GrayRobinson’s National Alcohol Industry Team Ranked Among Best in Nation by Chambers USA 2022

June 1, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – GrayRobinson today announced its National Alcohol Industry Team again achieved the highest possible ranking, Band 1, for Nationwide Food and Beverages: Alcohol in Chambers USA 2022. In addition, four team members were individually ranked as notable practitioners, including Richard Blau, Elizabeth DeConti, Valerie Haber, and Grace Yang.

What They’re Saying in Chambers USA About GrayRobinson’s Strengths:

The team offers excellent responsiveness. They also break down complex tasks into manageable and simplified components for decision-making and progression.

They are consistently able to provide subject matter experts to meet our needs.

The group is extremely efficient in favorably resolving any issue.

What They’re Saying in Chambers USA About GrayRobinson’s Notable Practitioners:

“Richard Blau has significant experience in the alcoholic beverage sector and is particularly adept at handling regulatory and licensing matters. He is active across a range of sectors including retail and hospitality. ‘A top-notch attorney in his field.’ ‘He has built a great practice. He really know this industry.’

“Elizabeth DeConti is routinely called upon to advise clients on complex licensing and regulatory compliance matters. ‘She is experienced and has expertise.’ ‘She's very good to work with. She is very knowledgeable and really knows her stuff.’

“Valerie Haber is routinely called upon to counsel clients on complex licensing matters. Her clients include breweries, retailers and distilleries. ‘She consistently provides excellent advice and detailed responses for requests involving complex business and regulatory matters.’

“Grace Yang focuses her practice on licensing issues and regulatory concerns, notably on behalf of major retailers. ‘She is very strong on licensing issues.’

GrayRobinson’s National Alcohol Industry Team has expertise in the federal, state, and local laws that govern the production, importation, distribution, promotion, and sale of alcohol beverages. We serve all segments (beer, wine, and distilled spirits) and all tiers (manufacturers/importers, wholesale distributors, and retailers) of the alcohol industry.

Chambers USA is a research-based publication for the legal profession. Its annual rankings identify leading law firms and lawyers based on client feedback and technical legal ability.

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