Alva Mather* is head of the Firm’s Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group and focuses her practice on alcohol beverage and cannabis regulatory and commercial matters. She represents companies in the alcohol beverage industry, including brewers, distillers, wineries, importers and retailers. Additionally, she works with clients in the growing cannabis space and has in-depth knowledge of the evolving legal and regulatory issues facing this industry.

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Repräsentative Mandate

  • Represented one of the world’s largest spirits companies through the negotiation, drafting and execution of its distribution agreements for entire US market*
  • Represented Italian based wine and spirits company in entering the US market and related national distribution agreements*
  • Represented dozens of clients through the negotiation, drafting and execution of new and existing distribution agreements throughout the United States, Caribbean and overseas*

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  • Chambers USA, Nationwide Food & Beverages, Band 3, 2019
  • Chambers USA, Nationwide Food & Beverages: Alcohol category, Recognized practitioner, 2018
  • The Legal 500 United States in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions: Consumer Products, 2019

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  • American Bar Association Cannabis and Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee, chair
  • Drexel University Center for Food and Hospitality Management, advisory board
  • Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild, founding member, treasurer

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University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, 2004
Northwestern University, MA, 2001
Mount Holyoke College, BA, magna cum laude, 1999

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

New Jersey

Alva C. Mather

Insights & Events / Media

Special Report / January 2020

Washington, DC / Speaking Engagements / November 18-19, 2019

New Orleans, LA / Speaking Engagements / October 20-23, 2019