“We focus extensively on helping protect the value of the distribution businesses that our clients have worked so hard to build.”
Hochheiser & Akmal has developed a premium niche practice area representing beverage distributors. Our beverage distribution practice represents companies in all aspects of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage distribution. H&A advises companies regarding distribution contracts, brand acquisitions and sales, sale of distributorships, supplier terminations, supply-chain management, and regulatory issues.
Over many years, the firm’s attorneys have developed documented solutions for our beverage distribution clients that can be implemented in an efficient, cost-effective, and practical manner and are designed to protect and add value to our clients’ beverage distribution businesses. Below are some examples of these solutions:
- A comprehensive and easy-to-implement ordering system designed to protect the value of our clients’ distribution business by: (i) enhancing protections against supplier terminations, (ii) establishing values, and (iii) favorably managing the supplier approval requirements in the negotiated sale of business transactions.
- A documented program designed to create and strengthen our clients’ intellectual property for distribution rights. Intellectual property status can assist a distributor in preserving its competitive advantage, add overall value to a distributor’s business, and help protect against supplier terminations.
- A proven merger and acquisitions process to facilitate the acquisition and sale of distributorships or individual brands and related distribution rights.
We focus extensively on helping protect the value of the distribution businesses that our clients have worked so hard to build. If a dispute arises with a supplier or brewer, H&A has litigation attorneys with extensive experience with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage distribution litigation throughout the United States. In addition, we assist companies with legal and regulatory matters involving relevant state liquor authorities.