Wine

    California is the leading wine producing state in the U.S., producing over 80 percent of the all American-produced wine. From our Wine Country office in downtown Napa and our San Francisco headquarters, we are proud to represent some of the state’s most prominent wineries.

    We have a particular passion for working with family-owned or closely held companies in the wine business.

    We offer our wine clients a full range of services tailored to meet their unique needs, including:

    • Strategic acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, asset and stock sales, and investments in wine businesses
    • Corporate formation, winery operations, and development, including custom crush contracts, grape contracts, vineyard leases, and farm management
    • Advertising and marketing, including negotiating and drafting sponsorships, product placements and social media and advertising compliance review
    • Managing trademark portfolios for both domestic and international wine clients, including representing brands in trademark enforcement matters
    • Property tax planning
    • Estate planning and business succession planning for family vineyards and wineries