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Wine Industry Roundtable

Wine Industry Education Series
November 5, 2020 at 10:00am11:30am (PDT)
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    COVID, fires, shut downs, smoke taint: 2020 has brought one challenge after another to the wine industry. With our roots in the industry we ourselves are dealing, and are seeing our clients and friends deal, with many novel and urgent crises. However, in times of need, strong communities come together to help each other. We invite you to a “Wine Industry Roundtable,” a program where our community can discuss these challenges, our experiences navigating 2020, and successful survival strategies. The 90 minute program provides attendees nine highly interactive discussions. Each discussion is designed to focus on knowledge sharing and practical actions in the following areas:

    • Contract and partnership disputes
    • Corporate formation, smoke taint and force majeure contract negotiations
    • Employment regulations and opening businesses amid COVID-19
    • Environmental compliance, Prop. 65, wastewater regulations
    • End-of-year estate planning and business succession planning
    • Loan workouts and negotiating with lenders
    • Business insurance claims
    • Insolvency issues and how to protect your interests
    • Land use permits and variances

    Firm Highlights

    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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    Farella Braun + Martel Elevates Five to Partner

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    What California Wineries Need to Know Now to Prepare for Fire Season

    California is at the start of another dry year, with increased likelihood that the North Bay will experience another active fire season. Fires are always a risk and they are always unpredictable — preparing...

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    Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now

    Join Quinn Arntsen and MaryJo Lopez with guest speaker Christopher Thompson of Napa Communities Firewise Foundation in the discussion on "Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now." California is at the start of...

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    News

    Quinn Arntsen Named to North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40

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    New Statewide Winery Order: What Wineries Need to Know

    Buzz Hines and John Ugai, along with guest speakers, Timothy Simpson and Mehran Ebrahimi from GSI Environmental Inc, discuss "New Statewide Winery Order: What Wineries Need to Know." The new statewide General Waste Discharge...

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    How to Comply With the TCPA After the Facebook Supreme Court Decision

    Many consumer products industry companies rely heavily on text messaging marketing programs to reach their customers and to create loyalty in an increasingly competitive market. While text messaging programs may be an effective marketing tool...

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    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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    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

    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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