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Spring Employment Law Update

Join firm co-managing partner, Jennifer Douglas, along with Marissa Buck and Sarah Hirschfeld-Sussman, on Wednesday, April 7th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM for a complimentary webinar on current employment law issues. In particular, the webinar will address recent changes to employment laws affecting California employers, and COVID-19 issues including vaccination. This webinar is open to […]

USPTO Celebrating Women in Wine and IP

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting the numerous and remarkable accomplishments of women in all fields. To celebrate the many successes of women in the world of wine, the USPTO is offering a free event on March 24, 2021, that will showcase the stories of women working at […]

Join DP&F’s Richard Mendelson for Free Webinar: Doing Business in the Time of COVID

DP&F’s Richard Mendelson will be the moderator for a star-studded panel of Napa business executives in a free Zoom webinar on Doing Business in the Time of COVID.  Giving the perspective of the wine industry will be Jean-Charles Boisset, owner of Raymond Cellars and JCB Collection, and Emma Swain, CEO of St. Supery Estate Vineyards […]

International Wine Law Summit Coming to Napa in October

The International Wine Law Association will be convening its annual Congress at Napa’s CIA at Copia on October 1-2.  The two day conference will feature experts discussing legal issues concerning climate change and the wine industry as well as regulatory enforcement, international trade barriers and joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.  Speakers include professors from […]

Peter Kiel Joins DP&F Land Use and Water Law Groups

Peter Kiel, an expert in California water law, has joined the Napa and Santa Rosa offices of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty as a Partner.  Peter comes from a boutique water and energy firm in Sacramento where he worked on the full array of legal issues related to surface water and groundwater, including water rights, the […]

International Wine Law Conference in Napa in October

On October 1-3, the International Wine Law Association will be having its annual meeting in Napa at CIA at Copia.  The two-day conference will cover legal issues related to climate change, the international wine trade, geographical indications and other legal areas relevant to the wine industry.  Anyone is invited to attend, and attorneys will have […]

Invitation to May 10 DP&F Wine Law Seminar

Please join DP&F and Robert Tobiassen, Former Chief Counsel of the TTB, for a complimentary Wine Law Seminar on May 10, 2018 from 9:00am to noon at Compline Wine Bar in Napa. DP&F’s alcohol beverage attorneys and Rob will be discussing all things TTB, including a discussion of the new excise tax credits, recent enforcement […]

Advising Your Alcohol Beverage Clients: Sonoma County Bar Association CLE April 27, 2018

On April 27, 2018, please join Scott Gerien, John Trinidad and Joy Durand as they present at the Sonoma County Bar Association’s CLE , Advising Your Alcohol Beverage Clients.  This comprehensive seminar will address the complex array of laws and regulations applicable to the wine, beer and spirits industry. The event brochure can be found […]

Wine, Beer & Spirits Law CLE Conference in April

On April 23, 2018, please join Bahaneh Hobel at the Wine, Beer & Spirits Law Conference as she participates in a round table discussion regarding The Digital Age and how new technology is impacting the industry. The event brochure can be found here.

DP&F’s Katja Loeffelholz Presented at Vancouver, BC, International Wine Festival Law Seminar

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty attorney Katja Loeffelholz  presented “USA Wine Labeling Regulations” to the Wine & Liquor Law Seminar  held in conjunction with the Vancouver International Wine Festival this past Monday.  The seminar was the Ninth Annual Wine & Liquor Law gathering of wine and liquor industry professionals and covered new wine and liquor regulation, […]

2018 DPF Unified Symposium Reception – Wednesday January 24

Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty will be hosting a reception during the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium and we would love for our Lex Vini readers to join us! DP&F Unified Reception Wednesday, January 24th 5:30-8:30pm Lucca Restaurant, 1615 J Street, Sacramento, CA (2 blocks from the Convention Center) Also stop by Booth 313 to meet one-on-one with […]

DP&F’s Katja Loeffelholz to Present at Vancouver International Wine Festival Law Seminar

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty attorney Katja Loeffelholz will be presenting the United States portion of “How Rules and Enforcement Systems Differ Internationally” to the Wine & Liquor Law Seminar  in conjunction with the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  The seminar will be held at the Metropolitan Hotel in Vancouver, Canada on Monday, February 26, 2018, from […]

New York Imposes $3.5 Million Penalty Against Wine Wholesaler

The New York State Liquor Authority announced a $3.5 million civil penalty against Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits arising from an investigation into the wholesaler’s business practices in New York.  The NYSLA concluded that Southern had provided illegal gifts and services to retailers to induce them to carry Southern products in violation of state tied […]

Greg Walsh (1975-2017) – Memorial Celebration

It is with great sadness that Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty announces the passing of our friend and managing partner, Greg Walsh.  Greg suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while playing in his weekly basketball game and did not recover. He was 42 years old. There will be a memorial celebration on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from […]

DP&F to Host 11/1 Town Hall Meeting in Napa on Wildfire Legal Issues

Residents, business owners and community members affected by the Santa Rosa, Napa, Sonoma and Calistoga wildfires are encouraged to attend an Informational Town Hall meeting this coming Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Silverado Country Club in Napa. Sponsored by Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty, the meeting is intended to serve as a resource for wildfire […]

Always Read The Contract – They Wrecked Your Wine, But Now Won’t Pay

You send your Chardonnay to a custom crush facility for bottling.  A month later the wine in one out of about every ten bottles is brown.  It oxidized in the bottle.  You are forced to pull all your Chardonnay from the market at significant expense, and you fear your brand has suffered.  The evidence suggests […]

Seasoned Business Attorney Scott Greenwood-Meinert Joins Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty announced today that Scott Greenwood-Meinert has joined the firm’s Business Department in its Napa office.   Prior to joining Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty, Mr. Greenwood-Meinert was with the Business Department of Gaw Van Male.  Mr. Greenwood-Meinert has been in practice since 1996.  “Scott brings the level of sophisticated expertise in business, real […]

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Napa Valley Viticulture: A Farmer’s Outlook

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