Spiritus Law Announced Today that Loy A. "Tony" Haynes has joined the firm as Regulatory Consultant to assist Alcohol Suppliers and Distributors with COVID-19 pandemic operational obstacles.

July 6, 2020

Miami – July 6, 2020 – Spiritus Law announced today that Loy A. “Tony” Haynes has joined the firm as a federal regulatory consultant. Haynes previously worked with the Spiritus Law team and will support the firm’s federal regulatory practice as alcohol producers and distributors encounter new regulatory issues resulting from emerging COVID-19 business interruption and required operational changes. Haynes brings vast experience as a governmental consultant advising on licensing and compliance matters relating to alcohol manufacturing, importation and distribution. Haynes is a former chief of the National Revenue Center under the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), now known as the Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (the “TTB”), one of many positions he held during his 32-year tenure with the ATF.

“Tony has worked with members of our team for over 20 years and we welcome him back full-time.” says Robert F. Lewis, the firm’s co-founding partner. “Our ongoing collaboration has always resulted in innovative solutions for our clients and we hope that formalizing our relationship will facilitate communication and execution of client objectives as we realize the new normal within our industry and adjust to shifting client needs.”

Haynes’ experience includes assisting with federal licensing and permit processing, trade practice investigations, and excise tax auditing. Haynes has also assisted with drafted rulings, industry circulars, and policy and procedure papers that are current today. He has knowledge and experience in the qualification and maintenance requirements for federal permits, compliance matters, and the resolution of administrative cases resulting from federal investigations of the liquor and firearms industries.


About Spiritus Law:

Spiritus Law is an entrepreneurial regulatory and business law firm focused on the representation of highly regulated industries by offering legal services in the areas of alcohol and tobacco law, federal, state and local regulatory and business licensing, hospitality law and licensing, commercial and residential real estate development, land use and zoning, real estate transactions, government relations, banking and lending, general commercial retail including the retail sale of regulated products and public/private partnership transactions. The Firm is founded on traditional principles of client counseling and teamwork with a cutting-edge twist on regulatory innovation and modern problem-solving. Spiritus Law combines a unique blend of professionals, including attorneys, government consultants, licensing assistants and paralegals to assist its diverse clients. Our modern approach to transparent client representation and employee engagement defines our collaborative spirit and progressive energy.

Core Services:

Primary service areas include: Alcohol Licensing & Regulatory Compliance, Retail & Hospitality Licensing & Permitting, Real Estate Transactions & Commercial Development, Firearms & Security Compliance, Public/Private Infrastructure &Development, Tobacco Product Regulatory Compliance, and Business Transactions & Financial Services. Our firm services an array of highly regulated industries, including alcohol producers, sports teams, hotels, restaurants, theme parks, movie theaters, grocery stores, liquor stores, bars, residential and commercial real estate developers, state agencies, municipal governments, investment firms and individual investors, lending institutions, security service providers, firearms suppliers and more.