GrayRobinson’s National Alcohol Industry Team Ranked Among Best in Nation by Chambers USA 2024

June 6, 2024

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 2024. In addition, five team members were individually ranked as notable practitioners, including Richard BlauElizabeth DeContiValerie Haber, Grace Yang, and Hannah Becker.

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

"The GrayRobinson team always provides sound advice in a timely fashion and the attorneys are strong."
"The team's practitioners are always quick to respond."

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. ‘Richard is always ready to take on difficult projects and develop creative solutions to challenging issues.’ ‘He's a national liquor law expert who is excellent at what he does, very personable and easy to work with.’

“Elizabeth DeConti is routinely called upon to advise clients on complex licensing and regulatory compliance matters. She acts as counsel for a number of alcoholic beverage companies, restaurants and retailers. ‘Elizabeth is excellent at what she does.’ ‘Her intellect and knowledge on alcohol laws are simply incredible.’

“Grace Yang focuses her practice on marketing and licensing issues, in addition to other regulatory concerns, notably on behalf of major retailers. ‘Grace is fantastic to work with.’

“Valerie Haber is routinely called upon to counsel clients on complex licensing matters. Her clients include breweries, retailers and distilleries. ‘Valerie is a pleasure to work with and she has an exceptional understanding of licensing and permitting issues.’ ‘She exceeds expectations every time we engage her.’

“Hannah Becker is held in high regard by clients for her advice on regulatory matters in relation to new product launches, as well as on distribution issues. ‘Hannah is wonderful to work with.’ ‘It is a pleasure to work with Hannah.’

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 and Partners is an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers.

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