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Our state hosts more than 120 breweries. In this highly regulated industry, lawyers ensure that the brewery’s owners can legally mill, mash, boil, ferment, cap, chill, label, and sell the beer. This article looks at the web of laws regulating breweries and and untangles major legal issues confronting startup breweries in Wisconsin.
For players in the ever-expanding food and beverage market, health-related labels, the rise of craft breweries, and new food-safety laws require the assistance of savvy counsel. This article looks at food and beverage laws, giving a glimpse into the challenges and opportunities that face this dynamic industry.
One practice area lawyers cannot afford to ignore is bankruptcy. Because of bankruptcy courts’ broad jurisdiction, a wide variety of cases can be implicated, including evictions, foreclosures, the validity of and right to payment from trusts, consumer protection laws, defamation, and domestic support arrears.

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Jeffrey Glazer outlines the regulatory framework for beer in Wisconsin; the rules brewers and brewery owners must navigate to get their products from the drawing board to shelves and taps.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Your State Bar
  • Learn, Connect, Relax by the Bay
  • With diverse topics and social activities, George Brown says the 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference has something of interest and fun for every member.
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  • Biotechnology Basics for Lawyers
  • Natalie Betz helps lawyers understand the basic science behind modern biotechnology to better serve their biotechnology clients.
  • 10 Questions
  • Kristen Hardy: Mitigating Insider Threat
  • Kristin Hardy thrives in the nontraditional legal space that is insider threat, an area that is a major concern for corporations and law firms alike.
  • Ethics
  • Lawyer Blogs Might Be Treated as Ads
  • Unless a lawyer’s blog deals with nonlaw-related topics, Dean Dietrich says the ethics rules’ advertising requirements apply to the blog.
  • Technology
  • Owning Your Data in the Cloud
  • Joe Kelly says the trade-off for free or low-cost cloud service might be minimal security and loss of control over location and even ownership of data.
  • Managing Risk
  • Keeping Client Information Safe Until Disposal
  • Whether client files are in boxes in the basement or in electronic folders in the cloud, Tom Watson says lawyers must know how to preserve them safely and when to dispose of or delete them.

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