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Pepper Hamilton LLP

Philadelphia, PA   ~   EST. BOP Member May 2016


3000 Two Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103




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Alva C. Mather is partner in and the co-chair of Pepper Hamilton's Food and Beverage Industry Practice Group. Ms. Mather, who is resident in the Philadelphia office, is a business lawyer, litigator and first-chair trial attorney with more than a decade of experience representing clients ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies. She has a particular focus in the food, beverage, hospitality, retail, franchise, education, environmental, technology and financial services sectors. In the education industry, Ms. Mather has advised colleges and universities on all aspects of Title IX compliance, as well as related campus alcohol policies.

Ms. Mather has established herself as a leading attorney in matters affecting the highly regulated alcoholic beverage industry. She has advised breweries, distilleries, wholesalers, distributors, and restaurateurs on all aspects of manufacturing, distributing and selling alcohol. In particular, Ms. Mather has drafted, negotiated and litigated distribution agreements and related wholesaler terminations, provided business counseling on all aspects of licensing new alcohol facilities both at the state level and with the TTB, drafted and negotiated contract brewing and other supply agreements, provided guidance on regulatory changes affecting the industry, distributorships and brand transfers, and matters related to opening a brewery and buying/selling a liquor license. Ms. Mather is an active industry participant writing and speaking on matters affecting the alcohol industry. She also is active on social media, tweeting under the handle @alcohollawyer.

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