Hospitality, Craft Beverage & Tourism Law

The hospitality, craft beverage and tourism industries are important drivers of Western North Carolina’s economy, and we are proud to represent and counsel many tourism-related companies across our region.

Planning to develop a new hotel or restaurant? Working to expand your brewery or take your homebrew operation from garage to taproom? Operating a bed and breakfast? No matter your company’s size or stage, our attorneys understand the challenges you face and represent your interests with responsive, efficient, and innovative legal services. From banking and finance to real estate transactions, alcoholic beverage licensing to intellectual property issues, our depth of experience and collaborative approach help keep your business running smoothly.

Types of Services

  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Alcoholic beverage liability, licensing and compliance
  • Asset purchases and sales
  • Banking & financing
  • Construction contracts & litigation
  • Corporate law
  • Craft beverage industry issues
  • Crisis management
  • Development
  • Dispute resolution
  • Environmental issues
  • Franchise agreements and disputes
  • Insurance disputes
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor audits
  • Labor and employment
  • Land planning
  • Leases
  • Litigation
  • Management agreements
  • Permitting
  • Promotions
  • Public/private partnerships
  • Real estate
  • Tax law
  • Technical services agreements
  • Vendor contracts


  • Attractions
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Breweries
  • Developers
  • Distillers
  • Golf courses
  • Hotel operators, owners and managers
  • Inns
  • Investors
  • Lenders
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Wineries

Update Regarding COVID-19

To our clients, colleagues, and friends: The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having on everyone in our community and around the world. As the level of concern surrounding the virus heightens, we feel a strong responsibility to minimize any potential risk within the community. To that end, we are following guidelines recommended by the CDC – from implementing and maintaining diligent sanitation and custodial practices to minimizing person-to-person contact – while ensuring that all of your legal needs continue to be met with the same client service you are accustomed to receiving from Roberts & Stevens. At this time, our offices remain open, with many of us connected remotely. However, in support of social distancing, we are asking clients, if at all possible, to schedule phone conferences instead of coming to the office. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Let us know if you need us. We are here.