Overview

About Stephanie

Stephanie Meier is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group and co-leader of the firm’s Agribusiness, Food, Beverage, and Timber Industry Group, and focuses her practice in the area of alcohol beverage law. Stephanie advises alcohol beverage industry clients, including wineries, breweries, distilleries and retailers, on all aspects of state and federal licensing and permitting, post-licensing regulatory compliance, local and national marketing promotions, state and federal label and packaging compliance, state and federal tax issues, contracts, and distribution issues. She also represents clients outside the alcohol beverage industry with general corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Stephanie was an associate (2009), a law clerk (2008-2009) and a paralegal (2004-2008) at Graham & Dunn PC; a legal assistant at the Law Office of Timothy J. Knowling (2002-2004); and a paralegal at the Law Office of R. Corbin Houchins (1999-2002).

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Experience

Experience

  • Manages multi-state licensing portfolio for international golf course management company, large on-premises retailer, and cruise lines.
  • Conducts multi-state clearance of marketing promotions for national brewery.
  • Managed licensing and permitting for one of Washington’s first winery alternating proprietorships.
  • Advised international supplier on regulatory aspects of corporate acquisitions. 
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association 

Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Wayfind, 2014
  • Board Member, Pink Boots Society, 2012-present
  • Board Member, Washington Wine Industry Foundation 
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Co-author, “Legal Cocktail: What Attorneys Need to Know to Advise Clients in the Rapidly Changing Alcohol Beverage Industry,” NWLawyer, June 2019
  • “Reducing Revenue Losses Using UCC for Wine Grape Sales,” WWIFF, Walla Walla, Pasco, Prosser and Yakima, Washington, March 2015
  • “Wine Distribution and Direct Shipment,” Stoel Rives Washington Wine Law Seminar, Woodinville, Washington, March 2013
  • “Sampling: Tasting Rooms, Retail Shops and Special Events,” Stoel Rives Washington Wine, Beer and Distillers Law Seminar, Woodinville, Washington, March 2012



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