McDermott Advises Fishers Island Lemonade’s Founder in Sale to E. & J. Gallo Winery - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Advises Fishers Island Lemonade’s Founder in Sale to E. & J. Gallo Winery


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery represented Fishers Island Lemonade’s founder, Bronya Shillo, along with two related companies, All Night Long Inc. and All Night Long, LLC, on the sale of the Fishers Island Lemonade brand, a leader in the premium ready-to-drink category with its one-of-a-kind, full-flavor taste profile of barrel-aged whiskey and premium vodka, and related assets to E. & J. Gallo Winery, a family-owned company and global wine and spirits industry leader.

Fishers Island Lemonade is recognized as America’s Craft Lemonade Canned Cocktail, winning dozens of awards for its one-of-a-kind taste profile and commitment to high quality ingredients. Launched in 2014 by female-founder Bronya Shillo, Fishers Island Lemonade is inspired by the signature house cocktail, the “FIL,” served for decades at The Pequot Inn, which Bronya’s family owned and operated on Fishers Island, NY.

For nearly a half a century, the Gallo family has been growing its portfolio of spirits brands. Spirit of Gallo’s mission is to build the next great American spirits company and to meet the changing needs of consumers. Spirit of Gallo represents 24 brands and is now the third largest spirits supplier in the United States by volume.

The McDermott cross-practice team was led by partners Alva Mather and Anne Cox-Johnson and included partner Jennifer Mikulina with associates Sheldon Hughes, Fon Bisalbutr and staff attorney Christine Dower.

Read E. & J. Gallo Winery’s press release here.

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