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Top 10 Topics You Need to Understand to Represent Craft Beverage Companies

Gain an understanding of the top regulations needed to represent craft beverage companies.

The legal landscape for the craft beverage community is a complex system of federal and state laws and regulations related to the production and sale of alcoholic beverages. In addition, as more brewers, distillers, and vintners join the community, the ability to stand out via special promotions makes advising clients on what intellectual property to secure, and when and how to promote their brand, an important part of representing clients in this community Gain a better understanding of the various prerequisites for opening a brewery, distillery or winery, as well as how to guide the new brewer, distiller or vintner through the process of turning their passion into profit. Failing to understand the process can cause unnecessary delays, loss of licenses, and ramifications that can damage a new brand and potentially cause setbacks from which it cannot recover.

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

The "Start" in "Start-up"

  • LLC vs. S Corp
  • Does Your State Regulate Who Can Own an Interest?
  • Growth Plans and Exit Plans

Licensing

  • What Is the TTB?
  • Are There Prerequisites for Filing for a License?
  • What's the Timeline?
  • State Licensing - Every State Is Different, Know Your State's Rules

Protecting the Secret Sauce - Trademarks

  • Brewery/Distillery/Winery Name
  • Beer/Spirits/Wine Names
  • Tap Handles, Designs, and Other Potential Sources of IP

Getting the Home out of Home-Brewing - Leasing and Real Estate

  • Functionality
  • Growth Plan

Finding Fuel for the Business - Financing and Fundraising

  • Debt vs. Equity Financing

Labels

  • COLA Approval by TTB
  • State Regulations - Again, Every State Is Different, Know Your State's Rules
  • Misleading Content

Employees

  • No Volunteers
  • Noncompetes in the Craft Beverage Culture
  • Compensation
  • OSHA

Adding Cheer to the Beer - Promotions

  • Collaborations
  • Charitable Donations and Co-Ventures

Risk Management and Professional Team

  • Professional Team: Insurance, Accounting, Legal
  • Food Safety Modernization Act

Distribution

  • Self-Distribution
  • Engaging a Distributor
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on February 19, 2019.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Jonathan M. Dunitz, Esq.

Jonathan M. Dunitz, Esq.

Verrill Dana LLP

  • Counsel in the Portland, Maine office of Verrill Dana LLP
  • Practice emphasizes craft beverage law, as well as commercial litigation and insurance coverage
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on breweries, distilleries, and wineries, with an emphasis on risk management
  • Author of several articles and blog posts, and participant in podcasts related to breweries, distilleries and wineries
  • Member of the American Bar Association, Maine State Bar Association, New England Bar Association (member, board of directors), Brewers Association, Maine Brewers Guild, Massachusetts Brewers Guild
  • J.D. degree, Syracuse University College of Law; B.A. degree, Ithaca College
  • Can be contacted at 207-774-4000, [email protected] or @craftbevlawME
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Product ID: 404905
Published 2019
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