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As a craft brewer, your focus is on making the best beer possible.  However, being a craft brewer means you are also a small business owner, which means that you also have to focus on managing a successful business.  As your brewery grows, it will inevitably lead to hiring employees.  Being an employer can be incredibly rewarding, as the right employees can become valuable assets to your business. However, becoming an employer can also be scary at times because having employees [...]

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is soliciting stakeholder input regarding the potential issuance of a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) general permit that would provide coverage for wastewater discharges to groundwater from licensed Wineries, Breweries, and Hard Cideries in New York State. Click here to download the full Advanced Notice of Proposed Permit

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At Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, we strive to provide the highest quality services to meet the needs of our region. In light of the recent surge of craft alcohol producers in our area - up 50% since 2014 - we’ve decided to take our support of the industry to the next level, adding an Alcoholic Beverages practice area to our firm. Our attorneys are no stranger to this practice area. In fact, we’ve been regularly handling licensing and compliance matters unique to the industry, as [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna is a proud sponsor of the New York Craft Brewers Conference, presented by the New York State Brewers Association, on March 1-3 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center.  The three-day conference is the premier craft beer industry conference in the state, featuring world-class keynote speakers, as well as panel experts covering nearly every facet of the brewing industry.  Click here for more information about our services to the craft [...]

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