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 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.

Hannah has also gained significant experience in 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 regulated by FDA, and providing support on tax-related issues in the alcohol industry.

  • Background

    Hannah was born in Miami, Florida. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and John A. Ferguson High School. Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Hannah served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jerald Bagley of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. Hannah also was a legal intern for the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America and a legal analyst for Ultra Music Festival.

  • Education
    • University of Florida, B.A. (magna cum laude, 2013)
      • Center for Leadership and Service Model of Leadership Award
      • Presidential Service Award, Health and Community Building
    • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2016)
      • Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, Editorial Staff Member
      • 2015 ABA First Amendment and Media Law Moot Court Competition, Finalist
      • Student Bar Association, Vice President of Programming
      • Moot Court Board, Member
      • The President’s Volunteer Service Award
      • The George Washington University Law School Pro Bono Recognition Award
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • District of Columbia
    • New York
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
    • The District of Columbia Bar
    • The New York Bar
    • American Bar Association
    • 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
      • Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair, 2020-2022
      • Young Lawyers Division, Committee Member, 2019-2020
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
      • Pathfinder Program, Class of 2022
    • Tampa Bay Chamber
      • Emerging Leaders, Member, 2016-2022
    • Women of the Vine and Spirits
      • Foundation Committee, Member, 2019-Present
  • Civic
    • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Man and Woman of the Year, New York City Campaign, Team Member, 2022
    • Circle of Red, American Heart Association, Member, 2018-2020
    • Tampa Connection, Class of 2018-2019
    • AmeriCorps Vista, Member, 2012-2013
    • Florida Diabetes Camp, Counselor, 2011-2015
    • Florida Alternative Breaks, Site Leader and Participant, 2011-2013
  • Presentations and Seminars
    • “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
    • "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
    • "Not Your Average JD," Stetson University College of Law, Hispanic Bar Association, November 15, 2017
    • "Understanding the Two Way Street of Tied-House Laws," Fintech Webinar, October 25, 2017
    • "Licensee Responsibilities in Third Party Delivery Engagements," The National Association Licensing and Compliance Professionals Conference, October 20, 2017
    • "Retailers Checklist: Third Party Providers and Delivery," Direct-to-Consumer Track Session, Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference, June 14, 2017
    • "Legal Considerations for Alcohol Beverage E-tailers," E-Commerce Track Session, Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference, June 13, 2017
    • "The Current State of Labeling Requirements Both on Packaged Food Products and Restaurant Menus," Stetson University College of Law Food Law Society, October 27, 2016
  • Articles and Publications
    • "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: CDC Issues Reopening Guidance for Restaurants and Bars," GrayRobinson COVID-19 News, May 21, 2020
    • "COVID-19: Can You Return Unsold Alcohol Inventory?" Cheers Magazine, April 29, 2020
    • "On-Premise Opportunities During COVID-19," Cheers Magazine, April 22, 2020
    • Meet the Locals, Make it Tampa Bay, December 2019
    • "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
    • "Regulatory and Tax Implications of Food and Beverage On-Demand Services," Club Director, Winter 2018 
    • "Get On-Board, Risk Management is a Team Effort," Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition, December 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
    • "The ABC’s of Alcohol Beverage Control," American Bar Association Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Committee Newsletter, August 2017
      • "Medical Marijuana 101 for Florida Physicians," South Florida Hospital News, December 2016
    • Certifications
      • WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits
      • WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines
      • Certificate in Nonprofit Board Governance, The Nonprofit Leadership Center
    • Awards and Recognitions
      • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2022
    • Media
      • "Franchising, Drunk Guests and ADA Compliance: How Hoteliers Can Prepare for Liability Issues," CoStar's Hotel News Now, October 13, 2022