Tobacco Regulatory Law & Litigation

For over 30 years, Finger, Roemer, Brown & Mariani, L.L.P., and its predecessor firms, have represented tobacco-related clients. Starting out of college as a tobacco sales representative for a major tobacco company, Henry Roemer has worked and succeeded in all aspects of this resilient industry, and has fought for the livelihood and the people that continue to take pride in tobacco.  Mr. Roemer and our Winston-Salem office handle all aspects of compliance with federal, state, and local matters, including the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, various state escrow statutes, the Federal Trade Commission, and numerous matters involving the Tobacco Control Act of the Food and Drug Administration, including the Deeming Regulations.

Finger, Roemer, Brown & Mariani, L.L.P. has also successfully coordinated the engagement and work of other attorneys and consultants, when necessary, including former Food and Drug Administration personnel and litigators licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the World Trade Organization.

Mr. Roemer brings his extensive experience as a business law attorney in this field to his role as the Executive Director of the Specialty Tobacco Council, Inc. (STC).  Formed in 1984, the STC is a trade association that is well versed in all legal issues facing the tobacco industry, and regularly monitors pertinent legislation and regulatory matters for their impact on specialty tobacco products.  Over the years, the STC has utilized the services of lobbyists on Capitol Hill and in various state legislatures around the country, and it has coordinated the work of scientific experts in the industry.  Mr. Roemer also serves as director of the Tobacco Merchants Association, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cigar Association of America, Inc. (CAA) and its Committee of Counsel.

You can read Mr. Roemer’s regulation reports and legal columns in “Tobacco Business” magazine to stay current on the legal issues impacting the tobacco industry.