Chris Thomas

Position: Partner
Undergraduate Degree: James Madison University
Law School: UDC David A Clarke School of Law


Chris is a regulatory and compliance attorney focused on Kaleo Legal’s diverse group of alcohol clients. He has experience advising all manner of start-ups – breweries, distillers, wineries, brand owners – across the licensing spectrum of federal, state, and local jurisdictions. Chris has created and implemented bespoke regulatory and compliance plans for both start-ups and some of the largest alcohol companies. For many alcohol start-ups, Chris is the go-to for all regulatory and compliance, serving as an extension of the brand or legal team, and has taken a wide variety of Kaleo Legal’s alcohol clients from start-up to overseeing continuing regulatory reporting and renewals. Chris’ expertise further extends to advising clients on trade practice issues, distribution, environmental considerations, and brand innovation, to name a few.

When he is not going toe-to-toe with a state or local regulatory agency, Chris can be found living his life to the fullest by enjoying time with his family, experimenting in his kitchen, running/biking around town, or delivering a scorching guitar solo on stage with his sixties garage rock cover band.

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