Rob Pinson concentrates his legal practice on alcoholic beverage law with an emphasis on the manufacturing tier. He assists numerous distilleries, wineries and breweries across the United States with federal and state rules and regulations regarding advertising, marketing and commerce. He works extensively with distilleries and breweries on licensing matters. Rob also provides counsel to alcoholic beverage manufacturers and distributors in transactional matters in which licensing issues play a critical role. Rob formed the Tennessee Distillers’ Guild and assisted in the formation of the new Tennessee Whiskey Trail, which comprises approximately 30 distilleries across the state ranging from small, boutique-style operations to well-known distilleries that have been operating for generations.
Additionally, Rob represents clients across a wide range of industries with corporate matters and general business issues. Rob holds an LL.M. in tax law, and he has extensive experience assisting companies and individuals with complex federal and state tax issues. He also advises clients in electioneering and campaign law. He has spoken extensively on legal topics covering alcoholic beverage law, tax law and election law.
Rob was born and raised in Nashville and now lives in Franklin with his wife, Megan, and sons, Clay and Henry. Rob spends most of his spare time with his children and helping around the house. He enjoys exercising so he finds a little time for boxing. He also likes to attend concerts with his wife. After a hard day of obtaining liquor licenses and beer permits for clients, Rob goes home to serve as a punching bag for his two boys.