Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer founded Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. in 2010. This father and son team loved the Santa Ynez Valley and craft beer. Together, they built a successful brand that is now a leader in the craft beer industry. They started out with a location in Buellton and have grown to multiple locations, with over 200 employees, and are recognized as one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the country. The FLAS team, led by Michael Fauver and Olivia Marr, has supported Figueroa Mountain’s growth and expansion by advising on on all legal strategies that involve employment, real estate and land use, business operations, and opportunities. The team also constantly analyzes the ever-changing regulations that apply to the development, sales, and distribution of alcohol.
Our role is to share our legal insight with Jim and Jaime so that they can successfully grow. This means that we advise on everything from expanding into new areas to potential acquisitions to our favorite, trying a new beer. Our job is rough but somebody’s got to do it!