TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GrayRobinson, P.A. today announced veteran alcohol industry analyst, Charlie Tull, as the newest member of the firm’s national Alcohol Industry Team. Tull most recently served as the Beer Industry Analyst for the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Tull joins the firm bringing more than 40 years of experience from the TTB and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
“Charlie is an excellent addition to the team, and joins several top industry leaders who formerly served in the regulatory space; together this group has strengthened our Alcohol Industry Team and created a unique level of service that we are able to provide our national and international client base,” said GrayRobinson president and managing director Byrd F. “Biff” Marshall, Jr. “More than ever our team is now in a position to offer comprehensive, strategic counsel to our alcohol industry clients in understanding the critical legal issues within such a complex industry.”
GrayRobinson’s Alcohol Industry Team includes four retired Federal ATF/TTB regulators who now serve clients as regulatory consultants. Collectively, these four professionals bring to the table more than 140 years of experience regulating and providing federal regulatory technical advice to the distilled spirits, wine, beer, tobacco, firearms and explosives industries.
“The alcohol business is one of the most heavily regulated industries in America, and trade practice issues at the federal, state and even local levels make it one of the most challenging industries in terms of assuring that clients operate in compliance with the myriad of laws that regulate their businesses,” said Richard M. Blau, head of GrayRobinson’s Alcohol Industry Team. “It’s important to find those valued professionals with deep roots in the industry who not only understand the relevant laws that require compliance, but also the enforcement policies applied by the relevant agencies charged with administering those laws. Charlie Tull is an excellent example of a well-respected industry professional with extensive institutional knowledge and strong professional relationships to bring to the table for the benefit of our clients.”
As the federal government’s beer industry analyst, Tull served as a principal government liaison between government and the beer industry, providing technical advice and guidance regarding the TTB's mission to industry members, associations and other federal and state regulatory agencies.
Tull is the most recent addition to a team of more than 25 lawyers, former regulators and licensing specialists who focus their professional skills on serving the legal and compliance needs of alcohol industry members throughout North America.
About GrayRobinson, P.A.
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About GrayRobinson’s Alcohol Industry Team
GrayRobinson's Alcohol Industry Team is a collection of attorneys, former government regulators, legislative lobbyists and other professionals who work on a national and international basis for clients engaged in the manufacture, importation, distribution, retail sale and consumption of licensed beverages. The firm's professionals have experience representing clients from all tiers and all segments of the U.S. “three-tier system,” as well foreign producers and importers.