Local ranchers and farmers have trusted our firm for generations, and vineyards and wineries have always been part of our client mix. It only made sense that as this wine region exploded in popularity in the last two decades, Andre, Morris & Buttery’s representation expanded to include newcomers alongside veteran growers and winemakers.  And we don’t limit our talents to wine.  AMB is proud to represent greenhouse growers, row crop producers, ranchers and other agricultural interests.  A sampling to the matters the Firm has been involved with includes the following:

  • Agriculture and grazing leases, grape contracts.
  • Water rights, environmental compliance.
  • Land use issues, easement and boundary issues.
  • Property and business – acquisition and sale.
  • Employment counseling.
  • Trademarks & licensing.
  • Dispute resolution.
  • Sales & distribution, alcoholic beverage compliance.


Wine & Agribusiness Attorney:

Michael J. Morris

Michael Morris is the senior principal and Chairman of the Board of Andre, Morris & Buttery. He is the Chair of the Environmental and Land Use Practice Group and a member of the Business and Real Estate Transactions and the Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Practice Groups. Read More..

Bill Douglass

Bill Douglass is known equally for his even keel and smart-as-a-whip abilities, this attorney proves time and again that bluster is not needed to win the day. His local roots may have led him to specialize in business law, agriculture, winery operations and real property matters, but it’s Bill’s personal commitment to excellence that has spurred his success. Read More..

Karen Gjerdrum Fothergill

Karen is a principal of Andre, Morris & Buttery. She is a member of the firm’s Business and Real Estate Transactions Group, Environmental & Land Use Group, and Wine & Agribusiness Group. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given to attorneys based on legal ability and ethical standards. Read More..

Kathryn M. Eppright

Kathy Eppright is the Chairman of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation, Business and Real Estate Transactions, Hospitality and Wine & Agribusiness Practice Groups. Kathy’s practice focuses on employment litigation, counseling and workplace investigations. This combination of experience has given Kathy a unique perspective on dispute resolution. Read More..