Ryan Malkin


Ryan Malkin is Counsel to Hoban Law Group and the principal attorney at Malkin Law, where he focuses his practice on assisting those in the alcohol beverage industry.  Prior to forming Malkin Law, he was an attorney for Pernod Ricard USA. As an attorney for a major global wine and spirits supplier, Ryan concentrated on supporting the sales and marketing teams to ensure compliance with rules and regulations in all 50 states.  Ryan utilized his experience and knowledge of the industry to help craft compliant programs to help global brands outperform others in their categories.

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 MediaLiquor.comThe Wall Street JournalNew York PostDJTimes, 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.

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.