Christine Dower - McDermott Will & Emery


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.

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  • 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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Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, 2012
University of Delaware, BA, 2005

US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

New Jersey