If you are an operator in the wine and liquor industries, you will know that the highest-quality legal advice comes from lawyers who have an understanding of these industries. In short, you need a specialist lawyer who doesn’t need to spend hours researching your industry in order to understand the issue you are facing. That lawyer should not only be an expert in wine law but have a detailed understanding of the full range of issues facing the wine industry. At the same time, you also want that advice to be cost-effective.

At Barraket Stanton, our team of experts have extensive experience working with clients in the wine and liquor industries. Whether you are a primary producer, a manufacturer, a wholesaler or a distributor, we can assist you. We act for clients in all sectors of the industry in all the major wine regions in Australia. Our clients range from the major players to small family wineries. Furthermore, since we are a boutique firm without the overheads of a top-tier firm, retaining us won’t cost you a fortune.

Our experience includes assisting clients in:

  • business structures;
  • acquiring small producers;
  • acting for clients in joint ventures;
  • preparing growers’ agreements;
  • lease-back agreements;
  • land divisions;
  • water rights allocations;
  • drafting worldwide distributor agreements;
  • putting together licensing and franchising agreements;
  • trade marks;
  • brand protection; and
  • Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) audits.

Finally, if your business is a family business, we can provide legal advice relating to business structures and succession.

The International Association of Lawyers Law of Vine and Wine

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