This intermediate course explores in detail the legal framework for alcohol manufacturing, distribution, and sales in the United States. The course provides an in-depth analysis of the three-tier system of distribution, tied house laws, with a focus on trade practice requirements governing alcohol beverages and the recent growth and regulatory issues with online sales and direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) sales and shipping.
Alcohol beverage law is a complex area of state and federal laws and is often overwhelming for those who are new to the practice of beverage alcohol law. This intermediate course will provide an in depth review of key concepts, laws and regulations with the aim to alleviate confusion and set a foundation for better understanding this unique practice area.
Key topics to be discussed:
Three-tier system of distribution
Online sales and direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) sale of alcohol
Date / Time: October 28, 2021
1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Eastern
12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Central
11:00 am – 1:10 pm Mountain
10:00 am – 12:10 pm Pacific
Choose a format:
Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program "live" in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for "live" CLE credit.
On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are viewable for up to one year.
Mike Laszlo | Laszlo Law
Mike Laszlo focuses his practice heavily on alcohol beverage law, including wine, beer and spirits, complex liquor licensing issues and hospitality. Mike also has extensive experience with business law and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on business disputes, torts, trade secret, trademark, liquor, and other complex commercial disputes. Mike has successfully prosecuted and defended local, national, and global clients throughout the country, in state and federal courts including numerous appeals.
Patrick Maroney | Maroney Consulting Services LLC
Patrick Maroney is the President of Maroney Consulting Services LLC, and provides consulting related to liquor laws, rules, liability, training and compliance for liquor licenses and stakeholders. Patrick has over 33 years of experience in law enforcement and regulatory compliance. In June 2019, Patrick retired from the state of Colorado where he served as the Director for the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division (LED) since 2013.
For over two years previously, Patrick served as the Chief of Investigations for the LED. He has also worked for other government agencies including the Colorado Lottery, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
Patrick is a former board member of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) and has served on several panels during NCSLA conferences as well as hosted the 2017 National Conference in Denver.
During his tenure as Director of the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division, Patrick saw several changes in liquor law, policy, rules and industry practices. He worked closely with liquor stakeholders in 2016 and 2018 to implement two bills passed by the Colorado legislature that brought about the most significant changes to Colorado’s liquor laws since Prohibition. He understands the importance of strengthening America’s strong alcohol regulatory system and its relevancy to protecting public health and safety.
I. Three-tier system of distribution | 1:00-1:40
II. Trade practices | 1:40-2:20
III. Break | 2:20-2:30
IV. Online sales and direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) sale of alcohol | 2:30-3:10