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BAHANEH HOBEL

Partner, Alcohol Beverage Law, Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty’s Alcohol Beverage Law Group
Seminar: Panel 3

Bahaneh’s practice focuses on all aspects of alcohol beverage law and regulation for distilleries, wineries, breweries, importers, wholesalers and retailers. Bahaneh has worked extensively with state and federal alcoholic beverage agencies throughout the U.S, including the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Bahaneh’s areas of expertise include licensing and tied house rules, trade practices (dealing with issues related to, among other things, advertising, sponsorships and special events), festivals, celebrity brands, state and federal labeling regulations and approvals, changes in control and winery/brewery/distillery sales, franchise laws, distribution agreements, third party marketing, contests and sweepstakes and direct shipping laws. Bahaneh received her J.D. in 2001 from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before commencing her law practice. Bahaneh is also co-owner of Hobel Wines, named as one of “8 Impressive New Faces from California” by Wine Spectator in 2012.