LEX VINI

Can Expanding Your Wine Distribution Expose You to Lawsuits in Other States?

Attorneys, and particularly litigation attorneys such as me, get excited when the U.S. Supreme Court issues new “jurisdiction” proclamations.  The Court did just that in late-June, and the Court’s recent rulings have some impact on wineries. First, I will explain “jurisdiction” and outline prior law regarding jurisdiction.  Then, I will address the Supreme Court’s new […]

REMINDER – Wine Law Seminar this Friday

This a reminder that Networking Seminars will be presenting “Successfully Navigating the New Economy: Legal and Tax Issues Facing the Wine Industry”  this Friday from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. at the Napa Valley Marriott.  The conference will conclude with a networking wine reception sponsored by Napa Valley Vintners.  The conference will discuss legal and tax consequences for […]

IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate Change

For those of you that use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and other purposes, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. The rate is 55.5 cents a mile for all business […]

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