Experienced And Knowledgeable With Both The Alcohol beverage Industry And The Law

Attorney Ashley Hanke

Ashley Hanke

  • Attorney


Practice Areas

  • Alcohol Beverage
  • Cannabis Law
  • Compliance
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Real Estate Law


She has had a long-standing interest in the alcohol and cannabis industry and her desire to pursue a career in the field was solidified after working on a vineyard in Tuscany. During this experience, she was involved in the wine making process from beginning to end and developed an understanding of the intricacies of the industry starting from the acquisition of real estate to carrying out agricultural activities, as well as, vinification, labeling, sales, and exportation.

Prior to joining Malkin Law P.A., Ashley worked as a Legal Director of the Fair Housing Justice Center in New York City where she oversaw a staff of fifteen and gained specialized expertise in compliance, land use and zoning, and local, state, and federal civil rights laws. Ashley supervised some of the most complex and cutting-edge investigations for the organization, many of which led to litigation under local, state, and federal fair housing.


Rated by Super Lawyers | Ashley L. Hanke | Selected in 2023 | Thomson Reuters


  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Legal Studies

Past Positions

  • Fair Housing Justice Center in New York City, Legal Director


  • English

Featured Articles

Artisan Spirit

Vital Tax Reductions Made Permanent for Craft Distilleries
E-Commerce Solutions as Direct Shipping Alternatives for Spirits Brands
Hand Sanitizer Production and Industrial Alcohol Operations Post COVID-19
Ensuring Compliance With Third Parties
Cracking Down (Co-authored by Ryan and Ashley)
Venturing into the Business of Bitters
Making Sense of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Craft Spirits

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?
Consumption of Alcohol by Distillery Employees