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Marbet Lewis

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.

BeerCraftGlobal News

Last week, distillers from around the country met in Washington D.C. for the industry’s 10th Annual Public Policy Conference, co-hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the American Craft Spirits Association. Heads of the Florida distilleries participated in congressional and senate meetings to urge support for

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Global News

Facebook’s policy shift has been reported on and confirmed by CNN and Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine. The sale of alcohol and tobacco products between private individuals is now prohibited on Facebook and Instagram. Sales were previously prohibited in Marketplace, but this change includes comments and posts. Posting pictures in

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Retailer highlightsWine & Spirits

In a previous blog, we wrote about how celebrities are entering the liquor market in a big way, but can being famous impact your ability to get a liquor license?  In a recent Law.com article, Donald Trump’s ‘Character and Fitness’ is being questioned in a hotel liquor-license renewal.  While character

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All of us at Spiritus Law wish you a very happy holiday season and joyous new year. Please enjoy this holiday edition of our Booze Barristers newsletter. We take a look at a subject dear to us – branding issues in the industry – and evaluate a demographic trend that may influence

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College sports and alcohol have long been inextricably linked through tailgating. Lately, however, colleges and universities are growing warmer to the idea of partnerships with alcoholic beverage brands that are slightly closer to home.  Recently, Yuengling secured naming rights to the University of South Florida’s (USF) Sun Dome, the university’s

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Wine & Spirits

Marvel’s Deadpool Named Creative Director of Espolón Tequila Just in time for the release of Deadpool 2 in theaters, Espolón Tequila, distributed by Campari Group, has announced that the Marvel superhero is their new Creative Director of Culture ’n’ Stuff. 20th Century Fox and the Campari Group are obviously having

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Global News

Amazon has finally joined the bandwagon of delivery services (including Postmates, Publix, and Instacart) already offering alcohol “on-demand” in Florida. In addition to asking Alexa for a number of other items, you can now ask her to order your packaged beer and wine. The company’s same-day delivery service, Prime Now

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BeerGlobal NewsRetailer highlightsWine & Spirits

Spiritus Law’s (formerly known as LewisFox Law) very own radio program, The Happy Hour Show, is on Fridays at 6pm on AM 880 The Biz. Every week, Robert Lewis and Marbet Lewis will discuss alcohol industry legal trends as well as news that affects your dining and nightlife experience. Listen

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BeerGlobal News

Is the alcohol industry in trouble with the newest wave of young beverage consumers? A recent study has gained significant attention in the last several months based on its conclusion that members of Generation Z are drinking less alcohol compared to previous generations. Who is Generation Z? According to the

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CraftWine & Spirits

Trends Shaking Up the Cocktail Scene Gin distilled down the street; cocktails aged like bourbon or moonshine; negroni’s infused with shallots. One quarter of the way into 2018 three cocktail trends are showing up at bars and restaurants across the country. This year, when you go out for a drink,

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