CONSULTING FOR PROSPECTIVE RETAILERS**

COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA PRACTICE AREAS**

SMALL BUSINESS FORMATION** 

ATTORNEYS AT LAW 

VIRGINIA STATE LEGISLATIVE PRACTICE .

  • Representing clients' positions to legislators at the Virginia State Capitol.
  • Drafting legislative and regulatory changes to laws that affect client interests. 

CONSULTING FOR PROSPECTIVE DISTRIBUTORS**

OUR PHILOSOPHY

For decades, the attorneys at Marston & McNally have dedicated themselves to the practice of beverage alcohol law, based on the belief that being the best requires focus and commitment.  As states look to the future of regulated substances and make choices regarding legalization of commercial marijuana, Marston & McNally 's successful history serving producers, distributors, and retailers in the highly regulated field of beverage alcohol forms the basis for us to excel in a new, equally regulated cannibis industry.  We feel it is incumbent upon us to undertake as a detailed an approach  to commercial marijuana** as we do to alcohol, so that we can be prepared to serve clients from both of these high-stakes industries.  


The attorneys at Marston & McNally are in regular communication with the regulatory bodies and officials overseeing the beverage alcohol industry in our home state of Virginia, with whom we strive to cultivate positive, productive relationships.  In addition, we have generated close relationships with regulators and attorneys throughout the United States, giving us access to the experience and knowledge of experts in other states about legal developments and issues taking shape across the nation.  We have been engaged in the commercial marijuana legalization legislative process and will remain involved as it progresses.  Clients can be assured that Marston & McNally will have the latest, most detailed information regarding developments on commercial marijuana in Virginia.  


At Marston & McNally, you will find attorneys who understand the nuance of your beverage alcohol law and commercial marijuana industry law** issues.  Our complete dedication of time and resources to these matters is an asset for clients, who can rest assured that we will help you achieve your best possible outcome.  


CONSULTING FOR PROSPECTIVE GROWERS**

BEVERAGE ALCOHOL PRACTICE AREAS 

VIRGINIA STATE LEGISLATIVE PRACTICE .

  • Representing clients' positions to legislators at the Virginia State Capitol.
  • Drafting legislative and regulatory changes to laws that affect client interests. 

REPRESENTATION IN ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS 

  • Representing clients in regulatory enforcement matters involving alleged infractions that jeopardize their businesses. 

LITIGATION 

  • Representing clients in cases in Federal and state courts, from the trial level through all appeals.
  • Handling matters ranging from constitutional questions involving the Twenty-first Amendment and Commerce Clause, to contract and franchise disputes.

BUSINESS AND CORPORATE SERVICES 

  • Negotiating and coordinating mergers, acquisitions, brand swaps, and other transactions between industry participants. 
  • ​Counseling closely-held and publicly-held alcoholic beverage businesses on matters of corporate governance and business practices.
  • Assisting small businesses in the start-up process.​

​TIED HOUSE AND OTHER REGULATIONS 

  • Resolving franchise matters involving suppliers and beer and wine distributors in the state of Virginia.
  • Advancing advertising and promotional issues through the maze of regulatory hurdles across the United States.
  • Providing contract, brand, and territory audits for alcohol distributors and suppliers.​

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BEVERAGE ALCOHOL LICENSES AND PERMITS 

  • Obtaining Basic Permits from the Federal Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). 
  • Securing state permits and licenses around the nation for manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers of alcoholic beverages. 
  • Client support throughout the TTB Permits Online and COLAs Online processes for suppliers.
  • A to Z management of the vineyard, brewery, or distillery creation or acquisition process. ​

SERVICES 

**DISCLAIMER: MARIJUANA HAS NOT BEEN DECRIMINALIZED IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AT THIS TIME.  ONLY LIMITED EXCEPTIONS EXIST FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS AS PROVIDED BY STATUTE.  MARSTON & MCNALLY, P.C. ARE NOT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS AND DO NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING DEFENSES TO CRIMES CONCERNING MARIJUANA.