Learn the legal and business craft

There are more craft brewers in the United States today than there have ever been. New craft brewers are opening at a national rate of two per day. The craft brew share of the overall beer market has been increasing year over year to push this segment of the market to over $22 billion. Massachusetts mirrors this explosive national trend with the number of craft brewers in the Commonwealth doubling in less than five years. Such rapid, modern expansion in this arena is coupled with a post-prohibition era legal framework of federal, state, and local regulation that requires sound legal counsel to help entrepreneurs establish, capitalize, operate, and expand their businesses within the boundaries of the law.

Learn about the business of craft brewing in Massachusetts, and how a multi-disciplinary team of advisors is essential to help these businesses achieve their goals. The panel features business and licensing law experts, a lender to craft brewers, and an industry veteran. Bring your questions to join the dialogue. Cheers to expanding your practice!

Introduction to the Craft Brewing Business and Overview of the Industry
Regulations Regarding the Production, Distribution and Sale of Craft Brew Products in Massachusetts—Including Those Governing Farmer-Wineries, Farmer-Breweries, Brew Pubs and Farmer Distilleries—And an Update on Proposed Regulatory Changes
Organizing the Business, Formulas, Trademarks, Shareholder Agreements, Raising Capital and Unique Structuring Issues When Fundraising for Craft Brew Producers
Special Issues in Debt Financing the Craft Brew Business
Inside Views from a Craft Brewer
“Ask the Experts” Q&A Session
Peter I. Dunn, Esq., Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston, Chair
Kathleen Kelly, Leader Bank, Boston
Dana Masterpolo, Bantam Cider, Somerville
Stephen V. Miller, Esq., McDermott, Quilty & Miller LLP, Boston
Dates & Times earn up to 3 CLE credits
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In-Person (Boston) | Live Webcast
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Recorded Webcast
Click links above to register online or print an order form.
Tuition includes written materials*
$220.50 MCLE Sponsor Members
$183.75 New lawyers admitted to law practice after 2014, pending admittees and law students
* MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.
Can’t Attend? available after Wednesday, February 15
Printed Program Materials

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$78.75 New Lawyers admitted after 2014
Audio CD

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$101.25 New Lawyers admitted after 2014