Brewery and Distillery Law 101 CLE
Brewery and Distillery Law 101: An Overview of Key Topics and Recent Developments



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Course Description

Rebroadcast – September 7, 2020

  • 10:00-12:15pm PT / 11:00-1:15pm MT / 12:00-2:15pm CT / 1:00-3:15pm ET

This program was recorded on July 10, 2020

The business of manufacturing alcohol – whether beer, distilled spirits or wine – is on the rise. Attendees of this seminar will learn how to navigate a complex, complicated and ever-changing regulatory environment to form and grow an alcoholic beverage manufacturing business. Attendees will also learn about the “three-tier system” of alcohol distribution and how that system colors the legal structure of traditional contractual relationships.

Attorney Jeffrey C. O'BrienJeffrey C. O’Brien
Jeff O’Brien is a partner with Chestnut Cambronne and serves as general counsel to a wide variety of small and closely held businesses as well as real estate investors and developers. He has significant experience working with craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries on an array of issues including entity formation, financing, real estate matters, intellectual property protection, operational issues, securities law, and distribution contracts. Jeff’s clients also include real estate agents, developers and investors, community banks, title companies, restaurant operators, manufacturing companies, franchised businesses, retired professional athletes, financial advisors, insurance agents, and consulting businesses. He is certified as a real property law specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

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2 General Credits

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  • The Tax Reform Act and its Impact on Breweries and Distilleries
  • An Overview of the Three-Tier System and Distribution Agreements
  • Federal, State and Local Licensing and Labeling Issues
  • Navigating COVID-19 Issues