Your Ultimate Guide
The brewing and distilling industries are rapidly growing, but complex state and federal regulations are ever-present obstacles to startups and established businesses alike. This legal program will teach you how to help your clients build a solid business; minimize liability; and navigate the licensing, labeling and tax reporting challenges along the way. You will also learn how to effectively protect your client's intellectual property, avoid legal landmines in advertising and receive valuable tips for negotiating distribution agreements. Enhance your understanding of this unique area of law - register today!
- Advise your client on business entity selection, insurance, financing and more.
- Effectively navigate licensing and label approval procedures.
- Confidently advise your clients on state and federal regulations and tax reporting requirements.
- Receive beneficial advice for drafting an array of contracts ranging from distributor agreements to equipment leases.
- Ensure clients design substantially-compliant advertisements.
- Understand the nuances of protecting the intellectual property of breweries and distilleries.
- Anticipate and learn how to appropriately manage the different ethical situations that can arise.
Who Should Attend
This basic-to-intermediate level program is designed for attorneys. It may also be of value to accountants, enrolled agents, tax preparers, brewery owners/operators, bankers/loan officers and paralegals.
- Brewery and Distillery Business Entity Selection, Formation, Finance and Insurance
- Federal and State Tax Reporting Requirements
- Licensing, Labeling and Regulatory Compliance
- Employment Law for Brewers and Distillers
- Negotiating/Drafting Brewery and Distillery Contracts
- Intellectual Property and Advertising
- Walking the Ethical Line
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants: 7.00 *
* denotes specialty credits
THOMAS R. ALVAREZ serves as a senior manager in BGBC Partners, LLP's tax services department. His experience includes several years as a senior tax manager in the Los Angeles office of a Big 4 accounting firm, where his clients included high-profile entertainment individuals; Fortune 500 manufacturing, retailing and distribution companies; and clients with extensive international tax issues, including frequent travel to foreign countries to instruct and update the local tax personnel on U.S. tax laws. Mr. Alvarez also has worked in the industry as a tax director for an international conglomerate and as a senior tax advisor for a multinational Fortune 100 company. He has extensive experience representing his clients before the IRS and state and local taxing authorities, and has frequently spoken on tax panels for various industry groups. Mr. Alvarez has been published in leading tax journals. He earned his master's degree from the University of Southern California.
CHRISTOPHER ENGEL is an attorney with Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn, LLP, where he focuses on business and commercial services, real estate law, civil litigation, as well as estate planning and probate. Mr. Engel is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana as well as the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. He is a member of the Business Law Section and Young Lawyers Division of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Mr. Engel graduated from Indiana University in 2008 with a B.S. degree in finance, with distinction, from the Kelley School of Business and a B.A. degree in political science, with high distinction. He is a recent graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he was the executive managing editor of the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review and participated in pro-bono work with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. During law school, Mr. Engel gained legal work experience by interning with the Office of Assistant Chief Counsel for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Indiana Board of Tax Review, and the law school's Civil Practice Clinic.
KENAN L. FARRELL is an attorney at KLF Legal in Indianapolis, where he advises clients in business and intellectual property matters, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, and privacy issues. Mr. Farrell assists with international and domestic transactions, as well as litigation and litigation avoidance counsel in state and federal matters. He is admitted to practice in Indiana, Oregon, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Farrell earned his B.S. degree from Indiana University and his J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
MICHAEL P. MAXWELL is a partner with Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn, LLP, where he focuses on employment law, business litigation, governmental services and hospitality law. He is admitted to practice in Indiana, including the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts. Mr. Maxwell has a law degree from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, as well as a Ph.D. degree, in philosophy, from Boston College. While in law school, he was a note and development editor for the Indiana Law Review. In his practice, Mr. Maxwell represents many small and medium size businesses on employment law matters, including wage and hour issues, ADA and FMLA compliance, employee non-competition agreements, employee hiring and termination, and employer trade secret protection.
N. DAVEY NEAL is a partner with Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn, LLP, where he manages the government affair's practice group, Clark Quinn Public Affairs. In addition, he also focuses his legal practice on hospitality law/alcoholic beverage law, business and commercial sales, as well as governmental services. Prior to serving as deputy secretary of state, Mr. Neal was appointed executive secretary of the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) by Governor Mitch Daniels. He served as hearing judge on numerous ATC matters and advised the Commission and the Indiana State Excise Police on all licensure, regulatory, and enforcement matters. Mr. Neal was the ATC's liaison to the Indiana General Assembly. Mr. Neal earned his undergraduate degree from Wabash College in 2001 and graduated from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business after completing a joint JD/MBA program in 2011.