July 10, 2020

Volume X, Number 192

Andrew D. Linden

Andrew D. Linden focuses his practice on litigating and resolving business disputes, representing clients in the alcoholic beverage and cannabis industries, and providing general business law advice.

Andrew handles complex commercial litigation matters such as shareholder disputes in closely-held companies, landlord/tenant actions, products liability and warranty claims, breach of contract actions, construction claims, and property tax appeals.

Andrew counsels alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers with all facets of their business. This includes licensing and regulatory compliance, business formation, and product labeling. He has assisted craft breweries and distilleries with applications before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and retailers with applications before the local municipality. Andrew provides guidance in connection with TTB federal permitting laws, and advises clients with respect to federal and state labeling requirements and approval processes. He also has experience helping clients navigate state distribution and beer franchise laws. Andrew contributes to the firm’s Liquor Law Blog, which highlights legal and business issues affecting clients that make, sell, or distribute beer, wine, and spirits.

Andrew also brings his experience of representing clients in highly regulated industries to the firm’s Cannabis Law Group as its Co-Chair. He assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors with navigating complex statutory and regulatory schemes, including those related to permitting and licensing (such as initial applications, transfers, expansions, changes to ownership, and related disclosures), distribution, and general business operations (such as sales, storage of product, and recordkeeping). Andrew regularly assists clients in all tiers of the distribution chain regarding compliance and business law issues.

Andrew has successfully represented business owners in shareholder disputes, including representing a physician against his former medical practice in a nine-day jury trial, resulting in a significant award in favor of the client. He regularly defends product liability, breach of warranty, and consumer fraud claims for various companies including window manufacturers.  He also handles property tax appeals for the firm’s clients.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Andrew D. Linden