A results-driven attorney, Matt Eisenberg delivers creative and efficient solutions to complex problems, representing clients on business, real property, alcohol beverage, land use and music/film/literary/digital arts matters from his office in Napa Valley.

From entity formation through growth and disposition events like sale or merger, Matt provides targeted legal services at every stage of the business life cycle, offering strategic advice and the necessary tools to enable clients to achieve their goals while navigating or avoiding disputes and other pitfalls.

Representative Client Matters

  • Founder of Bay Area major motion picture studio

    All aspects of business and alcohol beverage matters for Founder of major Bay Area movie studio, including the development of a hospitality/retreat center, various wine brands and vineyards and the negotiation of grape purchase and trademark license agreements. Analyzed complex supremacy issues for winery development on federally-owned land for ABC/TTB purposes.

  • St. Helena Mixed use development

    Advised family and family entities on real property acquisitions and associated business, alcohol beverage and real estate matters for the development of a winery, restaurant, deli, tasting room, retail and event space.

  • Multi-day music festival

    Obtained city special event permitting and drafted nonprofit, landowner, volunteer, after-party and other contracts for the production of a major multi-day music festival in Napa and worked on post-festival asset purchase negotiations and deal drafting with national and local media/festival companies and start-ups.

  • Winery software company

    Negotiation and documentation of plan of reorganization by POS software company with and into industry-leading winery website and e-commerce company with parallel investment by publicly-traded company into surviving corporation.

  • Vineyard funds

    Structured and documented numerous vineyard acquisitions and related real property, water access, easement and grape purchase/leasing/enforcement issues for two vineyards funds with national pension/institutional investors.

  • Nonprofit Foundation/developer

    Ongoing representation of Napa nonprofit foundation that owns and develops master-planned commercial property on complex ground and build to suit leases, development agreements, easements, lease terminations, construction loan agreements and real property tax appeals.

  • Winery acquisition and sale

    Advised prominent winemaker and family on acquisition and development of Sonoma County winery and subsequent sale of 50% interest in winery to private equity investors with continuing senior role of founding winemaker.

  • Michelin-starred chef/restaurant

    Structured asset purchase agreement and ABC licensing for purchase and long-term lease of existing restaurant premise and prepared formation and investment-related documents. Advised on and documented leasing, ABC and City permitting, management entity creation and investment materials for new restaurant venture for same group.

  • Luxury food company

    Act as general outside counsel on equity investments, dispute resolution, licensing and mediation of disputes for company importing and producing various grapeseed oil products.

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