Candace Moon, shown here at AleSmith Brewing Company in Miramar, founded the firm Craft Beer Attorney in 2009 and built the client base to 350. She and her staff of three have joined the local office of Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

Candace Moon, shown here at AleSmith Brewing Company in Miramar, founded the firm Craft Beer Attorney in 2009 and built the client base to 350. She and her staff of three have joined the local office of Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

— Not long ago a California craft brewer with more passion than business know-how opted to launch without the benefit of legal assistance, and ended up wasting $1,000 on a patent because — who knew? — federal law forbids printing the word “strong” on a beer label...

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