Lindsey A. Zahn, Esq. is an alcohol beverage and food attorney at Lehman Beverage Law, PLLC. Ms. Zahn has previously counseled wine, beer, and spirits companies on licensing and compliance, federal and state labeling, customs regulations, supplier agreements, and advertising and promotions. She has counseled clients on a broad range of issues related to federal and state licensing, custom crush and alternating proprietorship relationships, and third party providers. Ms. Zahn has also successfully represented clients before the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in regard to petitioning the approval of new grape variety names. She is an award-winning author on wine law, publishes a leading wine law blog called On Reserve, and has traveled to over a dozen wine regions in the U.S. and Europe. Additionally, she has given talks and instructed classes on wine law throughout the country and in France. In 2014 and 2015, her blog was nominated as one of the Top 100 Legal Blogs by the ABA Journal.
She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Before attending law school, Lindsey studied at Cornell University, where she was honored as a Hunter R. Rawlings III Presidential Research Scholar. She has a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell and a University Diploma from the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne in Transnational Wine Trade Law. Lindsey is admitted to practice in New York State.
John Messinger, Esq. is an alcohol beverage attorney at Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC. He joined the firm in 2006 as a law clerk, after working as an intern and consultant with the World Bank, Legal Operations and Policy. John primarily assists wine, beer and spirits companies with TTB labeling, formulation, licensing, advertising and taxation matters. He also assists clients with product development and state compliance matters.
John has a particular interest in craft beer and distilled spirits issues, and he is an avid small-scale brewer. He has been cited as an expert on alcohol beverage law by The New Jersey Law Journal and has given a presentation on alcohol beverage compliance issues to the American Craft Spirits Association.
John received his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. During law school, John was active in WCL’s Student Bar Association, serving as a Senator and later as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association for the Evening Division. Before attending law school, John served as the legislative assistant to the Honorable R. Edward Houck in the Senate of Virginia. He is a 2002 graduate of Mary Washington College, with a B.A. in Political Science.
John is admitted to practice in Virginia and is a member of the Virginia State Bar Association and the Brewer’s Association.