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Keith C. Mier to Present at “Craft Beer and Creatives” CLE Event

Butler Snow attorney Keith C. Mier is set to present at the Craft Beer and Creatives: The Hipster Side of Intellectual Property Law CLE event on Friday, December 6 at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mier will present with Andrew Harden, the head brewer and plant manager of Four Peaks Brewing Company, on “Taking Your Brewery to the Next Level.” The event is co-sponsored by Butler Snow client Four Peaks Brewing Company and the Intellectual Property Law Section and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of New Mexico.

The CLE event will explore interesting and complex legal issues in the creative and brewery worlds. Owners and representatives of local and regional breweries will present alongside the attorneys who represent them on topics ranging from trademarks and brand protection, brewery corporate formation and capital raising issues, employment and drug testing policies, and acquisitions of local breweries by bigger brands. More information about the event can be found at

Mier is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the labor and employment group. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of labor and employment law, health care, corrections litigation, Indian law, education law, commercial litigation and creditors’ rights. Mier also has experience in legal consulting in the public sector, primarily in labor relations, defense of grievance, EEOC charges, human rights division charges, Department of Labor charges, Department of Justice charges, employment issues, conflict resolution and contract negotiations. He has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell® with an AV-Preeminent Peer Review rating and as a 2019 Super Lawyers® Rising Star in Employment & Labor: Employer.

Mier is a retired Naval Officer, a member of the State Bar of New Mexico and the Bar of the Navajo Nation, where he serves on the Board of Bar Commissioners’ CLE Committee. He is a strong supporter of and participant in veterans programs including the New Mexico Bar’s Veterans Free Legal Clinic. Mier received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and his Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico Law School.