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In-Person Program

Representing Micro Brewers

Learn the legal and business craft

2170081P01
Wednesday, 2/1/2017, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
3 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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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!

2:00 - 2:25 p.m.
Welcome, Introduction, and Industry Overview
Peter I. Dunn, Esq., Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston, Chair
2:25 - 2:55 p.m.
Organizing the Craft Brewer's Buisness
  • Incorporating/Organization
  • Branding
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Capitalizing the Business
  • Securities Concerns
Peter I. Dunn, Esq., Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston, Chair
2:55 - 3:55 p.m.
Alcohol Licensing in Massachusetts & the Craft Brewer
  • TTB
  • ABCC
  • Local Boards
  • Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers
  • Manufacturer of Wine and Malt Beverages License
  • Farm Brewery License - tasting rooms and pouring licenses
  • Pub Brewery License
  • Distributors
  • Updates
Stephen V. Miller, Esq., McDermott, Quilty & Miller LLP, Boston
3:55 - 4:05 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
4:05 - 4:30 p.m.
Lending to Craft Brewers
Kathleen Kelly, Leader Bank, Boston
4:30 - 4:50 p.m.
The View from the Inside
Dana Masterpolo, Bantam Cider, Somerville
Gregg Berman, Clown Shoes Beer and Pipeline Distributors, Ipswich
4:50 - 5:00 p.m.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

Table of Contents

Chair

Faculty

Gregg Berman, Clown Shoes Beer and Pipeline Distributors, Ipswich
Kathleen Kelly, Leader Bank, Boston
Dana Masterpolo, Bantam Cider, Somerville
Stephen V. Miller, Esq., McDermott, Quilty & Miller LLP, Boston

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