As consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable with purchasing alcohol online, internet sales of beer, wine and liquor have grown exponentially. The various states and local jurisdictions are still adjusting to catch up to technology and have not yet adapted their laws to fully accommodate the space. Our firm represents online retailers and related e-commerce solutions as they navigate this developing area of law. Some of our services include:
- Obtaining new state and local retail and direct shipping licenses to allow for online sales of alcoholic beverages direct to consumers;
- Guidance in federal and state compliance matters involving licensing requirements, marketing/advertising guidelines, payment solutions and related trade practice issues;
- Representation in appealing to state and local regulators for appropriate changes in the law and policy in view of the current e-commerce landscape.