In 2003 we became involved in defending the State’s system of regulating the distribution and sale of alcohol against legal attacks by Costco and others. In 2008 one of our partners, John Guadnola, took on the position of Executive Director for the Washington Beer & Wine Distributors Association and in 2013 he assumed the responsibilities of Executive Director for the then newly-formed Association of Washington Spirits & Wine Distributors. We have been on the front lines of regulatory and legislative issues dealing with the changing landscape of alcohol distribution and sales, helping to preserve a meaningful regulatory environment while working to protect the distributors’ extensive investments in the State.