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Bahaneh to Present at the 8th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo

Bahaneh Hobel will be presenting at the 8th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo on December 5, 2019. Her presentation, “Navigating the Legal Landscape of Wine; Preparing for Changes in 2020,” will focus on topics relevant to the wine industry related to tied house rules, distributor and retailer relationships as well as consumer events, sales […]

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Bahaneh to Present about Federal Alcohol Beverage Trade Practices

Bahaneh Hobel will be speaking on a panel with representatives from the TTB addressing federal alcohol beverage trade practices at the Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 16, 2019.

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Bahaneh Hobel to Moderate Panel on Alcohol Beverage Issues

Bahaneh Hobel will be moderating a panel on alcohol beverage issues arising in the planning and implementation of festivals, sporting events and fairs at the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators Central/Western Regional Conference on September 9, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

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DP&F to Co-Chair, Present and Host Reception for “The Business of Wine”

Scott Greenwood-Meinert will co-chair “The Business of Wine” at the Hampton Inn & Suites Napa on November 16, 2017. Carol Kingery Ritter will present in the “Land Value Trends and the Impact on Wine Businesses” segment. J. Scott Gerien will present for the “IP, Trademarks and Licensing” segment. Scott Greenwood-Meinert will also moderate the “Land […]

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DP&F Announces Official Launch of Cannabis Practice Group

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty (“DP&F”)  announces the official launch of its Cannabis practice group.  This group offers a specialized, full-service approach to serving the business needs of clients navigating California’s increasingly complex cannabis industry. DP&F has a 50-year history of representing businesses in regulated industries, including the alcohol beverage industry.  For the past few years, […]

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Erin Carlstrom Joins DP&F’s New Cannabis Practice

Erin Carlstrom has joined DP&F’s new Cannabis practice in Santa Rosa. Erin obtained her undergraduate degree from Yale and her JD from Pepperdine University School of Law.  In 2012 Erin was elected and served as a councilwoman for the City of Santa Rosa where she served on the City’s medical cannabis policy subcommittee until 2016.  […]

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DP&F Announces Managing Partners

By unanimous vote of DP&F’s partnership, Carol Kingery Ritter became the first female managing partner in the firm’s 52 year history, “I am proud to work with this group of extremely talented and collegial attorneys and excited for the opportunity to shape the next phase of the firm’s growth and participation in the Napa and […]

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Annual AgSafe Conference 2017

DP&F Labor & Employment Partner Jennifer Phillips will be presenting at AgSafe’s Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, CA on March 1, 2017. The topic will be “AB1513: One Year In.  What Happened?” For more information, please visit AgSafe.

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Napa County Winery Definition Ordinance Seminar

DP&F Land Use and Business Law Partner Scott Greenwood-Meinert co-chaired the November 2, 2016 Napa County’s Winery Definition Ordinance seminar.  Scott also spoke on Use Permit Modifications, the current state of the process and modifying pre-WDO entitlements.  Tom Adams, also a partner in DP&F’s Land Use Department, spoke at the seminar on the implications of Constitutional […]

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CEB Wine Law Forum

DP&F Alcohol Beverage Partner Bahaneh Hobel and Of Counsel Richard Mendelson will be presenting at CEB’s Wine Law Forum in Santa Barbara, CA on November 3-4, 2016.  For more information, please visit Wine Law Forum 2016.

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DP&F Named as Best Law Firm and Best Company to Do Business With In Napa

DP&F is honored to be named Best Law Firm and Best Company to Do Business With in Napa for 2016 by readers of the North Bay Biz. For more details, please follow the links to the North Bay Biz online articles: 2016 Best Company to Do Business With in Napa 2016 Best Law Firm

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DP&F Announces Two New Partners and Addition of New Associates

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty is proud to announce the elevation of Bahaneh Hobel and Jennifer Douglas Phillips to Partner, and the addition of Amanda Bevins, Joy Durand,  Katy Barfield and Corinna Charlton as associates. Bahaneh Hobel is a Partner and one of the leaders of DP&F’s Alcohol Beverage department and a member of the Wine […]

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DP&F Speaks on Trade Secrets at 2015 AALA Regional Conference

The American Agricultural Law Association in partnership with the Agribusiness Committee and Food Law Committee of the State Bar of California are pleased to announce an all-day conference in the Sacramento area on emerging topics of interest to agricultural lawyers. DP&F Senior Intellectual Property Counsel Chris Passarelli will be speaking on emerging trade secret law […]

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Napa County to Consider Minimum Parcel Size for Winery Development

Napa County’s Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee will be holding a hearing on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:00 am to discuss (1) the minimum parcel size for establishing new wineries in the agricultural preserve, (2) the net loss of vineyards associated with winery development and/or expansion; and (3) the role of estate grapes in winery […]

Napa County Appoints Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee

Last week, the Napa County Board of Supervisors appointed members to the recently-formed Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee (“APAC”). APAC is an advisory body of the Napa County Planning Commission, and it was formed in order to evaluate and make policy recommendations on Napa County’s Winery Definition Ordinance and other regulations governing winery development within Napa […]

IP Issues in the Food and Beverage Industries

Friday, May 8, 2015 MARRIOTT MARQUIS & MARINA, 333 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 Join Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty Director Scott Gerien, as well as Katja Loeffelholz, Chris Passarelli and their esteemed colleagues for a fascinating day of continuing legal education on intellectual property and related legal issues in the food and beverage […]

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Bahaneh Hobel Named To Forty Under 40 By North Bay Business Journal (2015)

Bahaneh Hobel, Senior Alcohol Beverage Counsel at Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty, has been named as one of the 2015 Forty Under 40  by the North Bay Business Journal.  The Forty Under 40 award recognizes business people and professionals under 40 years of age in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area who […]

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Katja Loeffelholz featured in the International Trademark Association Bulletin

The International Trademark Association (INTA) recently published a profile of DP&F Senior Counsel Katja Loeffelholz for her volunteer work with INTA’s Geographical Indications subcommittee of the Related Rights Committee.   The Committee is part of the Policy Development and Advocacy (PDA) Group which provides guidance and input on INTA policies and advocacy efforts. A link […]

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2015 Sonoma Beer, Cider & Spirits Conference (Friday, Feb. 27)

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board will be hosting its  2015 Sonoma County Beer, Cider & Spirits Conference this Friday February 27, 2015 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa, CA.  The event will feature a panel discussion on regulatory issues facing alcohol beverage producers, and DP&F Senior Counsel Bahaneh Hobel […]

Scott Gerien Recognized in WTR 1000 for Third Straight Year

The World Trademark Reporter WTR 1000 edition for 2015 was released this January and for the third year in a row DP&F’s co-managing partner and head of the Intellectual Property practice group, Scott Gerien, was recognized as one of the top trademark attorneys in California.  In highlighting Scott’s selection, the WTR 1000 noted that “if […]

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