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HSB’s Bonnie Lynch Selected to Leadership Greenville’s 45th Class

July 26, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd shareholder Bonnie Lynch is one of 60 participants selected to Leadership Greenville’s 45th class.

Congress Addresses Who Can Share Tips

March 30, 2018

The 2018 federal appropriations bill signed into law on March 23rd includes an addition to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) stating that “[a]n employer may not keep tips received by its employees for any purposes, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep any portion of employees’ tips, regardless of whether or not the employer takes a tip credit.”

Legal Issues within the Beverage Industry

October 10, 2017

230333_4404.jpgJeff Stover, an intellectual property attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, recently spoke at BevCon Charleston, a conference solely focused on the beverage industry.

Relief from Federal Excise Tax Could Be on the Horizon for South Carolina Brewers

July 20, 2015

On June 11, 2015, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015 was introduced in the U.S. Senate with a companion bill, the Small BREW Act, introduced on July 8 in the House of Representatives.

Waiver of Distance Requirements for On Premises Consumption of Liquor

June 16, 2015

Ever wonder why bars, restaurants and hotels that serve liquor aren’t located near schools, churches or playgrounds? 

Small BREW Act v. BEER Act – Competing Interests of Craft and Macro Brewers on Federal Beer Excise Taxes

April 16, 2015

Craft brewers and macro brewers are making separate pleas to Congress for relief on federal beer excise taxes. Currently, craft brewers (producers up to 2 million barrels a year) pay $7 of taxes on each on the first 60,000 barrels and $18 of taxes on each subsequent barrel while macro brewers (producers over 2 million barrels a year) pay the full $18 of taxes per barrel on all barrels produced.

South Carolina Welcomes its Newest Brewery

October 31, 2014

South Carolina welcomes its newest brewery in Bluffton, SC. 

Brewery & Distillery Team Speak at Upstate Seminar

September 14, 2014

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys Bonnie Lynch and Seth Swan presented at the 5th Annual Upstate Corporate Law for Accountants Seminar at the Greenville Hilton.

SC Department of Revenue Releases Summary of Stone Bill

September 12, 2014

On September 2, 2014, the South Carolina Department of Revenue released an Information Letter (IL #14-12) giving further explanation to the recently enacted “Stone Bill” and in doing so has provided a good synopsis of the rules relating to sales of brewed beer at breweries.

South Carolina is still a Good Place to Brew

August 06, 2014

Much has been written this past week about Stone Brewing Co.’s decision to remove South Carolina from its list of potential East coast expansion plans. 

How to Keep Your Recipes and Processes Protected in Your Brewery or Distillery?

June 24, 2014

As a brewer or distiller, you have probably spent hours perfecting your beer or liquor recipe and processes for making your beers and liquors. 

Branding Strategies That Support Your Alcohol Licensing

June 05, 2014

Unlike most start-ups and emerging companies, new and expanding brewers should finalize sound branding and advertising strategies before attempting to develop and launch new products.

My Brewery Can’t Be Where in South Carolina?

June 05, 2014

South Carolina Law Regarding the Location of Breweries and Distilleries

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