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Wine Industry Roundtable

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

    News

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    How Wine Business Law Is Shifting Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Allowances for Virtual Tastings, Direct Sales

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    Maximizing Business Insurance Coverage Benefits After a Fire

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    How Grape Growers Can Protect Their Interests When a Winery Approaches Insolvency

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    20th Annual Wine Industry Conference

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    News

    Major Lake County Resort Development Approved

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    Reopening Businesses Must Consider Employee and Consumer Privacy

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    Reopening Wine Businesses: Employee and Consumer Data Privacy

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