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Kutak Rock attorneys have extensive experience in the legal aspects of the burgeoning wine industry. We can assist with matters concerning business formation, the licensing and permitting of facilities, financings, land acquisitions, the construction and design of facilities, environmental and natural resource issues, issues related to water rights and usage, employment, workers’ compensation, collective bargaining and OSHA issues, intellectual property protection and enforcement, license, supplier and distributer agreements, tax issues and dispute resolution.

Kutak Rock believes that this $15 billion industry deserves professionals who understand the language of the grape grower, the wine maker, the bottler and the distributer. Our attorneys are well versed in the requirements of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, what constitutes a “Stand Alone Bonded Winery,” and can provide advantageous results with a clear familiarity of the Federal Wine Labeling Regulations, the value of terroir and an understanding of the elements of a bulk winery investment and its operating costs.

Our attorneys’ experience with the financial aspects of the wine industry, including agricultural finance from both the producer side and the lender side, have led to our involvement in transactions now exceeding $1 billion.