Marbet Lewis, Founding Partner of Spiritus Law, to Speak at the Craft Beverage Distribution Conference

FLORIDA – December 2, 2019 – Marbet Lewis, a Founding Partner of Spiritus Law, will participate in a panel discussion at the Craft Beverage Distribution Conference & Trade Show.  The Conference is being held December 3-5, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Omni Louisville. More information about the conference can be found here.

This program, Cannabis: A Strategy for Your Future Business? will be a discussion about the current state of the cannabis market, where it is headed and how it affects craft beverage producers.  Lewis will join other panelists Ted Mitzlaff, CEO of Goodwood Brewing Co., and Jeff Amrein, CEO of  Extract Wellness, LLC.   The program, moderated by Bart Schaneman of Marijuana Business Daily, is being held on December 4, 2019, from 3:30 pm–4:45 pm.

Marbet Lewis has focused her practice on the laws governing the alcohol industry and the manufacture, importation, and sale of alcohol beverage products since 2004. She represents clients in all aspects of alcohol and business licensing in Florida including alcohol licensee mergers and acquisitions, negotiation of asset purchase agreements and required alcohol use provisions, license transfers and licensing due diligence, trade practices, alcohol product advertising and review of marketing agreements, importation agreements, label approvals, and regulatory compliance guidance. Her experience also includes enforcement action defense and administrative litigation, zoning and land use due diligence and approval processes, and state and local government regulatory compliance. She works with domestic and foreign suppliers, wholesalers and a broad range of retailers, including nightclubs, bars, movie theater operators, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, bars, nightclubs, and pharmacy chains.

Craft Beverage Distribution Conference & Trade Show is presented by the Craft Beverage Education Association (CBEA).  CBEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members from the wine, beer, spirits, cider, and mead industries navigate the business of craft and artisanal beverage post-production

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About Spiritus Law: 

Spiritus Law is a business law firm focusing on specific, highly complex areas of Law that require dedicated effort and long-term practical experience. The firm focuses primarily on food and alcohol licensing and regulatory laws, business compliance guidance, and business law and litigation. Spiritus also combines a unique blend of professionals, including attorneys, government consultants, licensing assistants, and paralegals, for the dedicated representation of alcohol industry clients across all three tiers of the industry with a focus on supplier and retailer representation. Spiritus strives to be at the forefront of emerging industry trends and the refashioning of traditional concepts for Fortune 500 companies and individual entrepreneurs. Spiritus professionals have helped shape alcoholic beverage regulations for over 45 years at the federal and state level. Through its commitment to diversity and community outreach, Spiritus Law is able to bring its diverse experience to a vast array of clients and legal matters.

Core Practice Areas:

Primary areas of practice include food and alcohol law, regulated industries, business, and regulatory compliance services, business transactions, and business law and litigation. The Alcohol Industry Group focuses on providing complete food and alcohol licensing and regulatory services in the development of licensing structures and business operational guidelines for the manufacturing, importation, purchase, and retail sale and service of alcoholic beverages. The firm’s alcohol industry services are comprehensive with attention to all aspects of business permitting and compliant operations for foreign and domestic manufacturers, importers and retailers including package stores, large box retailers, online retailers, restaurants, movie theaters with alcohol service, hotels, and lodging establishments, arenas and stadiums.

Cross-Border Work:

Spiritus Law’s well-established alcohol industry group works with clients and industry members domestically and abroad, with active clients in Latin America, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands. Spiritus assists with alcohol industry import/export matters, licensing, distribution, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and coordination of new product approvals and branding.

Learn more about Spiritus Law at spirituslaw.com.

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