If you own or operate a Winery, Brewery or Distillery, or if you’ve considered entering the exciting and rapidly expanding world of the Alcohol Beverage Industry, this program is a must! Seasoned owners/operators to novices will gain invaluable insight into such important topics as:
- Special Presentation: Custom Crush and Alternating Proprietor Agreements,
by Christopher R. Hermann, Stoel Rives LLP
- Legislative Update
- Land Use Update
- Regulatory and Compliance Issues
- A Common Sense Approach to Starting and Building a Successful Small Winery
- Finance and Improving Valuations
The alcohol beverage industry in the Pacific Northwest is booming and undergoing rapid change. Attend this cutting-edge seminar to hear how recent industry changes and legal reform will impact your winery, brewery or distillery.
Please plan to join us July 11 in Portland as we explore the rewarding world of Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries.
Thank you to the Seminar Sponsor
Wines and Vines
Credits: See the credit section for full information
OR CLE - 5.0 General Credits
CA CLE - 6.25 General Credits
Who Should Attend:
Winery Owners and Operators
Brewery Owners and Operators
Distillery Owners and Operators
Farmers and Vineyard Managers
Land Use Professionals
Anyone Involved in or Interested in Owning a Winery, Brewery or Distillery
Friday, Jul. 11, 2014
| 9:00||Introduction and Overview|
Perkins Coie LLP
Updates and Changes in both State and Federal Law Impacting the Alcohol Industry; Status of the Alcohol Industry
Willamette Valley Vintners
Recent Cases of Interest; Location Considerations for Operations and Sales; Alternative Operations, i.e. Weddings, Parties, Rentals; Water Laws
Perkins Coie LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
|11:00||Regulatory and Compliance Issues|
Obtaining Licenses to Own and
Operate a Winery, Brewery or Distillery;
Unique Industry Licensing Issues;
Labeling; Changing Licenses; Interstate
and International Considerations;
Understanding the Timing and
Order of Applications
Craft Brewers Alliance Inc
Metro License Manager
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
| 1:15||A Common Sense Approach to Starting and Building a Successful Small Winery|
Is My Product Good Enough? Balancing Time, Space and Money; Knowing Your Market and Setting Your Prices; Being Honest about Production Costs; Selling to Wholesale and Retail Customers; Staffing from the Owner’s Perspective and The Employee’s View; Competition: How Much Fame Can I Afford?
Riding the Tiger: How to Create A Successful Winery During Tough Times
| 2:30||Finance and Improving Valuations|
Growing Your Business; Knowing
When to Hit the Gas; Understanding
the Alcohol Industry as a Whole;
Private Equity, Venture Capital, Angel
Investment; Exit Strategies
Perkins & Company PC
Zepponi & Company
| 4:00||Special Presentation: Custom
Crush and Alternating
Key Contract Terms and Potential Pitfalls
Stoel Rives LLP
| 5:00||Adjourn and Reception
Michael C. Robinson, Program Chair, is a partner with Perkins Coie LLP in the firm’s Land Use practice. Well known throughout Oregon for his land use representation, he has focused on obtaining land use approvals and highway access permits for commercial, residential and institutional development since 1991.
Mario Zepponi, Program Co-Chair is President of Zepponi & Company, a global wine industry mergers and acquisitions transaction and strategic planning advisory firm. He has extensive experience in performing brand, winery and vineyard valuations, as well as negotiating and structuring purchase, sale, and lease transactions.
Jim Bernau, President of Willamette Valley Vineyards, has contributed his expertise in governmental affairs over the years, serving as the industry’s first Political Action Committee Chair, Legislative Committee Chair and as President of the Oregon Winegrowers Association.
Janene Grace, a Regulatory Specialist with Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc., previously worked as an Investigator at the Northwest Field Office of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. During that time, she performed numerous product integrity investigations.
Christopher R. Hermann, a partner with Stoel Rives LLP, is the founding chair of the firm’s Winery and Vineyard Management group and co-chair of its Beverage and Hospitality group. He has worked with Northwest wineries, vineyards, breweries and distilleries for many years.
Seth J. King, Senior Counsel with Perkins Coie LLP, practices land use law with an emphasis on zoning and development matters. He has extensive experience advocating at quasi-judicial hearings, and obtaining permit and entitlement approvals.
Daniel McNeal, Metro License Manager for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, has over 20 years of experience working in the field of liquor licensing and regulation. He has given presentations on liquor licensing to industry groups, citizen groups, police, local governments, etc.
Keith H. Meyers, CPA, ABV, CFF, is a shareholder with Perkins & Company PC. Appraisals he has prepared have included the valuation of closely-held companies, trust and partnership interests, restricted securities and other intangibles. He has performed valuations for estate and gift tax purposes, ESOP and Phantom Stock issues, merger and acquisition studies and divorce.
Stuart Scott, former owner of an Idaho winery, is the author of Riding the Tiger: How to Create a Successful Winery During Tough Times. During his 29-year career, the winery won numerous awards.
This seminar is approved for the following credits
This course has been approved by the Oregon State Bar for 5.0 general CLE credits. - The Seminar Group is an Accredited Sponsor.
This course has been approved for 6.0 hours of Washington MCLE credit by the Washington State Bar. Self-Study credit may be available.
THE SEMINAR GROUP is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider; therefore, this course is approved for 6.25 general CLE credits.
If this seminar has not been approved for the credits you require, let us know and we will look into it for you.
Information on Continuing Education Credits
|2 or more (each)
|Government / Non-Profit
We will refund your tuition less a $50 cancellation charge if we receive your cancellation by 7/3/2014.
|This seminar is being held at:
|Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
A courtesy block of sleeping rooms has been set aside at a group rate. To reserve, please visit www.portland.hilton.com and enter the code SEM into the Group/Convention Code box, or call 1-800-HILTONS (mention the code SEM and THE SEMINAR GROUP), by June 17, 2014.
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