January 20, 2010
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224
Theodore J. Zeller to Testify for Proposed Amendments to Beer Franchise Law in Pennsylvania
Allentown, PA (January 20, 2010) – Theodore J. Zeller, III, Member of Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino, the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will testify before the Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee on January 26, 2010, regarding proposed amendments to beer franchise law in Pennsylvania. The hearing will focus on a pending House Bill which would require all malt or brewed beverages to be distributed through the existing wholesale distribution system.
Zeller focuses his practice on alcoholic beverage law; commercial transactions, including related real estate transactions; and litigation. Ted began his legal career litigating various cases in multiple forums. He has tried multiple cases in county and federal court, including jury trials, and hundreds of cases before arbitration panels, district justices and administrative law judges. He was lead counsel in a beer rights case brought against the world’s largest brewers and serves as outside general counsel to Yuengling Brewery.
Zeller’s lobbying efforts helped to change the public venue law under the Pennsylvania liquor code to assist firm clients in obtaining licenses under statute instead of on the open market at extraordinary expense. In addition, he counsels clients regularly on the acquisition of liquor licenses on the open market and coordinates liquor license transactions with other practice areas such as real estate, corporate and business law, financing, tax law, and litigation.
Zeller earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1989, and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University in 1992