Tobacco Product Regulatory Compliance

Practical Solutions for Complicated Clients

Spiritus Law understands the industry’s business and compliance responsibilities and concerns, coupled with the need for pragmatic advice involving regulated industries with social and political sensitivities.  Our qualified team has extensive experience in the legal and regulatory framework related to the tobacco industry, including tobacco permitting for manufacturers, imports, wholesalers, and retailers.   

We provide guidance to clients at every level of the tobacco industry, including the manufacturing, importation, wholesale distribution, and the retail sale of processed and finished tobacco products, cigars, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and vaping products, including additives, product labeling, processed and finished products, consumables and hardware, and their distribution and delivery to consumers.


Quality Over Quantity

Spiritus Law’s comprehensive and extensive experience with regulated products, such as food production, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco products enables us to guide tobacco companies through the myriad of new regulatory requirements of the Federal Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and the tobacco licensing regulations of the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”). We provide legal and regulatory support to members of the tobacco industry with respect to the federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements imposed on the industry including:

  • Providing guidance related to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (“TCA”), and new legislation such as “Tobacco 21”.
  • Providing assistance with preparation and filing of tobacco license applications with the TTB for tobacco manufacturers and importers.
  • Assisting clients with the preparation and filing of tobacco license applications for manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers with Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (“DABT”)
  • Assistance with the registration and compliance requirements of the FDA.
  • Providing guidance relating to tobacco enforcement pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FD&C Act”).
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Halsey W. Beshears Governmental Relations & Lobbying Team Leader, Non-Attorney 305.224.1003

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Marilyn Coizeau Senior Paralegal & Team Coordinator 305.615.1519

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Loy A. "Tony" Haynes Regulatory Consultant Teammate, Non-Attorney 305.224.1003

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Anqueisha Jones Senior Licensing Team Paralegal 305.809.8124

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Robert F. Lewis Founding Attorney & Team Manager - Alcohol Industry Group 305.615.1044

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Marbet Lewis Founding Attorney & Team Manager - Alcohol Industry Group 305.417.6559

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Evadne Maxwell Senior Licensing Team Paralegal 305.501.2075

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Yasmin Tabatabayi Senior Paralegal Team Administrator 305.396.8872

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Zamani Thomas Of-Counsel Teammate 305.224.1003

Spiritus Law has created pricing and budgeting guidelines designed to provide transparency in our fee structures and efficient cost accounting and planning. 

We understand the importance of cost management, and we continually identify alternative billing structures that can accommodate both large projects involving various service and permitting needs and as well as small focused projects. 

Our vast knowledge in the industry has always allowed us to create a competitive rate structure and alternative fee arrangements. This allows us and our clients to examine and consider the most effective billing method for their project. Our fee arrangements may include any of the following:

  1. Traditional Hourly Billing with monthly invoicing;
  2. Flat Fee per project billing for routine licensing matters;
  3. Monthly retainer billing for ongoing consulting services;
  4. Fee caps for special limited projects; and
  5. Quarterly billing arrangements based on project scope.

Interactive and collaborative client communication is a primary focus of our project management and enables us to promptly identify issues that may increase projected budgets or require the need of additional legal services. We routinely produce work plans so our clients can see what we will be doing in addition to what we are doing.

While each matter and each client’s goals are unique, we strive to identify and streamline standard processes and document requests to ease the burden various regulatory filing processes can impose on your in-house team and reduce the risk of unexpected legal fees.