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Worts and All: A Primer on Brewery Law

Date(s) - 04/27/16
12:00 am

Able Seedhouse + Brewery
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Join attorneys from Maslon LLP as well as a panel of brewers, some of whom are recovering attorneys, at Able Seedhouse + Brewing to discuss legal issues—including IP, branding, and capital-raising—entrepreneurs face when establishing breweries.

All participants will receive a token for a Free Beer from Able’s selection of beers.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 1:10 – 3:15 p.m.

Location: Able Seedhouse + Brewery | 1121 Quincy Street NE | Minneapolis

Register Now to Attend this Complimentary Program

Program Topics:

1:10 – 2:10 PM | Craft Brewing and Distilling Intellectual Property Issues
Intellectual property is critical to the success of many businesses, even craft breweries and distilleries. Brad Pederson and Eran Kahana from Maslon LLP will review the intellectual property issues that emerge when operating a brewery or distillery, including the various laws and processes related trademarks, trade secrets, branding and labeling, and receiving clearance for brand labels from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division.

2:15 – 3:15 PM | Raising Capital for Craft Breweries and Distilleries
With the emergence of craft breweries and distilleries in Minnesota, many home brewers contemplate turning their favorite hobby into a business venture. Before doing so, most folks will need to raise sufficient capital to lease space and build out a facility, purchase equipment, grain and hops. Brad Pederson and Shauro Bagchi, attorneys at Maslon LLP, will review state and federal securities laws that come into play for craft breweries and distilleries looking to raise capital, including Regulation D of the Securities Act and the recently adopted MNvest state crowdfunding law. The panel will also include founders of local Minnesota craft breweries to share their capital raising perspectives and experiences, including Matt Johnson, COO of Able Seedhouse + Brewery, and Kale Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of 56 Brewing.


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