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CRAFT BEER

PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Our Firm provides comprehensive business and legal services to all aspects of the craft beer industry, including brewers, brew pubs and restaurants, and vendors and suppliers, both as start-ups and as more established operations. At Wickens Herzer Panza, we not only understand the craft brewing industry, but also understand what it means to represent a small business because we understand what your small business means to you. Thus, we are uniquely positioned to offer effective, practical, and strategic counsel so that our brewery-industry clients can operate their businesses with the peace of mind that their business and legal interests are protected.

 

Our areas of expertise include:

 

  • Business Formation and Acquisition
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment and Labor Relations
  • Intellectual Property, Including Patent and Trademark Registration and Enforcement
  • Liquor License Acquisition and Transfer
  • Litigation

 

  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Ohio Division of Liquor Control Representation​
  • Real Estate, Including Purchases and Leases
  • Trade Secret Protection and Non-Competition Agreement Drafting and Enforcement
  • Vendor, Supplier, and Distribution Agreements

The Firm is an:

Allied Trade Member of the
Brewers Association

 

Allied Member of the
Ohio Craft Brewers Association

PRACTICE GROUP LEADERS

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Jonathan T. Hyman, Co-Practice Group Leader
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Grant J. Steyer, Co-Practice Group Leader

PRACTICE PROFESSIONALS

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OUR SATISFIED CLIENTS

They make my business life easier and help me sleep at night. Sure, they put out fires and solve problems but they're also proactive and provide the guidance I need.
Chris Carroll
President
An Avon, Ohio-based leader in innovative food packaging solutions.
WHP embraces the practice of law as it relates to their clients in the same manner we embrace finance and accounting as it relates to ours. They take a client-centered approach and a team-based approach where collaboration is at the heart of everything.
Rick Fedorovich
CEO / Partner
A large Cleveland-based Accounting firm.
A major strength of the firm is their people. They are very charismatic and relatable – a great group to work with!
Clint Gault
A wealth management, tax and estate planning firm in Ohio and Florida.
Wickens Herzer Panza has been our ‘go-to’ legal team for many years. In my opinion, they are extremely professional and effective but also very personable and empathetic. Our company has benefited greatly from this relationship.
David E. Sustar
VP of Finance
An excavating company based in Oberlin, Ohio.

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Our team of attorneys and paralegals understands what it means to be a trusted advisor. Sure, we provide legal counsel but we do so much more. We provide a business partnership, support, advice and protection to our clients who become our family. Get to know us better and decide for yourself.

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