Half-Day Seminar – Register Now! ~ Only $35 (lunch included)

Wine Law Seminar

Motherlode Region

Solutions for the Wine and Grape Growing Industry:

Addressing Environmental, Business & Technical Challenges

Covering Motherlode counties of Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne & Yolo

7 Reasons You Should Enroll Right Now! 

  1. Water is the life blood of grape growing and winemaking – Make sure you protect your rights and avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary regulatory risk and fines.
  2. Learn how local zoning regulations and “knowing what you’re buying” can affect your property rights.
  3. Environmental regulations keep coming- Learn what’s new, how it may affect you, and how to put the brakes on future regulations.
  4. Protect your investment by learning techniques to minimize the risks from grapevine viruses.
  5. Protect Your Brand – Learn about the best ways to navigate Trademark, Copyright, & Labeling laws and protect your Trade Secrets.
  6. Learn how the terms in your grape contracts can expose your business to financial risk and costly litigation.
  7. Understand the key steps you can take to ensure a smooth transition into retirement, another new venture, or leave a legacy for your children.  

Choose One of Two Locations:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Oak Ridge Winery

Lodi, California 95240

**Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 30, 2012**

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cielo Estate

Shingle Springs, California 95682

**Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 7, 2012**


8:00       Registration

8:30       Land, Water & Additional Regulatory Trends


·         Zoning and Grading Update: Motherlode Region

·         Williamson Act/CEQA/Subdivision Map Act

·         Easements


·         Availability and Storage

·         Water Quality – Growers & Wineries

·         Stormwater

·         Winery Wastewater

Regulatory Trends

·         What’s In

·         What’s Out

·         What You Can do

10:00     Break

10:15     Control of Grapevine Virus Diseases

11:00     Business Operations

·         General Operating Issues

·         Branding, Labeling and Copyright

·         Acquisition Structuring and Business Transition Planning

·         Grape Contracts & Related Litigation


Faculty includes principals and associates from Abbott & Kindermann, LLP; Weintraub Tobin; Cunningham Engineering, UC Davis and Downey Brand, LLP

                                In Speaking Order

  • Diane Kindermann Henderson, Partner, Abbott & Kindermann, LLP
  • Charles Cunningham, P.E. President, Cunningham Engineering
  • Glen Hansen, Senior Counsel, Abbott & Kindermann, LLP
  • Dr. Deborah Golino, Director, Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis
  • Jim Clarke, Shareholder, Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation
  • Scott Hervey, Shareholder, Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation
  • Dale Stern, Co-Chair Food & Ag, Downey Brand, LLP

Registration Fee is $35, plus a bottle of wine to share at reception.

(Seminar Fee Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Wine Reception to follow)

3.25 MCLE/AICP Credit Pending

Click Here for Registration Form