Adams and Reese Partner Will Cheek was a panelist on “This is Nashville” as the NPR station 90.3 WPLN featured a segment, “Exploring Middle Tennessee’s Craft Beer Scene.”
In conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference in town, panelists discussed the history and culture of Middle Tennessee’s beer scene and the latest news and pressing topics around the alcohol and beverage industry.
Cheek was joined by fellow panelists Sharon Cheek, executive director of the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild; Bailey Spaulding, CEO and Founder of Jackalope Brewing Company; Kent Taylor, Owner and Founder of Blackstone Brewing Company; and Chad Mueller, Head Brewer of TennFold Brewing.
Often referenced as the go-to liquor lawyer in Tennessee, Cheek leads the Tennessee Retail Team of Adams and Reese's Alcohol and Hospitality practice. He counsels clients on licensing and regulatory compliance under Tennessee state and local liquor and beer laws, and assists distilleries, wineries, breweries and contract manufacturers on production, distribution and marketing, including complex federal and state tied house issues.
Cheek is the only attorney ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA in the Southeastern category of Food & Beverages: Alcohol. He is ranked by Best Lawyers in America in Food and Beverage Law, as well as Nonprofit/Charities Law. Cheek is a founding member of the Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants, and he serves as an advisory board member and legal counsel for the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals.
Cheek regularly posts articles covering Tennessee-related alcohol, restaurant and hospitality news in his blog Last Call.