Brandon J. Lee concentrates his practice on transactional business and liquor law.
Brandon supports our extensive Liquor Law, Manufacturing, and Distribution Practice Group. He handles regulatory work with various states’ alcoholic beverage control, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), and the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). He assists in the drafting and reviewing of distribution contracts, production contracts, co-packing agreements, sales agreements, articles of incorporation, company by-laws, non-disclosure agreements, and vendor contracts. Brandon also advises manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers on trade practice issues.
Brandon further supports the Liquor Law, Manufacturing, and Distribution Practice Group in preparing for and handling inter-municipal liquor license transfer hearings, citation defenses, and beer rights litigation. He also renders assistance with all aspects of starting a small manufacturing business, including real estate, leasing, and zoning work. Brandon handles the sale and purchase of liquor licenses and provides transactional counseling. He works with clients, including distilleries, wineries, wholesalers, distributors, and restaurants.
In addition, Brandon works with privately held companies, family-owned businesses, commercial lenders, landlords and tenants, and economic development clients in various business undertakings. He regularly assists such clients in the formation and organization of business entities such as S and C corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and partnerships, and works with clients to structure the governing documents for these entities. Brandon also reviews contract drafts and handles negotiating and preparing shareholder, stock purchase, and asset purchase agreements. He is experienced in business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and due diligence matters involved therein.
While in law school, Brandon was an active member of the Pitt Law Women’s Association and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and volunteered for the New Law Student Orientation. He also spent three years as a dedicated volunteer for Forgotten Harvest, providing families in need with fresh, nutritious, and free food.