Distribution Relationships and Commercial Transactions

We are one of the foremost law firms in the U.S. for alcoholic beverage distribution relationships and issues. Whether you are an industry powerhouse or a start-up with little market presence, we can help you secure optimal distribution representation throughout the United States, draft and negotiate your distribution agreements and establish business and legal protocols to manage your distribution relationships. This includes performance reviews and meeting protocols, distribution termination strategies, buyouts, settlement agreements and releases. We are well-versed in the country’s franchise protection statutes and provide expert guidance on how to optimize your leverage, even in unfavorable jurisdictions.

In addition to importation and distribution agreements, we draft and negotiate many other commercial agreements crucial to alcoholic beverage suppliers, including: 

  • Broker and Sales Agent Agreements
  • Grape and Bulk Wine Purchase Agreements
  • Custom Winemaking Agreements
  • Trademark License Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements 
  • Warehouse and Storage Agreements
  • Promotional Services Agreements

Contacts: John Hinman and Suzanne DeGalan