Nichole D. Shustack - McDermott Will & Emery


Nichole D. Shustack* focuses her practice on alcohol trade practice, regulatory, commercial agreements and distribution matters. She represents companies in the alcohol beverage industry, including brewers, distillers and wineries and has in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and distribution issues facing the industry.

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  • Represented Beam Suntory Inc. in the execution of a Renewable Energy Services Agreement with 3Rivers Energy Partners for the development of a renewable natural gas anaerobic digestion facility adjacent to the Jim Beam distillery in Boston, Kentucky in a projected $400 million expansion. The biogas development project will use still from the whiskey distillery process as feedstock for the production of renewable natural gas, which will then power the expanded distillery and assist Beam Suntory in achieving its goal to cut its company wide greenhouse gas emission and water usage in half by 2030.
  • Lead a senior leadership team managing the Boston Beer and Dogfish Head Brewery merger, including a nationwide wholesaler and sales consolidation and communication effort*
  • Managed all domestic and international wholesaler contracts and franchise issues, including wholesaler transactions, providing legal guidance on transfer of distribution rights, litigation support and interpretation of franchise laws*

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  • The Legal Intelligencer, Professional Excellence Awards: ESG Impact Honoree, 2023


  • Drexel Park Homeowner Association, vice president
  • Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation, board of directors


Widener University School of Law, JD, 2011
Villanova University, BA, 2008

District of Columbia
New Jersey