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Joseph M. Infante





Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 2005

Michigan State University, B.S. 2002

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit
  • Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Western District of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Joseph Infante's practice focuses on complex commercial, intellectual property and alcoholic beverage manufacturing regulation. 

Joe has broad corporate litigation experience that includes representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.  

By focusing on providing in-depth analysis of complex legal issues, Joe strives to advance the most appropriate course of action for his client's needs. In order to provide more complete representation for his clients, Joe obtained admission to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Joe is the head of Miller Canfield’s alcoholic beverage regulation team. In his practice, Joe regularly advises breweries, wineries, distilleries, distributors and retailers on the myriad issues faced by companies operating in the highly regulated alcoholic beverage industry. This includes advising companies on regulatory compliance, trademark issues, litigation, licensing, branding and many other areas.

Representative Matters


Michigan Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2013-present
Rising Star 2011-2012

Leading Lawyers in Michigan, 2016

Award-winning homebrewer

Professional Activities

Federal Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Michigan Brewers Guild

Brewers Association

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Hospice of West Michigan Collaborative Board Member

Hospice of Michigan Barley, BBQ & Beats Co-Chair, 2016


"Prepare for the Regulators" with Attorney Douglas W. Crim, Craft Spirits Conference and Vendor Expo, Louisville, Kentucky, April 1, 2015

“Our Bumpy Ride to Opening a Brewery” with Land Grant Brewing Company, Ohio Craft Brewers Conference, Wooster, Ohio, February 5, 2015. 

“Brewery & Distillery Law: Practical Considerations for Advising Brewery & Distillery Clients,” CLE International, Orlando, FL, September 18, 2014. 

“Brewery & Distillery Law,” Thomson Reuters, Teleconference, September 11, 2014.

“Distillery Regulatory Compliance”:  American Distilling Institute, Holland, Michigan, September 10, 2014. 

"Brewery and Distillery Law," National Business Institute teleconference, June 19, 2014.

“Protecting Your Brand,”  2014 Michigan Grape & Wine Conference, Traverse City, Michigan, February 26, 2014.