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CARRIE L. BONNINGTON is a partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP where she is the leader of Pillsbury's wine, beer & spirits law team; co-leader of the restaurant, food & beverage group; and managing partner of the Sacramento office. Ms. Bonnington focuses on alcohol beverage law and regulation. She represents wineries, breweries, distilleries, importers, distributors, and retailers in regulatory practice before state alcoholic beverage control boards, in general civil litigation, and in transactional matters. Ms. Bonnington regularly advises such clients in connection with state and federal alcohol beverage laws, especially with respect to the advertising, promotion and marketing of alcohol beverages and other trade practice and tied house issues. She teaches wine law at UC Berkeley and frequently presents at local and national alcohol beverage conferences, seminars and classes. Ms. Bonnington also advises clients in connection with laws and regulations relating to medicinal and adult use of legal cannabis. She earned her B.A. degree at the University of California at Davis and her J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
K. CHRISTOPHER BRANCH founded the KC Branch Firm, PC. Mr. Branch has represented more than 100 suppliers and retailers of alcohol from all over the world in his own practice for nearly 20 years in trial, regulatory, and transactional matters. He actively teaches professionals and students at regional wine forums, local colleges, and major wine universities in France & California. Mr. Branch is admitted to practice in California. He has been an adjunct professor of wine law at Loyola Law School. Mr. Branch earned his B.A. degree from USC and his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School.
JESSICA B. COFFIELD is an attorney with Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn where her practice focuses on general civil litigation, with an emphasis on business and real estate litigation. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Coffield represents California businesses in various transactions, including entity selection and formation, contract drafting and review, corporate acquisitions, and dissolutions. She also provides industry-specific regulatory and business services to the craft beer, wine, and distilled spirits industry. Ms. Coffield is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern districts of California. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California. Ms. Coffield earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California at Riverside and her J.D. degree from the University of Southern California School of Law.
COREY M. DAY is an attorney with Stoel Rives LLP where he routinely represents private clients in commercial and employment matters. He also enjoys working with members of the alcoholic beverage industry to navigate the ever shifting waters of federal and state regulation. Mr. Day co-taught Sacramento State's pilot brewing and distilling course and recently gave a presentation on employment law to distillers at the 2019 American Craft Spirits Association Annual Convention. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of California at Davis and his J.D. degree from the University of California at Davis.
DIANE G. KINDERMANN HENDERSON is the founding partner of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP. She represents numerous private and public agency clients, development, agricultural, industrial, mining and other landowner interests in matters concerning environmental, land use, planning and zoning laws, CEQA, federal and state endangered species acts, wetlands, water rights and water quality, mineral rights, timber and forestry resources, NEPA, and hazardous waste matters, including CERCLA. Ms. Kindermann Henderson is an Executive Committee chairperson on the Sacramento Regional Transit Authority, Friends of Light Rail Board. She is also on the council of Counsel and Environment Committee for the Construction Materials Association of California. Ms. Kindermann Henderson is a member of the American Planning Association and has also served on the Legal Affairs Committee, and the Wetlands/Endangered Species Task Force for the Association of California Water Agencies. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of San Diego, her certificate in law from Sorbonne Law School, and her J.D. degree from the University of Northern California.
MAHAL R. MONTOYA is the sole practitioner of the Law Offices of Mahal Montoya in Oakland. Ms. Montoya is a civil rights lawyer with a sharp focus on cannabis law. She began her solo practice in 2014, having spent the previous 14 years as a law clerk, educator, and paralegal specialist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Her law practice integrates her passion for civil rights and her support for entrepreneurs. She spends her time counseling entrepreneurs about civil rights, business, tax, and corporate law. Ms. Montoya earned her B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley; her M.I.L.S. degree from San Jose State University, and her J.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. She is a member of NORML (Marijuana Business Section), Alameda County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Bar Association of San Francisco.
ROBERT MURPHY is a senior tax manager with Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP, where he prepares income tax returns for high net-worth individuals and their related entities in the agriculture and wine industries, as well as other industries. In addition to compliance, Mr. Murphy assists clients with income and estate tax planning, including reviewing entity structure with respect to income and estate tax considerations. He is a certified public accountant certified by the California Board of Accountancy. Mr. Murphy is a member of the California Society of CPAs. He earned his B.S. degree from California Polytechnic State University.
PAUL W. REIDL is the principal of the Law Office of Paul W. Reidl in Half Moon Bay, California. He has represented clients from numerous countries in trademark, copyright, alcohol beverage, and general business law. Mr. Reidl is a frequent litigator before federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Prior to starting his own firm in 2009, Mr. Reidl was associate general counsel for E.&J. Gallo Winery and a litigator with a large Washington, D.C. law firm. In 2006, he was the president of the global association of trademark owners and practitioners, the International Trademark Association. Mr. Reidl was previously a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute and is a frequent speaker, writer and blogger. He earned his B.A. and J.D degrees from George Washington University. Mr. Reidl believes in giving back to the community and serves as the president of the Coastside Land Trust; on the Board of Directors of the certification association for Biodynamic agriculture, the Demeter Association; as a Citizen Scientist with the California Academy of Sciences; on the Board of Directors of Pacific Swimming; and on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chapter of the International Wine Lawyers' Association (AIDV.)