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October 5, 2016

NALCP Conference in New Orleans: Great First Day We just wrapped up the first day of the educational programing for the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (“NALCP”) Conference in New Orleans!  Who dat? The first day’s agenda was packed with interesting content.  Most notably for the Pacific Northwest, Rick Garza–the director of the Washington

September 26, 2015

NCSLA — Central/Western Regional Conference in Seattle Had a great time in Seattle, Washington–meeting great people, learning about new trends, and connecting with state and federal regulators. We learned about the history of why alcohol is treated differently; technology trends and implications for alcohol; craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries; millennials and alcohol; social responsibility and

October 28, 2013

Alcohol Regulatory Law: 21st Century Issues I gave a presentation today to Lewis & Clark Law School’s Business Law Society on the history of alcohol regulation in the US and the issues that are relevant today. We had a lively discussion of the modernization and/or privatization of the OLCC, the role of the initiative process,

October 2, 2013

The NALCP conference in Savannah, Georgia started with an outline of Georgia’s tied house laws today. Many attendees arrived yesterday and gathered informally in Savannah last night. Many were surprised to find out that Savannah allows open containers in its historic district. What’s not to love? The NALCP also launched their new website. A great

September 23, 2013

18th Annual Wine, Beer & Spirits Law CLE in San Diego: Fantastic! Attended the Wine, Beer & Spirits Law CLE in San Diego was fantastic.  Learned some interesting new things about consumer promotions, challenges that retailers face, issues with distribution, and more.  And, most importantly, had the opportunity to reconnect with alcohol regulatory attorneys across

September 5, 2013

Crisp Harvest Market opened its first location in the University District of Seattle, Washington yesterday. I was lucky to be there for the opening and was one of their first customers. Crisk Harvest Markets offer farm-fresh local and regional produce, including organic and specialty items, at low prices. To learn more, click here: http://www.crispharvestmarket.com/index2.htm.