Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What are your lease options under the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

Many of our commercial real estate clients are asking for guidance about the ramifications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on their businesses and leases. To address this global health crisis, in South Carolina Governor McMaster has issued executive orders that among other things close all non essential businesses, restrict restaurants from…

Liability In Shift Beer?

Is There Liability With Shift Beer In The Brewing Industry?

Is Shift Beer a Liability?

Anyone who has worked in a brewery or knows people that do is familiar with the industry norm that free beer for employees is a perk.  Is there liability with shift beer?  The attached article and link gives a little food for thought, or should we say craft beer for thought, when considering the industry norm of shift beer and the possibility of liability with shift beer for employers in the brewing industry.  A well crafted employee handbook could help avoid potential shift beer liability.  Contact our alcohol licensure practice group to see how we can help you.


Social Media

How Employee Handbooks Can Save You From Social Media Legal Claims

Social Media.  Everyone is doing it, BUT are you exposed to claims?!?

What you don’t consider when engaging in social media on behalf of your company can create legal issues and expose your company to claims.  Claims can range from slander to intellectual property infringement.  Literally your errors and those of your employees can be exposed to the whole world!  So what should you do?  First of all, it is wise to make sure that your company has an employee handbook and it specifically addresses internet usage.



Trademarks: How to protect your brand and intellectual property legally

Trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents are all common types of intellectual property.  Intellectual property or IP refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.  The business world is highly competitive, and it pays to stake claim to and protect your IP.  This is ESPECIALLY…

Breweries, Brewpubs, and Contract Breweries in South Carolina

Breweries, Brewpubs, and Contract Breweries in South Carolina

In our effort to keep you up to date on the fast growing craft beer market in South Carolina, we periodically update this listing of Breweries, Brewpubs, and Contract Breweries in South Carolina.  Please feel free to contact our Alcohol Law practice group if you have any questions about the legalities of starting your own Breweries, Brewpubs,…