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Distribution Franchise Laws for Craft Breweries - OR

Oregon State Bar Accredited (General Credits)

Welcome to this Crafting A Strategy and Craft Lawyer online CLE video. We are OSB accredited sponsors and the video above qualifies for one hour of General Credits. Upon completing purchase, your receipt will include all information necessary for MCLE Compliance Report Itemization.

This CLE video focuses in on the legal nuances of advising breweries and their key decision makers on how to operate their businesses efficiently, effectively, and strategically with respect to distribution and franchise laws. We focus on the different business models of wholesale distribution, self-distribution, and brewpub/tasting room. Within each of these business models are specific strategic and legal choices that affect a craft brewery's margin structures. Specifically, we will discuss the history of federal and state level craft beer laws (Including the 21st Amendment), excise taxes, the US and Oregon craft beer market characteristics, the 3-tiered system, distribution agreements, key provisions and statutes, and ending a wholesale relationship. We conclude with specific exhibits from distribution agreements, including sales and marketing plans as well as advice for marketing messages, laudatory language and social media best practices.

MCLE FORM 6: At this time, we do not independently report or certify your completion of this CLE. As such, rather than providing a certificate of completion, we direct you to MCLE Form 6 (provided after purchase) to self-report and certify completion of this CLE to the Oregon State Bar (OSB), pursuant to Rule 7.1. Consult your receipt of purchase to complete MCLE Form 6. Please contact the OSB MCLE Program Manager at 503.431.6315 if you have any questions about MCLE rules or regulations.

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Sam Holloway, Ph.D, and Russell Rotondi, J.D.


1 Hour


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On Demand

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Thursday, June 15, 2017


Access for 90 Days after purchase