Doug is a business attorney and LEED Accredited Professional focusing on alcoholic beverage law and green building and business operation. He has experience in the legal arenas of New York, Cleveland, New Orleans, and Seattle, providing services to both private firms and government entities. He is a former member of Wolfe Law Group, LLC, and in 2010, opened Reiser Legal PLLC to focus on the everyday needs of alcoholic beverage companies.
His practice aims to serve the modern and future needs of alcoholic beverage manufacturers and outlets who seek secure regulation compliance, clever risk management, intelligent structuring and fundraising strategies and assistance with green construction and business operation. A modern understanding of technology allows him to closely collaborate with clients who want to be a part of their finished legal product.
Our principal is licensed in the states of Louisiana and Washington. He is an active member of the Washington Bar Association, formerly serving as a Chairman of the WSBA Young Lawyers Division's NLE Focus Group and as a member of WSBA's Continuing Legal Education Committee. He is also an active member of the Asheville Brewers Alliance, as a brewery owner.
Doug is also a frequent speaker on the topics of beverage law, green building and law practice management and technology. He founded the syndicated blog, The Brewery Law Blog. Doug has authored chapters about green building in the 2012 book, Legal Handbook for Architects, Engineers and Contractors Vol. 28, as well as the 2011 book New Developments in Green Construction Law, each published by Thomson Reuters.
A business owner himself, Doug and his wife are the principal owners of Burial Beer Co in Asheville, NC, where Doug brews experimental batches in his free time. He also currently owns and serves as general counsel for ClaimKit LLC, a construction document management service for the surety, insurance and legal industries.