Craft Beverage and Hospitality Law Conference

Location: Cub Club at Principal Park, One Line Drive, Des Moines, Iowa

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CRAFT BEVERAGE AND HOSPITALITY LAW CONFERENCE

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WHEN:
Monday, February 27, 2017

COSTS:
Free / Open to the Public

TIMES:
Registration: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seminar: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (lunch provided - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.)
Reception: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Cub Club at Principal Park
One Line Drive
Des Moines, Iowa

AGENDA:
 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    REGISTRATION

WELCOME Brian McCormac, BrownWinick Attorney

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Employment Law
                                        Presenters:  Beth Coonan and Amanda Jansen, BrownWinick Attorneys

  • Exempt/non-exempt classification
  • Current issues in wage and hour laws
  • Tips for effective employee handbooks
  • Alcohol consumption at work
  • Minimizing and managing workers' compensation claims

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Intellectual Property 

  • Protecting and Enforcing Trademark Rights / Presenter: Chris Proskey, BrownWinick Attorney
    • Selecting a mark
    • Cost and benefit considerations for registering trademarks
    • Usage guidelines
    • Enforcement
    • Responding to cease and desist letters
  • Protecting Trade Secrets / Presenter: Camille Urban, BrownWinick Attorney
    • What "secrets" qualify protection?
    • Steps to establish and protect trade secrets
    • Non-disclosure and non-competition agreements

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   BREAK

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Panel / Q & A
                                         
Presenters  Robert Bailey, Josh Happe and Heather Schaffer

  • A history of beer in Iowa
  • Iowa three-tier system
  • Iowa's history of eroding the tiers
  • Brew pubs - what they can do and can't do
  • Brewers - what they can do and can't do
  • Our efforts at creating better equity for craft producers

12:00p.m. – 12:45p.m.    LUNCH

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Advertising Issues
                                        
Presenter:  Brian McCormac, BrownWinick Attorney 

  • Truth in advertising requirements
  • Labeling issues
  • Unique restrictions on advertising alcoholic beverages
  • Sweepstakes, contests and promotions                               

 1:00 p.m. -  1:30 p.m.  Business Formation / Presenter: Amy Johnson, BrownWinick Attorney 
                                     Raising Capital / Presenter: Joe Leo, BrownWinick Attorney

  • Strategic considerations for starting a new business
  • Methods for raising capital
  • Tips for complying with securities laws

 1:30 p.m. -  1:45 p.m.     BREAK

 1:45 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.     Business Transition/Succession Planning
                                        Presenter: Bob Hodges, BrownWinick Attorney  

  • Issues involving the next generation in the business
  • Tips for proactively avoiding owner disputes
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Probate administration
  • Key person life insurance                                    

 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.      Panel Discussion
                                        Moderator:  Brian McCormac, BrownWinick Attorney
                                        Panelists:    John Martin, Confluence
                                                           J Wilson, Iowa Brewers Guild
                                                           Garrett Burchette, Mississippi River Distilling Company
                                                           Megan McKay, Peace Tree Brewing Company

 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     RECEPTION