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A New Vintage of Wine Law Uncorked


Level: Beginner
Runtime: 64 minutes
Recorded Date: March 15, 2022
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Agenda

  • America during Prohibition
  • The Three Tier System
  • Tied House Purpose
  • Incentives
  • Slotting Agreements
  • Consignment Agreements
  • Penalities - Administrative Law Rules
  • What Can You Do?
Runtime: 1 hour, 4 minutes
Recorded: March 15, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: Newly-admitted attorneys (transitional)



Description

This course provides a review of the regulatory structure of wine and spirits regulation and then delves deeply into legal and illegal forms of labeling, marketing and sales techniques under the Federal Alcohol Act and state regulations offers insight on the structure of the alcohol beverage community under the three tier system and the use of administrative law forums to resolve matters of interest to the regulatory authorities.

This program was recorded on March 15th, 2022.

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American Bar Association
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Panelists

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K. Christopher Branch

Attorney
KC Branch Firm

As a lawyer specializing in the wine and spirits industry, K. Christopher Branch has represented hundreds of suppliers, distributors and retailers (plus vendors and consultants) in the beverage alcohol industry from all over the world in his own practice.

His has spanned over 30 years in trial, regulatory, and transactional matters, including interstate and international trade. He has been the key legal officer in multiple start/ups and mergers/acquisitions of brewery’s, wineries, distilleries and retail hospitality entities, always mindful of the restrictions created by the 3 tier system. He prides himself on his innate ability to structure both new and existing companies and to strategically determine the right fit for acquisitions and the right time for spinoffs. A major portion of his practice is devoted to sales, marketing, and trade practice requirements proffered by the federal and individual state governments. He actively teaches professionals & students at regional wine forums, local colleges & major wine universities in France & California. He currently serves as the American Bar Association as a Committee Chair of the GPS International Committee, the GPS Agricultural Committee, and the Assistant Chair of the Business Law and Litigation Committee, Subcommittee on Alcohol and Cannabis.

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Kari M. Petrasek

Attorney
Petrasek Law, PLLC

Kari Petrasek is a graduate of the Seattle University School of Law. She is currently a solo attorney in Mukilteo, Washington and has significant experience in the area of juvenile law, handling mostly dependency and termination matters and also juvenile offender cases. Ms. Petrasek is also a dedicated advocate for children, having served as a Guardian ad Litem for dependent children. In addition, Ms. Petrasek has served as a judge and commissioner pro tempore for Snohomish County Superior Court for over ten years. An experienced litigator, she also handles guardianship, elder law, estate planning, and family law matters.


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