Business Law

The CLA BLS Agribusiness Standing Committee Presents Wine Law: An Introduction

This program offers 1.5 participatory MCLE credits.

The wine industry is the subject of intense activity in many legal subject areas, including constitutional law, intellectual property, environmental and land use regulation, trade protectionism, and internet commerce. The breadth of these legal topics can be daunting for anyone entering the industry. In this class, we intend to provide a basic understanding of some of the key issues that new entrants to the wine industry face.  

Speaker: John Trinidad
Moderator: Christopher Passarelli

John Trinidad is a partner in Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty’s Wine Law, Business, Alcohol Beverage, and Geographical Indications practice groups. John advises wine and alcohol beverage industry clients on a broad range of legal issues, including business formation, obtaining alcohol beverage licenses, and the drafting of key contracts, such as grape purchase agreements, vineyard leases, and distribution contracts, and the purchase and sale of winery brands and assets. John also advises clients on federal and state alcohol beverage regulations such as franchise laws, tied-house laws, labeling requirements, and the protection and promotion of American Viticultural Areas.

John is a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law and UC Davis School where he teaches courses on wine law.

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