Susan Johnson is a partner of the firm and focuses her practice on issues facing the food, beverage and hospitality industries. She counsels beer, wine and spirits producers; retail store, restaurant and hotel chains; sports and entertainment facilities; cruise ship lines; and contract food service management companies on liquor licensing, sales, distribution, advertising, administrative violation defense and regulatory matters related to changes in corporate ownership and governance. Susan counsels clients on the impacts of the Washington liquor privatization initiative and has been closely monitoring, and covering at the Alcoholic Beverages Law Blog, the potential privatization efforts in Oregon, Idaho and Utah.
With broad experience in business counseling, litigation and alcoholic beverage regulation, Susan works directly with industry associations, in-house counsel and other law firms on complex transactions, litigation consultation and legislative initiatives involving alcoholic beverage issues.
Susan also coordinates the full range of legal services for her hospitality and beverage industry clients including real estate, franchise, publicly traded company compliance, litigation, trademark registration and protection, employment counseling, financing and transactional representation for expansions, acquisition and divestitures.
Before joining Stoel Rives, Susan managed Graham & Dunn's Food and Beverage practice.
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