Digest Editor &
Alex is a national compliance expert who offers great depth and breadth of experience with suppliers, retailers and business models that do not fit traditional categories. Since he is an expert in tied-house laws, clients with complex ownership structures rely on his advice to foresee and avoid potential tied-house problems.
Alex has also worked with industry members in all three tiers, including, on the supplier side, wineries and other producers, importers, and wholesalers; and on the retail side, restaurants, brewpubs and various other types of entertainment venues. Clients find his expertise and experience invaluable in helping them see through knotty problems and situations. His broad knowledge of licensing across the country helps industry members understand the paths to market and how to conduct promotions of their brand.
Alex is an editor of The Digest of Wine & Spirits Law, where he uses his experience to decipher and simplify the laws and regulations of the various states and jurisdictions.
Digest Editor & Compliance Consultant
Digest Editor &
Compliance Consultant Emeritus
Sara is one of the original compliance specialists in the alcoholic beverage industry. She founded CSA in 1983, and in her long career she not only advised and assisted clients but also trained many winery personnel and compliance professionals.
Her experience is broad and deep and her ability to find creative solutions to regulatory problems is renowned. She no longer advises clients directly, but contributes her experience and expertise to the other consultants at the firm. She also continues to be the primary editor of The Digest of Wine and Spirits Law.
Digest Editor & Compliance Consultant Emeritus
Jay brings a variety of talents and a wealth of knowledge to his work. Since joining the CSA team in 1995, he has been handling licensing and land use issues for wineries, breweries, and distilleries as well as retail establishments of all types.
He specializes in obtaining TTB permits and state licenses across the country for producers, importers, and wholesalers, especially in complex or non-standard operations such as shared premises, alternating proprietorships, and multiple use operations.
Jay also leads our product compliance department, assisting clients with label design, product formulation, and approvals. His creative flair, perseverance, and warm working relationships with regulators are great assets to our clients.
Eva is CSA's in-house expert on direct-to-consumer shipping. Combining her compliance know-how with her own keen intelligence and natural talent for managing people and projects, she leads CSA’s out-of-state team.
In that role she oversees the handling of new license applications, renewals, reporting, label registrations, and price postings. She is our go-to person to answer DTC questions and interface with out-of-state regulators, gracefully balancing her responsibilities of advising clients, adapting CSA systems to ever-changing requirements, and supervising and training our staff. Her warmth, knowledge, and gift for understanding and solving problems are valued by colleagues and clients alike.