Editorial Board Guest Author
Michael B. Newman
Partner, Holland & KnightMichael B. Newman is a partner in Holland & Knight LLP’s San Francisco office and head of the firm’s Alcohol Beverage Team. Mr. Newman focuses on counseling alcohol beverage and hospitality industry clients on national and international regulatory, contract, legislative and licensing matters, advertising and promotional law, importation matters, trade practices, and inter-tier relations. He represents clients before the federal Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and State Board of Equalization, and other state alcohol beverage agencies throughout the United States. Mr. Newman works with international importers, suppliers, exporters, domestic manufacturers, regional and local distributors, and retailers (including multi-state restaurant and hotel and convenience store and other off-premise chains) across the United States. He also has worked with national and statewide industry trade groups and associations including the Wine Institute, the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association, and the California Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association. Mr. Newman is an Industry Member of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators and the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association. He currently serves on the Wine Institute’s Public Policy Committee. He lectures frequently on compliance and other alcohol beverage regulatory matters to clients and other alcohol beverage industry members. Mr. Newman also advises the hospitality industry in a variety of ways, including: alcohol beverage, tobacco and lottery licensing; health and food service inspection compliance; responsible vendor and employee training; representation in administrative proceedings; and litigation/dispute resolution. He received his J.D. from Fordham Law School and his B.A. from Williams College. Please visit http://www.hklaw.com for more information.
Mr. Newman can be contacted at 415-743-6989 or firstname.lastname@example.org