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Leading Alcohol Beverage Law Firm Expands With New Office Space and Personnel

(San Francisco, CALIF)—San Francisco-based Hinman & Carmichael LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Alcohol Beverage Law, recently announced the addition of three new key hires as well as a move to larger offices in San Francisco. Residing now on the seventh floor at 260 California Street in San Francisco, Hinman & Carmichael also announced the redesign of their firm’s website, which includes the well-read “Booze Rules” blog.

Among the new hires is Erin Kelleher who joined the firm as an associate. Previously with Morrison & Forester LLP, where she was an associate in the corporate department, Ms. Kelleher brings significant experience in contract drafting, governance matters and federal regulatory reporting requirements. Additionally, AiLee Ting joined the firm as Director of Operations, bringing over 20 years of high-level administrative management experience with law firms and corporations as well as a substantive legal experience, having worked for eight years as a corporate paralegal in the startup technology sector. Finally, Sean Walters joined the firm as a paralegal after working with the Buchman Law Firm in New York City where he worked on numerous beverage alcohol licensing matters at both the state and federal level.

Outgrowing its former space, Hinman & Carmichael has moved its offices from Suite 1001 to Suite 700 in the Newhall Building located at 260 California Street in San Francisco. The firm now occupies an entire floor of the historic 1910 vintage building in which it has now resided for over 15 years. This provides room for continued growth and, more importantly, room for the firm wine cellar and continued access to the best bars and restaurants in San Francisco.

In line with its steady growth, Hinman & Carmichael also announced the re-launch of its website www.beveragelaw.com, featuring its popular “Booze Rules” blog focusing on legal and regulatory affairs in the alcohol beverage industry. Additionally, the site hosts the “Czar’s Blog,” which chronicles the adventures of the San Francisco Giants (from the firm’s seats behind home plate at AT&T Park), for the enjoyment of fellow fans and friends of the firm. The events page will now feature upcoming presentations and industry events.

About Hinman & Carmichael LLP
Hinman & Carmichael specializes in legal advice relating to the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages in California and across the country. In particular, the firm focuses on licensing and qualification issues, business and marketing practices, distribution counseling, special counsel services for transactions involving licensees and representing clients in front of federal and state agencies that regulate alcoholic beverages. More information is available at http://www.beveragelaw.com.


John Hinman, Partner
jhinman@beveragelaw.com • (415) 362-1215

Photographs of Erin Kelleher, Sean Walters and Ailee Ting are available upon request.