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NCSLA 2018, Pasadena, Part III: What’s in the regulator’s mind?

By |2020-04-13T21:11:04+00:00November 12th, 2018|Conference Reviews|

This is the 3rd and final post on the NCSLA Conference. A great conference full of amazing panels. We are back in frigid Chicago and miss L.A.. Enjoy this great love song to L.A.. See all of you NCSLA members in Louisville, until then, enjoy life to its fullest!
Revealing the Great OZ: Behind […]

NCSLA 2018, Pasadena, Part II: Cannabis Panel

By |2020-04-13T21:11:04+00:00November 8th, 2018|Conference Reviews|

Cannabis legalization: The Alcohol Industry- Spectator or Participant?


Rick Garza, Executive Director, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board


Rebecca Stamey-White, Partner, Hinman & Carmichael LLP., San Francisco, CA

Rob Patridge, Government Transformation, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Medford, OR

Mark Gorman, Senior V.P. for Govt. Relations, Distilled Spirits Council

Smoke Wallin, President, Vertica 



This panel was an interesting discussion […]

NCSLA Central/Western Regional Conference 2018, Pasadena, Part I

By |2020-04-13T21:10:48+00:00November 1st, 2018|Conference Reviews|


Irish Liquor Lawyer honored to speak at the home of Rose Bowl

I had the distinct privilege of speaking at this great conference and I am very thankful that Carrie Bonnington, a nationally renowned liquor attorney, selected me for this panel.


Many thanks abound for a wonderful conference

Many thanks to Pam Frantz from […]

NCSLA 2018 Atlantic City, Part II

By |2020-04-13T21:11:04+00:00October 7th, 2018|Conference Reviews|



This is the second half of my review on the NCSLA 2018 Northern/Southern Regional Conference in Atlantic City.

Previously, I reviewed the constitutional law issues.

Greetings from Atlantic City: Constitutional Law Liquor Panel

Today I’m going to cover the other two crucial sessions: 1. TTB trade practice investigations; and 2. Emerging technology and how […]

Greetings from Atlantic City: Constitutional Law Liquor Panel

By |2018-09-24T19:13:30+00:00September 24th, 2018|Conference Reviews|

Greetings from Atlantic City. Today I had the privilege of speaking on a Constitutional Law Panel with some widely admired colleagues. In my opinion, one of the greatest legal minds on liquor issues Richard Blau moderated the panel. Also, I had the privilege of speaking with two very esteemed colleagues, Wes Geiselman and Chris Riano.

We […]

NCSLA 2018, Hawaii: Part II, Aloha from Elvis and I

By |2020-04-13T21:11:04+00:00June 24th, 2018|Conference Reviews|

This includes my commentary on the rest of the conference. Enjoy the Elvis music while reading, compliments of me 🙂


Valerie Haber of Gray Robinson did an excellent job of reviewing some of the most important cases. The people of this fine firm always deliver top quality and Valerie Haber follows the norm.

Direct […]


By |2020-04-13T21:11:04+00:00June 21st, 2018|Conference Reviews|


Aloha and Greetings from Hawaii where the NCSLA put on a great conference. Kudos to our Hawaiian host, and special recognition to a couple of others, President Keith Burt, and the always wonderful Pam Frantz.

This post is a run down of some important matters discussed and […]

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