Cory Tipton

Degree: J.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Department: School of Hospitality

Cory Tipton


Beer/Brewing Operations Beverage Management Business Colorado Hospitality / Events and Tourism Law


  • Regulatory Structures in Colorado Related to the Alcohol Beverage Industry, Casino Gaming and Aviation
  • Legislative and Governance Aspects of the Alcohol Beverage Industry
  • Assisting New Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, Beverage Distributors and Retail Liquor Stores
  • Organization of Businesses Including Closely-Held Corporations and Limited Liability Companies
  • Estate Planning


Cory Tipton, J.D., is an adjunct faculty in the School of Hospitality at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches courses on alcohol beverage law and hospitality law.

Tipton has been the vice president of The Tipton Law Firm since 2007. She has nearly 15 years of experience practicing law and extensive expertise with clients in various administrative fields including all areas of liquor licensing and alcohol beverage regulation, as well as casino gaming licensing in the state of Colorado. Tipton specializes in assisting new breweries, wineries, distilleries, beverage distributors, and retail liquor stores. She has also assisted related trade organizations in the legislative and governance aspects of the alcohol beverage industry.

Prior to law, Tipton pursued a career in aviation as a commercial pilot for the airlines and still holds a pilot license. She continues to work in aviation on the administrative side of aviation law. She is also the current chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Colorado Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Tipton received her juris doctor from University of Denver and a bachelor’s summa cum laude in aerospace science from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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