Beverage and Hospitality

Beverage and Hospitality

The beverage industry is highly regulated, is very competitive, and requires prompt decision making based on sound advice and knowledge. The McKinsey Law Office has significant experience guiding beverage-based businesses in dealing with business and regulatory matters. Among the categories of beverage industry businesses, McKinsey Law has extensive experience with the wine industry, serving growers, producers, wineries, wine-based service businesses, and retailers. We provide most industry contract services including custom crush agreements, alternating proprietorship agreements, entity formation and licensing, vineyard leasing, grape purchasing, and purchase and sale, including advising on license transfer.

McKinsey Law serves many aspects of the hospitality industry including restaurants, hotels, and service-oriented businesses that focus on feeding, entertaining, or hosting guests and travelers.

Representative Matters

Advise and guide start-up of winery in Placer County, California including all corporate documents and contracts

Advise and resolve issues for winery client in Southern California regarding non-conforming wine inventory and sales

Purchase and Sale Agreement (seller side) for winery (Tallulah) in Sonoma County California

Purchase and Sale Agreement for set of hotels in Sacramento, California

Advise and guide startup of winery in Monterey County, California

Advise and defend winery in regulatory action brought by State of California

Advise and guide amendments to license from California Alcohol and Beverage Commission for hotel in Sacramento California

Advise client regarding enforcement action brought by California Alcohol and Beverage Commission

Prepare master distribution agreement for food and beverage client use in California

Purchase and Sale Agreement (representing buyer) for restaurant in Emeryville, California

Support purchase transaction for hotel in San Bernardino, California