Robert C Lehrman

Robert C Lehrman

Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC

Oakton, VA

  • user-graduate Education State University of New York - College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
  • Experience 34 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia
    Since 1988


Robert C. Lehrman is the principal attorney at Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC.Robert founded the firm in 2001 after 12 years at the Washington, DC office of a larger firm that specializes in federal and state administrative law. From 1998 until 2001 Robert was the partner in charge of the firm's Washington, DC office.Mr. Lehrman concentrates on the federal regulation of alcohol beverages (beer, wine and spirits).He has advised many companies on the production, labeling, advertising, and taxation of a wide variety of consumer products: foreign and domestic, with and without alcohol, fit and unfit for beverage purposes.He has helped hundreds of companies formulate beverages to ensure that they are taxed and labeled in an advantageous manner while in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. These companies produce beverages in dozens of countries around the world and range from the largest to the smallest in the beverage industry.Robert has efficiently reviewed thousands of food and beverage labels over the years. He has also helped to design the labels and get them promptly approved.Robert has more than 20 years of experience in successfully representing wineries, breweries, distilleries and importers in frequent negotiations with ATF and now TTB. Aside from alcohol beverage matters, Robert has significant experience in advising clients on FDA and Customs matters.Robert has worked with companies at all tiers of the beverage industry, including retailers, wholesalers, producers and importers. His experience includes licensing and permit matters at the federal level and in many states. Robert has particularly enjoyed the challenge of managing several large-scale product recalls, helping a beverage company win a false advertising case, and successfully petitioning to change various federal regulations. From 2004 to 2007 Robert worked with Kubler Absinthe to allow absinthe into the US after a 95-year ban. The firm has taken the lead in setting up scores of alcohol beverage companies, from incorporation to licensing to formulation to labeling to marketing.

Professional Experience

  • Founder, Principal Attorney
    Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC
    2001 - Current

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys


  • State University of New York - College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
    1984 - 1987
Practice Area
  • Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes