conference, October 7, 2020
    • "The New Beverage Alcohol Normal," Virtual Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference, September 15, 2020
    • Panelist, "Are Hospitality Businesses Ready for State Emergency Orders to be Lifted?," GrayRobinson, P.A.’s COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series, June 10, 2020
    • Panelist, "Hot Topics," National Conference of State Liquor Administrators Northern/Southern Regional Conference, October 21, 2019
    • "COVID-19: CDC Issues Reopening Guidance for Restaurants and Bars," GrayRobinson COVID-19 News, May 21, 2020
    • Meet the Locals, Make it Tampa Bay, December 2019
    • "Basics of Beverage Alcohol Law," ProLaw CLE, December 2018
    • "Annual Legal and Legislative Update 2018," National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals Conference, October 5, 2018
    • "Navigating Legal and Regulatory Constraints: The Top Legal Issues Facing Beverage Retailers," Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference, June 4, 2018
    • "Retailer Involvement in Alcohol Beverage Cooperative Advertising," The Hospitality Law Conference, April 13, 2018
    • "Building Success for Brands in Retail Without Violating Cooperative Advertising Rules," Fintech Webinar, February 17, 2018
  • Media
    • "Franchising, Drunk Guests and ADA Compliance: How Hoteliers Can Prepare for Liability Issues," CoStar's Hotel News Now, October 13, 2022
    • "The Good, the Bad, and the Takeaways of Working Remotely," Hillsborough County Bar Association, Lawyer Magazine, March-April 2021
    • "Know the ‘Habitual Drunkard’?" Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition, January 2021
    • "COVID-19: Can You Return Unsold Alcohol Inventory?" Cheers Magazine, April 29, 2020
    • "On-Premise Opportunities During COVID-19," Cheers Magazine, April 22, 2020
    • "Guest Column: From Trade Wars to Bootlegging, Here’s What’s Brewing on the Regulatory Front," Tampa Bay Business Journal, August 30, 2019
    • "Food for Thought," Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition, August 2019
    • "Get On-Board, Risk Management is a Team Effort," Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition, December 2018
    • "Regulatory and Tax Implications of Food and Beverage On-Demand Services," Club Director, Winter 2018 
    • "Is Your Business License Up-To-Date?" Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition, November 2018
    • "Obstacles and Gray Areas: Here’s How to Navigate Them Smoothly," Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition, October 2018
    • "Hiring Minors, Maintaining Your License…," Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition, September 2018
    • "Strategies For Serving Responsibly," Cheers Magazine, August/September 2018 Edition
    • "Read Up, to Prevent Common Slip-Ups," Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition, August 2018
    • "F&B Minimums: Keep the Alcohol Risks to a Minimum," Club Director, Spring 2018 Edition
    • "The Not-So-Happy-Hour," IDEA Fit Business Solution Success, February 2018 Edition, January 2018
    • "Can our club legally offer alcohol to members following some classes - e.g. mimosas after a Sunday Morning cycling class, or "Happy Hour" beers after a late-night boot camp?" International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)'s Club Business International Online Newsletter, January 2018
  • Affiliations
    • American Bar Association
    • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association
      • Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors, 2019-Present
      • Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2017-2018
    • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
      • Board of Directors, 2022-Present
      • Judicial Relations Committee, Co-Chair, 2022-Present
      • Young Lawyers Division Committee, Co-Chair, 2020-2022
      • Young Lawyers Division, Committee, Member, 2019-2020, 2022-Present
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
      • Alumni, 2022-Present
      • Pathfinder Program, Class of 2022
    • Tampa Bay Chamber
      • Emerging Leaders, Member, 2016-2022
    • The District of Columbia Bar
    • The Florida Bar
    • The New York Bar
    • Women of the Vine and Spirits
      • Foundation Committee, Member
    • AmeriCorps Vista, Member, 2012-2013
    • Circle of Red, American Heart Association, Member, 2018-2020
    • Florida Diabetes Camp, Counselor, 2011-2017
    • Florida Alternative Breaks, Site Leader and Participant, 2011-2013
    • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
      • Team In Training TCS New York City Marathon, Team Member
      • Man and Woman of the Year, New York City Campaign, Team Member, 2022
    • Tampa Connection, Class of 2018-2019
  • Credentials
    • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2016)
    • University of Florida, B.A. (magna cum laude, 2013)
    • WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits
    • WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines
    • Certificate in Nonprofit Board Governance, The Nonprofit Leadership Center
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • District of Columbia
    • New York
  • Languages
    • Spanish - Professional Working Proficiency