Todd Friedman

Todd Friedman

Todd Friedman practices business law, focusing on advising entrepreneurial, emerging, growing and established companies with respect to business formation and structuring, commercial contracting, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and real property matters. He has represented clients in industries including: food and agribusiness; wine, beer and spirits; restaurant and hospitality; technology; branded consumer products; and creative services. Todd is co-chair of the firm’s Beverage and Hospitality initiative.

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Agency Extends Relief to Prevent Unintended Tax Burden on Custom-Crush Facilities and Bonded Wine Cellars

As we wrote about earlier this month, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) passed late last year included significant, temporary federal excise tax relief for wine, beer and spirits businesses for 2018 and 2019.  Unfortunately, in an apparent oversight of legislative drafting, the wine excise tax relief (provided in the form of a … Continue Reading

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Includes Tax Relief for Wine, Beer and Spirits Businesses

Included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) passed in late December were “Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform” provisions that, among other things, reduced federal excise taxes for wine, beer and spirits businesses. These reductions expire at the end of 2019 unless extended by future legislation. While these changes may not have … Continue Reading
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