Your innovative business deserves innovative counsel.

Reiser Legal | PLLC is a business law practice focusing on alcoholic beverage business law and trademark protection representing craft brewers, distillers, wineries and alcoholic beverage outlets.

Reiser Legal gives you a better lawyer relationship with more efficient results. Communication is the key to good legal counsel, so we employ secure technology
that keeps you connected and engaged with your legal matter at all times.
Maximized efficiency and less overhead means less hoop-jumping and lower fees
for you as a client.

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    What We Do


    Educate

    Learn about your legal dilemma by reading our extensive legal blog on alcoholic beverage law. Sometimes you need a lawyer and sometimes you don't. Our information resources can help you get started.


    Pick Your Fee

    We work for you—and that means on your budget. Create a budget and we will work within it. You may continue on an hourly fee, a flat fee, or a monthly subscription plan. Whatever works for you, works for us.


    Collaborate

    You're a valuable part of your finished product. Our office uses efficient, easily accessible technology to communicate with you 24/7, allowing you to share your ideas and keep a second eye on our progress, if you want it.

    Services

    Business Structuring & Operation

    You are building innovative, greener, more efficient breweries and businesses. We respect your contribution by providing the same style of legal services. Remote access, electronic collaboration and purely electronic communication (no paper!) will help you communicate your business needs from conception to operation. Let us help you build and operate your business, intelligently.

    Get Started

    Form your company, find funds and investors and be compliant

    Get Brewing

    Equipment Purchases, Warranties, Alternating Proprietorships, and Leases

    Build or Cash Out

    Mergers, Share Purchases, Interest Redemptions, Asset and Business Sales and Acquisitions

    Operate Effectively

    Subscription Agreements, Operating Agreements, Bylaws, Non-Competition and Employee Agreements and Manuals, Safety Manuals and Workers Compensation/Unemployment guidance

    Resolve Your Dispute

    Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation-prevention for brewers


    Alcoholic Beverage Regulation & Licensing

    Today's industry keeps growing, so grow with it. Breweries, wineries, distillers, and beverage outlets are faced with a myriad of difficult regulatory obligations—let us help tackle those encumbrances. Reiser Legal PLLC understands the federal, state, and local regulations that impact your business. Let us help you get brewing.

    License Your Business

    Get TTB, state and local licensing and obtain beverage permits

    Be Compliant

    Manage ongoing tax, reporting and filing obligations

    Package Your Product

    Labeling guidelines, health warnings, formula/ingredient and COLA submissions

    Get Help Selling

    Manage franchise relationships and Distribution Agreements


    Brand Protection & Management

    Smart beverage producers know that their biggest asset is their brand. Reiser Legal PLLC encourages beverage companies to protect their brands early and often, from logos and insignia to labels and taglines. Let us help you ensure your brand is safe.

    Protect Your Name

    Investigation and flat-fee reports on names and filing of federal and state trademarks

    Manage Your Brands

    Build your brands with proper labeling, merchandising, and event guidance

    Enforce Your Rights

    Intelligent trademark enforcement that understands the beverage community

    Defend Your Brand

    Federal and state litigation counseling and Lanham Act guidance

    Your Counsel

    Douglas S. Reiser, Attorney & LEED AP

    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.


    Danielle M. Teagarden, Attorney

    Danielle is a Seattle-based intellectual property and business attorney, with a practice committed to forward-thinking USPTO trademark protection for brewery and beverage clients across the United States. She joined Reiser Legal to address the increasing need for proactive beverage brand protection, while also serving the day-to-day business and regulatory needs of alcoholic beverage start-ups and growing breweries as well as emerging producers of cider, wine, mead, and distilled craft beverages.

    Danielle manages Reiser Legal's nationwide portfolio of brewery and beverage trademarks, seeing marks through from initial clearance to successful registration and beyond. Through her USPTO insights, committed research, and persuasive writing, Danielle has established herself as a winning brief writer. Among her achievements are consistent successes in helping breweries remove the barriers to conflict with other industries.

    Author and editor of Reiser Legal's syndicated blog, The Brewery Law Blog, Danielle has also authored an extensive piece on constitutional law, beer regulatory issues, and reform measures, "Brewing Tension: The Constitutionality of Indiana's Sunday Carryout Laws," which was published in 2014 in the Indiana Law Review and selected for inclusion in the Food Law & Policy eJournal. A summa cum laude graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Danielle is committed to beer law scholarship and brewery advocacy, with a number of research, writing, and industry educational projects in the works behind the scenes at Reiser Legal.

    Before joining Reiser Legal, Danielle assisted the Brewers of Indiana Guild in the planning and marketing of its annual beer festivals, and she brings to Reiser Legal a rich background in e-commerce marketing and corporate branding strategies. Outside of Danielle's day-to-day legal projects and ambitions, she is a proud homebrewer, and is honored to be a part of Reiser Legal PLLC and the firm's modern approach to devoted and cost-effective brewery collaboration.

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