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Wine Industry Education Series 2018

2/9/2012

Please join us at Farella’s Wine Industry Education Series. Timely presentations devoted to keeping you abreast of a variety of legal issues facing wine industry businesses.  Conveniently held in both Sonoma, in conjunction with the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance, and in the Napa Valley.

Check this page regularly for updates and to register. Program dates and topics are subject to change. Contact Margaret Poza to be added to our email list.

2018 Programs

11/14/2018 - Bottling Customer Information: Privacy Policy Compliance for Wine Businesses (St. Helena)
11/13/2018 - Bottling Customer Information: Privacy Policy Compliance for Wine Businesses (Santa Rosa)
07/19/2018 - Are You Prepared for the General Permit July 31st Enrollment Deadline? (Yountville)
03/19/2018 - A New Era of Planning for Family Businesses, Especially After Recent Tax Reform (Santa Rosa)
02/08/2018 - Lessons Learned from the Wine Country Fires (Santa Rosa)
02/07/2018 - Lessons Learned from the Wine Country Fires (St. Helena)

2017 Programs

08/31/2017 - Joint Ventures for Today's Wine Business (St. Helena)
08/30/2017 - Joint Ventures for Today's Wine Business (Santa Rosa)
05/24/2017 - Winery Hospitality Events and Marketing: A Tapestry of Restrictions and Traps for the Unwary (Sonoma County)
05/23/2017 - Winery Hospitality Events and Marketing: A Tapestry of Restrictions and Traps for the Unwary (Napa Valley)
03/09/2017 - How to Protect Your Wine Business's Brand and Bank Account from Cyber Risks (Napa Valley)
03/08/2017 - How to Protect Your Wine Business's Brand and Bank Account from Cyber Risks (Sonoma)

2016 Programs

10/05/2016 - Lessons Learned: Wine Industry Sales and Marketing Tactics for Today's Market (Sonoma)
10/04/2016 - Lessons Learned: Wine Industry Sales and Marketing Tactics for Today's Market (Napa Valley)

3/24/2016 -  Avoiding Sour Grapes: 2016 Employment Law Updates to Protect Your Workplace (Sonoma)
3/23/2016 - Avoiding Sour Grapes: 2016 Employment Law Updates to Protect Your Workplace (Napa Valley)

2/25/2015 - Crowdfunding and Other New Equity Financing Options for Wineries (Sonoma)

2/24/2015 - Crowdfunding and Other New Equity Financing Options for Wineries  (Napa Valley)

 

2015 Programs

12/9/2015 - Lessons Learned: Innocent Decisions to Wine Transactional Monkey Wrenches (Sonoma)
12/8/2015 - Lessons Learned: Innocent Decisions to Wine Transactional Monkey Wrenches (Napa Valley)

8/27/2015 - Protect Your Wine Business Against Data Security Breaches and Other Cyber Risks (Sonoma)

8/25/2015 - Protect Your Wine Business Against Data Security Breaches and Other Cyber Risks (Napa Valley)

 

6/25/2015 - Current Challenges with Land Use Policies and Entitlements (Sonoma)
6/24/2015 - Current Challenges with Land Use Policies and Entitlements (Napa)

 

3/24/2015 - Succession Planning Best Practices: Effectively Transferring a Wine Business to the Next Generation (Sonoma)
3/25/2015 - Succession Planning Best Practices: Effectively Transferring a Wine Business to the Next Generation (Napa)

 

1/13/2015 - New Storm Water Permits for Wineries (Napa)
1/14/2015 - New Storm Water Permits for Wineries (Sonoma)

 

2014 Programs

12/2/14 - Labor, Volunteers and Strategic Employment Practices for Wine Businesses (Napa)
12/3/14 - Labor, Volunteers and Strategic Employment Practices for Wine Businesses (Sonoma)

10/14/14 - California's New Groundwater Law: What Does the Future Hold? (Napa)
10/15/14 - California's New Groundwater Law: What Does the Future Hold? (Sonoma)

6/26/14 - Hot Topics: Civil Enforcement Actions on the Rise in Napa and Sonoma Counties (Sonoma)
6/27/14 - Hot Topics: Civil Enforcement Actions on the Rise in Napa and Sonoma Counties (Napa)  

4/1/14 - How to Protect Your Interests When a Winery Approaches Insolvency (Sonoma)
4/2/14 - How to Protect Your Interests When a Winery Approaches Insolvency (Napa Valley)

2013 Programs

2/27/13 – Avoiding Probate and Trust Litigation (Sonoma)
2/28/13 – Avoiding Probate and Trust Litigation (Napa) 

4/30/13 – Environmental and Land Use Issues in Converting Sonoma Lands to Vineyards (Sonoma)   

6/11/13 – Wine Industry Insurance: Does the Insurance Fit the Business? (Sonoma)
6/12/13 – Wine Industry Insurance: Does the Insurance Fit the Business? (Napa)

8/13/13 – From Wage and Hour Laws to Employee Classification (Napa)
8/14/13 – From Wage and Hour Laws to Employee Classification (Sonoma)  

10/15/13 – The Trademark Continuum: Cost-effective Tips for Developing and Protecting a Distinctive Brand (Napa)
10/16/13 – The Trademark Continuum: Cost-effective Tips for Developing and Protecting a Distinctive Brand (Sonoma)

Firm Highlights

Publication

New California Laws Restrict Employer Access to Criminal and Pay Histories

Published by the North Bay Business Journal . If you are planning to hire new employees to work in your winery, you should be aware of two new employment laws that restrict employers from...

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Publication

San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board Adopts General Permit for Vineyard Properties in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek Watersheds

Over the last several years, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, for the San Francisco Bay Region (Water Board), determined that adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements were needed to better protect the Napa River...

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News

Farella Advises Third Leaf Partners in Chatterbox Wine Marketing Acquisition

San Francisco, March 27, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel represented Third Leaf Partners in its acquisition of Chatterbox Wine Marketing, a direct-to-consumer sales group based in Napa, CA. Daniel E. Cohn and Carolina de...

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Publication

Succession Planning for Wineries and Vineyards

As wine families tend their grapes, so too should they tend their business succession planning. Wineries and vineyards are unique assets to consider when crafting personal financial, estate and business succession plans for clients,...

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Publication

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: Legal Strategies for Smoke-Exposed Grapes

Following on last year’s Northern California firestorm in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano counties, various North Bay regions have also seen wildfires in 2018. A large wildfire in Mendocino and Lake counties...

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Publication

How to Plan for Successful Winery, Vineyard Business Succession

Harnessing the energy and ambition that tends to surface at the start of a new year, now may be a good time to consider your personal estate and business succession planning. Developing a plan...

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