Craft Brewing and Distilling

Perkins Thompson maintains one of Maine’s largest craft brewing legal practices and represents many of the region’s most exciting and innovative breweries. We are fanatical about great beer (especially great Maine beer), and we have the experience and industry depth to help your brewery or distillery succeed in these rapidly growing industries.

Services Provided

We represent both start-up and established breweries and distilleries in all facets of their operations, including:

  • Startup structuring (entity selection, organization, and capitalization)
  • Securities offerings (Regulation D, crowdfunding and other federal exemptions, and ensuring state blue sky compliance)
  • Federal and state liquor compliance
  • Trademarks
  • Equity incentive plans
  • Owner agreements
  • Employment agreements and labor issues
  • Taxation
  • Real estate
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • General counsel services