Welcome to the Alcoholic Beverages Law Blog!

The Stoel Rives Alcohol Beverage Blog provides wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, distributors and importers with articles and information across a broad spectrum of state and federal alcohol beverage law. The authors work on alcohol beverage related projects from our bases in California, Oregon and Washington, throughout the Western United States and beyond. Our blog lets us share with you our passion for and experience with key legal, business and regulatory issues. Our blog will not only share the latest developments in these areas, but help you apply them to manage your business successfully.

We look forward to sparking a lively discussion about the industry nationally and internationally and its ever growing array of intriguing products.

Thank you for your interest. We hope you enjoy Alcohol Beverage Law!

Parissa FlorezParissa FlorezAssociate858.794.4106EmailParissa's Linkedin ProfileParissa Florez focuses her practice in environmental and energy law, emphasizing land use, environmental due diligence, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) permit approval process, municipal law, and land use and environmental litigation. More
Nicole HancockNicole HancockPartner208.387.4231EmailNicole's Linkedin ProfileNicole Hancock specializes in providing counseling and litigation legal services to beer, wine and distillery businesses. She has experience with litigation matters, commercial contracts, product liability lawsuits, wine and beer franchise disputes...More
Chris HermannChris HermannPartner503.294.9236EmailChristopher's Linkedin ProfileChristopher R. Hermann has worked with Northwest wineries, vineyards, breweries, distilleries, and distributors since the 1980s. He was selected by Chambers USA for 2013 and 2014 as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Nationwide) in the Food & Beverages: Alcohol practice area.More
Susan JohnsonSusan JohnsonPartner206.386.7684EmailSusan's Linkedin ProfileSusan M. Johnson was selected by Chambers USA for 2014 as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Nationwide) in the Food & Beverages: Alcohol practice area. Susan, a partner in our Seattle office, counsels beer, wine and spirits producers; retail store, restaurant and hotel chains; sports and entertainment facilities; cruise ship lines; and contract food service management companies...More
Wes MilibandWes MilibandOf Counsel916.319.4676EmailWes's Linkedin ProfileWes Miliband is a California water lawyer focused primarily on water supply and water rights in advisory, transactional, and litigation matters.More
Claire MitchellClaire MitchellAssociate206.386.7698EmailClaire's Linkedin ProfileClaire Mitchell, an associate in the Technology and Intellectual Property group, has particular expertise in the food, beverage, dietary supplement and agribusiness industries. More
Alyssa PetroffAlyssa PetroffAssociate(503) 294-9450EmailAlyssa Petroff is a corporate attorney who focuses her practice on business and legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, corporate governance and securities law compliance. More
Michelle RuddMichelle RuddPartner503.294.9390EmailMichelle's Linkedin ProfileMichelle Rudd is a partner whose practice focuses on helping clients get their projects off the drawing board and on the ground. Her work focuses on community development issues related to condemnation and eminent domain and land use permitting.More
Jeremy SacksJeremy SacksPartner503.294.9649EmailJeremy Sacks is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group, chair of the firm's Energy Litigation Initiative, and chair of the Portland office Trial group. His practice focuses on complex litigation in a variety of businesses, including the energy industry. More
Allison SmithAllison SmithPartner916.319.4759EmailAllison's Linkedin ProfileAllison Smith focuses her practice on the permitting and siting of geothermal, solar, wind, biomass and gas-fired energy facilities in California.More
Jenny Baer TuohyJenny Baer TuohyAssociate(503) 294-9275EmailJenny Baer Tuohy focuses her practice on advising clients on business and legal matters including equity and debt financing, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and business formation.More