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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bahaneh Hobel Re-Elected to Sonoma Vintners Board

    Senior Alcohol Beverage Counsel Bahaneh Hobel was recently elected to serve another term as a member of the Sonoma County Vintners Board of Directors.  Sonoma County Vintners (SCV) is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness and building understanding of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions. Founded […]

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  • Bahaneh Hobel to Participate on Regulations Panel

    DP&F Senior Alcohol Beverage Counsel Bahaneh Hobel will be part of a panel on alcohol beverage regulations at the 2015 Sonoma County Beer, Cider & Spirits Conference on Friday February 27, 2015 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa, CA.  To register, please us the following link: Sonoma County Beer, Cider & […]

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  • 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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  • DP&F Attorneys Receive “Super Lawyers” Distinction

    DP&F is pleased to announce that two of our senior attorneys were selected as Super Lawyers by their peers.  Richard Mendelson earned his tenth straight distinction for his work in land use matters, and W. Scott Thomas was also recognized for the tenth year in a row for his exceptional work in trust and estates.  […]

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  • Greenwood-Meinert Presentation on Water Law

    DP&F Director Scott Greenwood-Meinert will be a featured panelist at the annual Vineyard Economics Seminar hosted by the Wine Industry Symposium Group.  Scott’s presentation on Napa / Sonoma Water issues can be downloaded from the Symposium Group website.  The Seminar takes place at the Naa Valley Marriott on May 14, 2014.

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  • The 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium

    DP&F is a proud sponsor of The Fifth Annual Chardonnay Symposium.  The event brings together Chardonnay producers for an in-depth exploration of Chardonnay, viniculture, and the wine market.  This symposium will be hosted by the Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa located on Pismo Beach from June 5-7, 2014.  

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  • Carol Kingery Ritter Named to Forty Under 40

    Carol Kingery Ritter, Director in DP&F’s business and real property groups, has been named one of the 2014 Forty Under 40 by the North Bay Business Journal. The Forty Under 40 award recognizes business people under 40 years of age in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area who demonstrate extraordinary leadership […]

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  • DP&F’s Jim Terry Co-Chairs Wine Law Conference

    James W. Terry Director at Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty and chair of the business practice group, served as program co-chair at the annual “Best Practices in Winery Operations” conference hosted by The Seminar Group. Richard P. Mendelson Of Counsel at DP&F gave a special presentation “Legal and Regulatory Update: What is the Next Battleground?”  In addition, Tom Adams, Director at […]

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  • Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty Attorneys to Attend INTA in Hong Kong

    Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty attorneys J. Scott Gerien and Katja Loeffelholz will travel to Hong Kong in May to attend the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting. INTA is a global association of trademark owners and professionals from more than 190 countries dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property rights. Mr. Gerien is a […]

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  • Cal Bar CLE Event for Attorneys at Kendall-Jackson

    2.0 units of general MCLE sponsored by LaRiviere, Grubman & Payne, Monterey,CA. Friday, December 6th, 9:30-2:30 The California State Bar Agribusiness Committee’s annual Winery Tour will start at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens in Santa Rosa, California and we will visit a nearby wine production facility and vineyard.  Following the tour, attendees will enjoy a lunch […]

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  • Jeff Dodd Joins DP&F Land Use Group

    Jeff Dodd was sworn into the California bar today by Judge Rodney Stone of the Napa Superior Court.  Jeff is the newest attorney to join Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty and will be practicing in the firm’s Land Use and Litigation departments. Jeff is a 2013 graduate of McGeorge Law School and earned his undergraduate degree […]

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  • International Wine Law Educational Session Friday in Santa Cruz

    International Wine Law Educational Session Friday in Santa Cruz This Friday. November 22, 2013, the International Wine Law Association and Continuing Education of the Bar California (CEB) will be sponsoring an educational session for wine industry professionals and attorneys on legal topics related to the international and domestic wine trade.  The conference will take place […]

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  • Wine Industry Forum, Friday, August 23, 2013 The Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    Plan to attend to receive the latest legal updates impacting the wine industry.  Learn from leading lawyers in the wine industry. Every Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty (DP&F) attorney in every practice group works daily with wine industry clients. Learn the latest in creating, protecting and building equity in your wine brands, adopting and clearing a […]

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