Wineries & Vineyards

Practice Area

Wineries & Vineyards

Lewis Brisbois' Wineries & Vineyards Practice offers a cross-disciplinary approach to meeting the needs of its wine industry clients. Our attorneys have experience in wine consulting, alcoholic beverage regulation, and hold leadership positions in wine industry organizations. Our team approach brings together members from our Corporate, Employment, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution practices to provide focused advice in a cost-effective manner. Among other things, we offer advice on the acquisition and sales of facilities, regulatory matters, water and environmental issues, packaging/labeling and intellectual property issues. We also provide commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution services to our clients. By working closely with our wine industry clients, we are able to develop creative solutions to meet their needs.

With its focus on results, the Wine Practice team provides clients with the full range of services required for a successful operation. Through the use of technology that seamlessly links all 24 of Lewis Brisbois’ offices across the country, the Wine Practice team leverages the experience of our attorneys nationwide.


Our Corporate Practice is well positioned to serve our clients’ transactional needs in a comprehensive, efficient manner, utilizing our various office locations across the country. Our resources include in-house experts in many related specialty areas of practice who are at the ready to work as a coordinated team for the benefit of our clients in a wide range of corporate and business transactions. Our Corporate Practice can also serve as your outside General Counsel, to coordinate and handle all non-litigation legal aspects of your business, bringing in specialized experts as needed—not just responding to problems as they arise, but also spotting future issues and implications in advance, treating them pro-actively with more cost-effective solutions.

Employment & Labor

The Employment & Labor Practice at Lewis Brisbois represent clients in all phases and types of employment litigation, counseling, training and collective bargaining. Our team of employment attorneys are spread throughout our locations across the United States and provide clients with sound counsel in dozens of jurisdictions. Our size and geographic coverage allow us to provide our employment clients with consistent, efficient and effective representation.

Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental Litigation

The Real Estate and Land Use attorneys have experience in all aspects of industrial and agricultural developments from the perspectives of both the public agency and the developer. Our attorneys are experienced in a wide array of matters such as Redevelopment law including local authority administration, pre-acquisition due diligence including entitlements, compliance with environmental laws including CEQA, Endangered Species Act, Fish & Game Act, and National Environmental Policy Act. Attorneys from our Environmental group regularly handle matters involving remediation, negotiation of regulatory, administrative, and legal issues with governmental agencies and drafting of contracts and leases, as well  as a host of other matters related to real estate, development and land use.

Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property Practice is a leader in the acquisition and protection of intellectual property rights. We represent national companies in such matters as web site management, licensing, e-commerce, domain name issues, media content, and protection of all intellectual property assets. Our attorneys are authors and speakers and are experienced in all aspects of intellectual property including, copyright, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, licensing and rights acquisitions. In today’s challenging market place, our clients demand and have come to expect prompt, comprehensive and cost effective solutions to intellectual property issues. Our attorneys are recognized leaders in crafting creative solutions to our client’s legal needs assuring that each client’s goals are carefully discussed and observed.

Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution


The issues handled by our Commercial Litigation Practice go to the heart of a company’s bottom line, and clients must exercise sound business judgment to obtain the best possible legal solution when confronted with litigation. Our Commercial Litigation attorneys constantly re-evaluate the clients’ risks and benefits during the course of litigation, providing the clients with timely and accurate information.  By keeping our clients currently advised on the status of their case, clients are able to develop and maintain clear commercial objectives. Clients are involved in all phases of strategic planning, including alternative dispute resolution options, and are provided with detailed litigation plans and budgets in order to appropriately manage and control the litigation.