Craft Brewing & Artisanal Spirits and Distillers: Legal Issues 101
- Legal & Regulatory
- Craft Beer
- Run Time
- 28 minutes 39 seconds
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- The following information is not intended to convey legal advice about a specific legal problem, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. This information is provided with the understanding that if specific legal advice is required, the services of the presenter can be sought by contacting him.
Table of Contents
- What does an entrepreneur need to know when starting a craft brewery or craft distillery?
- Should I form a corporation or other business entity?
- At what point should I consider legal and licensing activity for my start-up brewery?
- Can I apply for a business identity or limited liability company myself or should I seek professional assistance?
- What’s the best way to limit liability as a new start-up brewer or distiller?
- What should I be thinking about legally regarding bringing outside money into a company?
- What is an alcohol beverage license? Do I need a license or permit to produce craft beer, wine or distilled spirits?
- How long can it take to obtain a liquor license or production license?
- What is the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and how is it different from state agencies?
- Does the size of my brewery or quantity of beer produced impact my regulations and legal concerns?
- Will location require me to have certain zoning or a contractual agreements set in place?
- What is Contract Brewing?