Maria Saling is an emotionally intelligent legal professional and hospitality industry leader who strives to inspire others to reach their full potential.
Her multi-dimensional background has enriched her advocacy for the companies and individuals she represents. Saling’s professional diversity has enhanced her skills in teaching students and leading teams in various settings. She’s been an industry insider of the culinary and hospitality community for 25 years, having served as a classically trained chef, a food and beverage manager, and co-founder of an event production company based in San Diego County.
As an entrepreneur, Saling brings personal experience to her practice of business, intellectual property, and hospitality law with an understanding of the intricacies of operational, financial, and brand management. As a partner of The Craft Beer Attorney, APC, she works with small and medium-sized breweries, wineries, distilleries, restaurants, and businesses to handle their licensing, business transaction, litigation, copyright, trade secret, and trademark matters.
Additionally, Saling volunteers her time to conduct seminars for hospitality professionals. She also speaks at national conferences and serves as a CASA through Voices For Children. She’s also a ranked OCR athlete and national fitness champion.