Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood
3813 Edwards Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Regulatory Ethics: 1.00
Business Law: 5.00
Course book included with all formats
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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 and avoid legal landmines in advertising. Enhance your understanding of this unique area of law - register today!
This intermediate level program is designed for:
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of attorney professional conduct instruction.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
including - Regulatory Ethics: 1.00 Taxes: 1.00 Business Law: 5.00
NBI, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. This program is designed to qualify for 7.0 hours (based on 50 minute credit hour) of continuing professional education credit for accountants. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint, refund and program cancellation, please contact our offices at (800) 930-6182.
This is an Intermediate level program presented in a group internet-based setting. Accountants should have a basic understanding of the complexity of business transactions and regulations that are ever-present obstacles to start-ups and established breweries alike. Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. State which business entity best fits a brewery or distillery client's needs. 2. List two brewery and distillery labeling and registration issues. 3. List one state regulatory tax issue. 4. List one issue with TTB investigations and audits. 5. Describe two ways to protect a brewery or distillery client's intellectual property. 6. Define two ethical considerations for attorneys. Field(s) of Study -- Business Law; Regulatory Ethics; Taxes.
CHRIST GAETANOS has practiced law for over 40 years, in private practice, governmental, and corporate settings. Mr. Gaetanos's legal focus has been in the transactional, tax (international, federal and state) and intellectual property areas. He has represented several privately and publicly held companies in matters related to these topics. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and began his legal career as a clerk in the federal judiciary. Mr. Gaetanos has lectured worldwide on tax issues. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
JAMES McCOY is a regulatory consultant with Alcohol & Tobacco Compliance Consultants LLC. He previously served 32 years with ATF and its successor, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB). Possessing a high level of knowledge of federal tax and permit rules and their application to production and shipment of alcohol and tobacco products, he is skilled in applying this knowledge to enable industry members to achieve or maintain compliance. Since 2010, Mr. McCoy has served as a consultant to the industries regulated by TTB, assisting numerous clients with permit, tax and product matters. He has written a number of published articles for Artisan Spirit magazine.
JAMES G. NIEKAMP is an attorney with Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP. He currently practices in corporate and real estate law, and specifically within the alcohol beverage industry. Mr. Niekamp has extensive experience in federal permit and excise tax issues for breweries, wineries, and distilleries. He is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Ohio Craft Brewer’s Association, American Distilling Institute, and Ohio Distiller's Guild. Mr. Niekamp earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from The Ohio State University and his J.D. degree from University of Cincinnati College of Law.
JOSEPH A. ROBINETTE is an attorney with Wood + Lamping, L.L.P. Mr. Robinette's practice focuses on corporate transactions, commercial agreements, antitrust counseling, intellectual property (IP) law and licensing, and unfair competition law. He heads the firms IP practice area. Mr. Robinette received his B.A. degree from the University of Dayton and his J.D. degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.
ALFRED W.M. SCHNEBLE III is associated with Phillips Law Firm, Inc., in Montgomery, Ohio; as well as having an office located in Dayton, Ohio. He concentrates his practice in the areas of professional negligence law (medical and legal malpractice), corporate and contract law/litigation, and domestic relations law/litigation. Mr. Schneble also has a general civil practice in the areas of bankruptcy, real estate, tax, personal injury, probate, and liquor law. He has lectured on taxation and bankruptcy for the Dayton Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Law Forum; and also on limited liability companies, collection law, expert witnesses, settlements, personal injury, and ethics for various professional seminar sponsors. Mr. Schneble has served as an expert witness in federal and state cases on the reasonableness of attorney's fees, as well as professional legal negligence cases. He is a member of the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Ohio State bar associations; and The Florida Bar. Since 2018, Mr. Schneble has served as an adjunct Professor at The University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is licensed to practice in all courts in the states of Ohio and Florida, as well as before the local U.S. district and bankruptcy courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. Mr. Schneble earned his B.S. degree from Marquette University and his J.D. degree from Ohio Northern University.
BRAD THOMAS is of counsel at J. Thomas Hodges & Associates. Mr. Thomas has a decade of practice in alcohol distribution law, representing malt, wine and spirit producers, and clients across all three industry tiers. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the College of Charleston; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
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