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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

Hidden Liens in Custom Crush Relationships: How to Avoid Being Caught Between Creditors

Custom crush is an effective method for vintners to start and grow their label and brand without requiring the capital intensive investment of a dedicated winery. When evaluating potential custom-crush facilities and providers, wine...

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Publication

Top 10 Practical Business Implications Arising From the Passage of the CPRA

California’s Proposition 24 passed as expected, and the new California Privacy Rights Act will change the privacy landscape created by the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), which went into effect only months ago. While...

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News

How California Wine Business Property Transfer Rules Will Change in 2021

Lauren Galbraith commented in the North Bay Business Journal article "How California Wine Business Property Transfer Rules Will Change in 2021."  “I see families in the wine business demonstrate keen awareness that they must...

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News

Farella Braun + Martel Elevates Five to Partner

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Publication

SEC Expands Definition of “Accredited Investor” – Here Are 5 Key Takeaways

The SEC recently adopted amendments to Rule 501(a) of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 that expand the definition of “accredited investor” by adding new categories of eligibility based on professional knowledge...

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News

Lawyers Advising California’s Wineries Navigate a Pandemic and Wildfires

Partners Tyler Gerking and Matt Lewis were interviewed in the Daily Journal article "Lawyers advising California’s wineries navigate a pandemic and wildfires."

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Publication

Estate Planning During Uncertain Times

Farella's Wine Industry Education Series features Lauren Galbraith discussing "Estate Planning During Uncertain Times." Estate planning for vineyard and winery owners has come to the forefront during this unpredictable pandemic and in light of...

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Publication

M&A Deals and PPP Loans: Unexpected Parties in Your Deal

The Payroll Protection Program has been a lifesaver to many businesses this year, but its quick roll out, and many generous features (including potential forgiveness) could tempt a borrower to treat the PPP as...

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Publication

Maximizing Business Insurance Coverage Benefits After a Fire

Unfortunately, we again write while wildfire is devouring homes and businesses in Napa and Sonoma, and threatening many more. We’ve previously posted tips about first steps that you should take in the event your...

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News

Alexis Sinclair Joins Farella Braun + Martel’s Financial Services Industry Group

SAN FRANCISCO, October 14, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that business transactions lawyer Alexis Sinclair has joined the firm as special counsel in its Financial Services...

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