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Labeling $40 for basic labels.*

This assumes a basic, legible label set in good order. The set should be actual size, in pdf, paper or jpg format (at least 150 ppi). This includes a quick review of the label for major issues, submit to TTB within 24 hours of receipt, confirm submission to client, monitor the label, provide approval or rejection to client. We do most unflavored beer, wine and spirits labels at this base rate. For example, a lager beer, or a chardonnay wine, or a Bourbon whiskey.

* This is the base rate per label set. For companies that send us more than 100 label sets per calendar year, and submit a request to us within 60 days of year end, we will credit back 12.5% of the base rate per label set.

ADDITIONAL LABELING SERVICES
FEE
DETAILS/EXAMPLE
ADVOCACY
Time In-person meeting with TTB; prepare arguments; research beyond general matters; prepare written arguments; provide rejection to client with advice.
CONVERT
No charge Convert pdf to TTB-accepted format.
EXPEDITE
Time (at least 1.5 hours in most circumstances) TTB banned expedites in early 2011 but began allowing them again a few months later. It is difficult but not impossible to change the priority; you should only seek expedite in extraordinary circumstances.
MORE THAN 3 LABEL PIECES
$10 per extra piece beyond 3 For example, an elaborate label set with two fronts, two backs, neck, strip.
NON-PAPER LABELING
Time For non-paper labeling (painted, etched, acetate, etc.) we should attach photos per TTB policy. The photos should show the front and back of an actual (or realistic photo-illustration), filled bottle. The resolution should be sufficient to demonstrate that the Warning is readily legible. Please let us know about any non-paper labeling. For example, Grey Goose painted bottle.
ORGANIC, MERITAGE, BIODYNAMIC
Time
PAPER
$40 Labels that need to go to TTB via paper forms, rather than COLAs Online. For example, if the POA is not perfected, or activation of the Online accounts is delayed, so we are forced to use paper.
POA
No charge assuming good cooperation from client Set up Power of Attorney and activate TTB Online accounts for one LBL attorney and one person at client company.
REVISE
Time Revise label in Photoshop to improve the odds that TTB will approve it. For example, make first two words of the Government Warning bold, as required.
STATUS CHECKS
No charge one per week; time beyond that Contact TTB to ascertain label status and try to push it forward.
TRANSLATIONS
No charge if you provide a simple, plain text translation; time if we need to prepare translation TTB requires a translation for all non-English text.
USE-UP REQUESTS
Time If the label is not quite right, or TTB claims it is not quite right, seek a temporary approval. TTB has made this much harder in recent years. For example, a typo in the Government Warning.


Formulas $150 for basic formulas.

This assumes you provide a detailed ingredient list with a FIDS for each flavor and a narrow use-rate for each ingredient. Discount to $125 base fee per formula if more than 3 similar formulas on the same day. We do most formulas at the base rate. For example, a malt beverage with natural flavors, a vodka with natural flavors, a grape wine with natural flavor.

ADDITIONAL LABELING SERVICES
FEE
DETAILS/EXAMPLE
ADVOCACY, EXPEDITE,
STATUS CHECKS, POA
Same as above at Labeling Same as above at Labeling.
FIDS
Time Explain the need for FIDSs, what they are, seek them out. For example, call the flavor company to get a FIDS.
MORE THAN 10 INGREDIENTS
$15 extra per ingredient beyond 10 A distilled spirits specialty with GNS, sugar, water, 3 colors and 6 flavors.
SAMPLE
$30 per batch Provide a liquid sample to TTB Lab where required. For example, sending 1 vodka and 2 flavored vodkas to the TTB Lab, at the same time, would cost $30 total.


Time

Most work is billed on a time basis, if not otherwise specified above. In general, there is no charge for short incoming emails, if no specific action is required. Please see our guarantee .

Name
Title
Rate Per Hour
DANIEL J. CHRISTOPHERSON
Attorney
$325
JON C. ESTRADA
Technology Assistant
$90
JAYCEE J. KIM
Legal Assistant
$220
FRANK Y. KNIZNER
Attorney
$230
MARGIE A.S. LEHRMAN
Attorney
$350
ROBERT C. LEHRMAN
Attorney
$425
JOHN D. MESSINGER
Attorney
$325
JEN A. WRIGHT
Legal Assistant
$125
LINDSEY A. ZAHN
Attorney
$290

Updated 5/2018

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