Starting Up a Brewery: The Business Forum Show, January 15, 2014

Assisting new and existing breweries in their legal needs has become a large part of my law practice in the past five years.  A few years ago, in an effort to educate prospective brewery owners as to the legal issues they would need to address in realizing their dream, I co-authored an article for The Growler entitled “The Ten Legal Steps to Owning a Brewery.”  You can read the article here.

You can call this discussion on The Business Forum Show with Kevin Hunter the “cliffs notes” version of the article.  We discuss choosing a name, choice of entity, protecting your brewery name – and beer names – through trademark registration, leasing (or purchasing) real estate, raising funds and applying for Federal state and local licenses.

Archived segments are available by visiting The Business Forum Show page of my website, and be sure to tune in live (or listen to a podcast recording of the show) here.