Alcohol Beverage Law
Labor and Employment Law
Cyndy is a corporate and alcohol beverage law attorney with over 20 years of experience. She approaches liquor industry problems from a unique perspective as she has served as outside counsel, worked in-house for a major beer wholesaler and served on the Arizona State Liquor Board from 2005 to 2008 and 2014 to present (twice serving as its Chair). She leverages her myriad of experiences to provide the best advice to clients so they can resolve their business and legal issues cost effectively and quickly. She regularly advises clients on alcohol beverage law (regulatory compliance, licensing, trade practices, and advertising), distribution and franchise regulation, supplier/distributor relationship management, distribution agreements, terminations, transfers, and trademarks, among other things.
Cyndy values and strives to create long-term, comprehensive relationships with her clients. She provides the greatest value to clients when she participates in day-to-day operations as she is able to rely on her prior experiences to enhance her clients' decision-making processes to craft the best pragmatic and efficient solutions.
Cyndy has served as a member of, and held leadership positions in, several state and national liquor industry organizations, including among others: Beer and Wine Distributors of Arizona, Beverage Alcohol Community Information Council, National Beer Wholesalers Association, and Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America.
Cyndy received her law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, and Certificate of Professional Development from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Certified Beer Server in the Cicerone® Certification Program (a beer sommelier program for the beverage and hospitality industries).
- State of Arizona, 1993
- United States Supreme Court, 1998
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996
- United States District Court, District of Arizona, 1994
Education and Honors
- University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Aresty Institute of Executive Education (Certificate of Professional Development, 2012)
- University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 1993)
- University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1984)
- State Bar of Arizona