• Oct 20, 2016Andrew D. Linden to Speak at Brewery and Distillery Law in New Jersey Training Seminar

    Andrew D. Linden, an Associate of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak at the Brewery and Distillery Law in New Jersey Training Seminar sponsored by The National Business Institute.  Linden will discuss “Brewery and Distillery Business Entity Selection, Formation, Finance and Insurance.”  The seminar will take place at the Holiday Inn Cherry Hill on Monday, December 12, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

    The course will discuss how to build a solid business, minimize liability, and navigate the licensing, labeling, and tax reporting challenges along the way.  Attendees will receive help to effectively protect intellectual property, avoid legal landmines in advertising, and negotiate distribution agreements.  For more information or to register, visit the NBI’s web site at

    A resident of Caldwell, Linden assists alcoholic beverage manufacturers and retailers with licensing and product labeling.  He has represented a craft distillery and limited brewery with license applications and provided guidance to brewers with respect to federal bottle labeling requirements and state distribution laws.

    Linden received his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall School of Law in 2007.  He earned his B.S., with honors, from Lehigh University in 2004, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

    Our Liquor Law Group at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., handles all issues related to liquor law, such as licensing, litigation, business planning, and transactional counseling, including U.S. Small Business Administration loans and more.  Our representation of breweries and wholesalers involves national issues concerning beer distribution rights.  We have close working relationships with officials in local and state regulatory agencies as well as lobbying and special interest groups.  Our clients include brewers, wholesalers, distributors, restaurants, and hotels.

    We have litigated complex commercial cases involving beer franchise laws.  Our litigation experience also includes representation in liquor license violation cases specific to issues, such as serving alcohol to minors, serving alcohol after hours, occupancy violations, health and safety code violations, noise violations, and nuisance bar program designations.

    Our attorneys understand the complexities of obtaining a liquor license in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  We represent clients in all types of license-related matters, including license renewal, license validation, transfer of a liquor license and compliance with all applicable liquor regulations and laws.

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