Prior to his work at Pernod, Ryan was an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. Ryan investigated and prosecuted all manner of crimes, with an emphasis on long-term white collar crime investigations. Ryan gained unprecedented skills and an understanding of state governmental agencies. Ryan is comfortable representing you in a local liquor license hearing, at the state liquor authority or in criminal court. His courtroom skills will be put to use for you.
Ryan’s passion for the alcohol industry began as a staff writer for SmartMoney. Ryan specialized in travel and hospitality writing, with an emphasis on the beverage alcohol industry, covering both brands and category trends. Ryan regularly interviewed executives, brand owners, producers, and industry experts to provide guidance to readers. Ryan also regularly interviewed nightclub and bar owners, designers, managers, and doormen to bring new ventures and cocktail trends to life, and giving Ryan insight into the bar and nightclub business. His articles have appeared in such publications as Beverage Media, Liquor.com, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, DJTimes, and Esquire to name a few.
Ryan is a regular contributor to Artisan Spirit magazine and is on the editorial board of the Florida Bar Journal. Ryan is also counsel to the American Craft Spirits Association.
In addition, Ryan is a regular speaker at industry conferences including:
American Distilling Institute 2014 Annual Conference: Alcohol Beverage Law 101
Golden State of Cocktails 2014: Alcohol Beverage Law 101 – Test Your Knowledge
MMJ Business Education Florida Seminar 2014: Legal Basics, Education and Discussion
New York Holiday Buying Show – 2014: The Police Came Now What
Tales of the Cocktail 2014: How To Go Broke Opening A Distillery
Tales of the Cocktail 2015: How To Go Broke Opening A Bar; Entering the US Market; Shakers & Movers Guide to Advancement
American Craft Spirits Association: 2015: How To Export US Craft Spirits; 2016: The Contract Bottling Relationship
Tales of the Cocktail 2016: How To Start A Brand Without A Distillery; How Small Brands Can Play Big
Ryan Malkin is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and the University of Michigan. Ryan is licensed to practice law in Florida, New Jersey and New York.
Ryan is Of-Counsel at Hoban Law Group, the nation’s premier cannabis law firm.
Ryan and his staff look forward to speaking with you.