Balancing Risk

Paying taxes isn’t much fun. So it should come as no real surprise that smaller companies, including small hooch companies, regularly try to minimize their tax burdens.  In fact, to do…

Planning your Exit

Recently, I spent some time preparing materials for a presentation at an upcoming Brewery & Distillery Law conference, where I’ll be speaking on formation and entity selection issues.  The great…

Referendum

Unless you found yourself in a drunken stupor all of last week, you likely spent much of the week hearing, reading and wondering about Brexit – or the referendum put…

Enigma

As I write this, a large community of single-malt aficionados in the UK is sampling The Glenlivet Cipher, billed as the “world’s most mysterious whisky.”  I know that they’re sampling…