SAN DIEGO, Calif. March 15, 2016 – The Craft Beer Attorney, APC, a boutique law firm dedicated to the craft beer industry since 2009, is proud to announce its expansion in both services and staff.

In step with an ever-growing craft beer community, the Craft Beer Attorney now proudly boasts four full time attorneys, two law clerks, an office manager, and an administrative assistant.

“2015 proved to be our best year to date” according to Candace L. Moon, Founder of The Craft Beer Attorney. Since 2009, CBA has filed over 750 trademarks pertaining to the craft beer industry alone. Most importantly however, the firm strives to offer a one-stop shop for both existing breweries and breweries-in-planning nationwide. Far from a simple trademarks firm though, the firm has since evolved its services to include TTB and state licensing services, employment law, business formations, negotiations, compliance, distribution contract reviews, lease reviews, and contract drafting. Monthly webinars on various topics benefiting the craft beer industry such as Distribution Contract Negotiation, Best Practices when Hiring an Employee, and Cleaning up your Entity to Attract Investors have also been incorporated to assist clients and the general public as well.

Such growth is possible only because of CBA’s hard-earned trust and long standing reputation in the craft beer industry.  Just as importantly, however, these bolstered ranks have enabled Ms. Moon to continue advocating for the industry, over and above the firm’s individual legal services, as an avid speaker across the country on a range of topics including trademarks, distribution, and alcohol beverage compliance. These types of advocacy hold true with the firm’s commitment to support the craft beer industry as a whole, no matter what stage of growth a brewery may be in.

It is with that same dedication that Ms. Moon and Ms. Hostetter proudly coauthored Brew Law 101: A Legal Guide to Opening a Brewery this last year. This 211-page manual, which was published in May 2015, deftly explains both the federal and California specific laws governing the manufacture of craft beer. The book has been well received thus far with over 200 copies sold.  Though by necessity a state-specific book, both Moon and Hostetter are committed to serving more than just the Golden State. As such there are negotiations for other state specific versions on-going, so keep in touch for new editions in the coming year.

Even with such great news to pass on, CBA promises to continue striving for the craft beer industry in new and innovative ways. And 2016 already looks to be yet another excellent year for the firm’s efforts to bolster beer. It is with great pride, in fact, that CBA also announces Ms. Moon’s recent admission to the state bar of Colorado, again offering that many more opportunities to serve the craft beer industry nationwide.

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