Business Entity Selection, Licensing, Labeling, Agreements, and Tax
New packages, new concoctions, and more craft beer! The craft spirits industry is booming, but the innovators behind it can't get to market without your help. This program will show you how to create the right business entity, navigate the web of regulations, and put agreements in place that protect clients' interests. Discover the legal solutions to your clients' unique needs - register today!
Anticipate the business entity and formation document language that best suit clients in the industry.
Discover how to obtain a license from the TTB and comply with labeling requirements.
Learn the key components of an airtight brewery and distillery agreement.
Prevent common compliance and tax mistakes that get businesses in trouble with the TTB.
Entity Selection and Structural Challenges
Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
Negotiating Brewery and Distillery Agreements (With Sample Agreement)
JEFF C. O'BRIEN is a partner with Chestnut Cambronne, P.A., 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, and distribution contracts. Mr. O'Brien'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. A frequent lecturer and writer, Mr. O’Brien has presented and written articles on a variety of business and real estate topics. He is a regular guest on several radio shows and podcasts. Mr. O’Brien has been listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer every year since 2013. He received his B.S. degree, cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law.
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