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Wine Industry Roundtable

Wine Industry Education Series
November 5, 2020 at 10:00am11:30am (PST)
Live Webinar

    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

    California Extends Presumption of COVID-19 as Workers’ Compensation Injury and Modifies Notice Requirements for Potential Exposure

    In addition to AB 152 extending COVID-19 leave through December 31, 2022 , Governor Gavin Newsom has also signed into law two other COVID-related bills—AB 1751 and AB 2693—affecting employers’ policies regarding employees who...

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    Fire Preparedness for Vineyards and Wineries

    Winter, spring, summer, fire season, and fall – as Californians, we have all become accustomed to a fifth season – fire season. Even worse, fire season was once confined to just a few months...

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    Napa County Land Use Update: What You Should Know About Developments in the Local and State Regulatory Arena (Webinar)

    Speakers, Katherine Philippakis, Rick Tooker, and Rachel Lenihan discuss "Napa County Land Use Update: What You Should Know About Developments in the Local and State Regulatory Arena." As property owners plan new or expanded...

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    California Extends COVID-19 Leave Through December 31, 2022

    Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 152 into law, extending Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”) through December 31, 2022. SPSL, which requires California employers with over 26 employees to provide up to 80 hours paid...

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    New California Bill Requires Employers to Offer Bereavement Leave

    AB 1949 , a bill passed by the California legislature and awaiting Governor Newsom’s signature, would require California employers to offer five days of bereavement leave to employees each time they lose a spouse...

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    News

    Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business law

    Katherine Philippakis submitted commentary for the North Bay Business Journal article, "Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business law." Read the full article here .

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    Green in a Sea of Red: Winery Sales Are a Continuing Safe Haven in Rough Waters

    The U.S. financial markets are down, yet marquee California wineries are attracting high earnings multiples and Wine Country real estate continues to command exceptionally high prices. The wine industry is unusual and complex. It’s...

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    News

    Farella Represents Miller Family on Sale of The Silverado Vineyards

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    Survey of Pay Disclosure Laws Across the Country

    There has been a wave of new state and local legislation focused on pay transparency for job applicants. Right now, Colorado State and Jersey City are the only jurisdictions that require employers to provide...

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    California’s Pay Transparency Act (SB 1162) – Are You Prepared?

    This week the California legislature passed a pay transparency act that – pending Governor Newsom’s signature – will require significant changes in how employers draft job postings and how they report pay data to...

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