Christine is a litigation and regulatory compliance attorney who concentrates her practice within the Alcohol Beverage and Cannabis Industries.
As a member of the Firm’s Chambers-ranked Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group, Christine counsels industry clients on trade practice issues, tied-house compliance, state franchise law, state and federal licensing, e-commerce, distribution agreements, third-party alcohol delivery for sale of beer, wine and spirits and other alcohol beverages. Christine also conducts alcohol and cannabis regulatory due diligence for corporate restructures, mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining the firm, Christine was a practicing litigator, representing Fortune 500 companies in a variety of complex commercial and product liability matters. Christine draws on her extensive experience in all aspects of litigation to represent clients in administrative actions brought by the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and state agencies, as well as commercial disputes brought in state and federal court.
Conducted multistate surveys for national retailer and third-party provider related to tied-house, trade practice and advertising regulations. Worked closely with regulators to obtain clarity and guidance on issues
Provided regulatory and licensing guidance to national retail chain franchise owners in connection with the amending and transferring of liquor licenses to ensure compliance with state and local law
Advises private equity firms and alcohol beverage producers and retailers on tied-house restrictions impacting potential investments and/or restructurings
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