Buckley Law’s Wine Industry Client Team is able to provide quality legal advice and planning in all aspects of the advancement of your vineyard or winery, from conceptual development to distribution of grapes and wines. Whether you own hundreds of acres or produce just a few hundred cases every year, we can handle your work with experience and confidence.
We combine our expertise from our real estate and land use, business, employment, and taxation practice groups and tailor that knowledge to the needs of the wine industry. We are highly qualified to handle issues pertaining to land acquisition and zone changes, employment issues such as migrant worker issues and employment agreements, and business needs such as entity formation, licensing and permits and grape sale contracts. We also offer services from our estate planning practice group so that wineries and vineyards, largely identified as family-owned businesses, may smoothly transition from one generation to the next.
We understand that the Northwest Wine Industry is built on passion, ingenuity, and hard work. At Buckley Law, we are here to help as your business grows.
Our frequently requested services include:
- Contracts, including grape sales contracts
- Entity selection and formation
- OLCC licenses and permits
- Private investment and offerings
- Business succession planning
- Tax Planning
- Valuation of assets
Labor and Employment Law
- Employment agreements
- Employee handbooks and guidelines
- Migrant worker issues
Real Estate and Land Use Law
- Commercial Use Approvals
- Land acquisition
- Zone change and partitions
- Accounting and inventory methods
- Income taxation
- State Sales / Use Tax