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Wine, Beer, & Spirits

Buckley Law provides legal counsel to the wine, beer and spirits industry.

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From conceptual development to distribution, we work with you to advance the development of your vineyard, winery, brewery or distillery by combining expertise from Buckley Law’s broad range of practice areas to customize our legal services to your needs. Whether you own hundreds of acres or produce just a few hundred cases or bottles every year, we can handle your work with experience and confidence.

Our wine, beer, and spirits industry attorneys 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, trademarks, licensing, and permits and sale contracts. We recognize that wineries, vineyards, breweries, and distilleries are often family-owned businesses. Therefore, we also offer services from our business succession practice group so that the owners of those businesses may smoothly transition the business from one generation to the next. We understand that the northwest wine, beer, and spirits industry is built on passion, ingenuity, and hard work.

Business Law

  • Contracts, including grape sales contracts
  • Entity selection and formation
  • OLCC licenses and permits
  • Private investment offerings

Estate Planning

  • Business succession planning
  • Tax planning
  • Valuation of assets

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright protection
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets protection

Labor & Employment Law

  • Compliance with anti-discrimination, privacy, and employee benefit regulations
  • Employment agreements
  • Employee handbooks and guidelines
  • Employment litigation for employers
  • Wage and hour issues for employers

Real Estate & Land Use Law

  • Commercial use approvals
  • Land acquisition
  • Zone change and partitions

Tax Law

  • Accounting and inventory methods
  • Income taxation
  • State sales/use tax

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