Craft Breweries

Our team of dedicated business lawyers are uniquely qualified to advise entrepreneurs and founders of craft breweries through all phases of development and operations.

Whether you are taking those first steps to turn your dream of starting a brewery into a reality, have outgrown your initial system and space, or are looking at selling your interest in an established operation, we’ve got you covered. From navigating the rules and regulations of the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch, to leasing, raising capital, and brand protection, Carlos Mendes has assisted countless breweries across the province with all of their diverse legal needs, and he translates that experience into the measured, practical advice he provides.

We are proud to be recognized as the foremost providers of legal services to British Columbia’s craft beer industry. From sponsoring the ‘Rookie of the Year Award’ for British Columbia’s best new brewery at the British Columbia Beer Awards, to our representation of the British Columbia Craft Brewers Guild, and numerous breweries, we are seriously connected to your industry. Carlos is  Scout Magazine‘s feature beer writer, and a frequent guest instructor in the ‘brewery operations’ programs at Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He has been interviewed in numerous media outlets on matters pertaining to the regulation of the craft beer industry, is the emcee at the annual British Columbia Craft Brewers’ Conference, and is often invited to speak at conferences, tradeshows, and events.

Carlos and his team can assist with all of your legal needs, including:

  • Business structuring and incorporation;
  • Government regulations, permits and licensing;
  • Commercial leasing
  • Trademarks and brand protection;
  • Raising capital; and
  • Expanding your team.