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Brewing and distillery industries are rapidly growing, but the complexity of business transactions and regulations are ever-present obstacles to start-ups and established breweries alike. In this legal guide, experienced faculty will teach you how to guide your brewery and/or distillery clients through the industries' business aspects and navigate the maze of tax compliance, registration and labeling regulations. You will also learn how to effectively protect your client's intellectual property and receive valuable tips for negotiating an array of brewery and distillery contracts like distribution, licensing agreements and more. Order today!
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MARTHA ENGEL is an intellectual property attorney with Winthrop & Weinstine PA, who advises inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and companies of all sizes on protecting their intellectual property assets. She helps clients guard their competitive advantage and add value to their business by obtaining, maintaining, and enforcing intellectual property rights. Ms. Engel counsels clients on all matters related to intellectual property, including clearing trademarks, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, obtaining trademark registrations, conducting due diligence reviews regarding intellectual property in corporate transactions, enforcing trademark rights, and assisting with patent litigation. She has drafted and prosecuted patent applications on a variety of technologies, including mechanical and manufacturing devices, materials, medical devices, sporting goods, packaging, electronics, and software. Ms. Engel has experience working with foreign associates to prosecute applications both in the U.S. and abroad. She also has experience preparing patent infringement options. Ms. Engel has extensive experience assisting craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries regarding the protection and enforcement of their trademark rights. She is a member of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, as well as the Minnesota State and Hennepin County bar associations. Ms. Engel earned her B.S. degree from Marquette University and her J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law.
JEFFREY C. O'BRIEN is a partner with Chestnut Cambronne PA 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. His 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. Previously he had been named a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers every year since 2008, a designation reserved for only 2.5 percent of all attorneys in Minnesota. He was named as one of the 40 Under Forty in 2014 by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.