The craft brewing, winery, and distilled spirits industry is thriving in North Carolina. Growth in this industry is good for our state's economy, but can lead to a variety of potential pitfalls for those who grow too quickly or do so without legal counsel. At Ward and Smith, P.A., our attorneys understand the federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern your business and can help navigate clients through the permitting, statutory, and regulatory obligations. We also understand the importance of protecting your brand and intellectual property, and the complex world of franchising and distribution in North Carolina. The Alcoholic Beverage Law Practice Group is comprised of attorneys whose primary areas of law include Business, Dealer/Distributor and Franchising, Government Relations, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Zoning and Land Use. Bringing together attorneys from various Practice Groups ensures that our clients' specific needs are handled by an experienced legal team.