Former ABC District Administrator Michael Mann Joins Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty

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PRESS RELEASE Feb.10, 2009

For Immediate Release

Former ABC District Adninistrator Michael Mann Joins Dickenson, Peatman & Forgaty

Santa Rosa, CA – Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty announced today that Michael Mann has joined the firm’s Alcohol Beverage Law Group. Michael Mann recently retired as the District Administrator of the Santa Rosa Office for the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”), which was responsible for the California Counties of Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Marin and Mendocino.

“I have worked with Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty from the regulatory side for approximately 20 years. They have always provided outstanding service to the alcoholic beverage industry, and I am honored to join them” said Mann.

Mann, who was with the ABC for over twenty years, has been involved in the alcoholic beverage licensing process, enforcement and legislation. Michael has worked closely with the federal Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) and every city and county agency within the Santa Rosa District that is involved in alcoholic beverage licensing.

Tom Carey, Managing Director of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty and head of the firm’s Alcohol Beverage Law Group, said “we are delighted to have such an experienced and respected professional join our firm. Mike offers our clients unmatched knowledge of ABC law, policy and procedure based on his many years with the Department.”

Mann joins Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty’s Alcoholic Beverage Law group, which handles such matters as ABC license transfers and new ABC license applications, ABC protest hearings and disciplinary proceedings, TTB basic permit applications, custom crush arrangements including alternating proprietorships, related California and federal record keeping, establishment of wine appellations, labeling matters, alcohol beverage franchise laws pertaining to distributor appointments and terminations and other alcohol beverage compliance matters.


About Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty
With offices in Napa and Santa Rosa, Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty provides full service legal representation to all manner of businesses and individuals throughout California, the United States and abroad.  The Firm’s major practice areas include alcohol beverage law, business and corporate dealings, land use matters, labor and employment, civil litigation, intellectual property, real property transactions, as well as estate planning and probate.  The firm is intimately familiar with, and has extensive experience in, both the wine and hospitality industries. Our attorneys are routinely recognized in legal rankings and surveys as some of the best in their fields, and the firm is involved regularly with matters of local and national import.


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