Proposed Changes To California’s Beer Brand Transfer Law

California Business and Professions Code Section 25000.2, known as the ’s Beer Brand Transfer Law, is in need of improvement, argues this SHL article. The statute sets out the mechanism for compensating a displaced wholesaler after a successor manufacturer obtains a brand. Four principal changes are proposed.  First, arbitration should be made the sole remedy…

Mark Slater to Present at Silicon Valley RIMS Chapter

Slater Hersey & Lieberman partner Mark Slater will speak before the Silicon Valley RIMS Chapter on June 22, 2017.  Mr. Slater will join a panel discussing developments in business interruption insurance litigation, including the evolving definition of “physical damage.”  He will also share his perspective on evaluating first and third-party claims. Mark was lead counsel…

SHL Successfully Defends Order Dismissing Nonresident Defendants for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

In Strasner v. Touchstone Wireless Repair and Logistics, LP, 5 Cal. App. 5th 215 (2016), plaintiff argued for general personal jurisdiction over four non-resident subsidiary companies based on their parent company’s presence in the forum.  The Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s order quashing service of summons on the out-of-state defendants, ruling plaintiff, “ha[d]…

California Business and Professions Code Section 25000.2: Proposed Improvements to the Brand Transfer Law

Click here for a printable version of this article. Everything changes. In 2007, the California Beer and Beverage Distributors (CBBD) sponsored Senate Bill 574, which the California Legislature finally codified as section 25000.2 of the California Business and Professions Code, known as the Brand Transfer law.2 This law contemplates that, when a successor beer manufacturer…

SHL Named to 2016 BTI Client Service A-Team

Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP is proud to have been named to BTI Consulting Group’s 2016 Client Service A-Team. The BTI Client Service A-Team is the gold standard used by corporate counsel and law firms to assess how law firms honestly stack up in client service delivery. The elite list of law firm Client Service A-Team members…

IP Attorney Sandra P. Thompson Joins SHL

Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP is proud to welcome intellectual property attorney Dr. Sandra P. Thompson. Sandra has more than 17 years’ experience providing patent, trademark, copyright, licensing and new media counseling and IP prosecution services to clients of all sizes — from Fortune 50 companies, to start-ups, to universities. You can read more about…

In Vino Veritas

In wine, there is truth. In Napa, there is fraud and deception. SHL attorney Tony Ventura is representing long-time client Del Dotto Vineyards in a complex web of legal actions playing out in civil, bankruptcy and criminal courts to protect the integrity of Del Dotto’s premium wines and its brand. Tony was quoted in a…

Jury’s Verdict Proves Smooth Sailing for SHL Client Pelican Joe’s

After a two-week trial, a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury returned a verdict entirely in favor of Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP’s client, Bay Boat Rentals Alamitos Bay, Inc., affectionately known as Pelican Joe’s. Attorneys Jonathan Hersey and Neil Cooper represented Pelican Joe’s in the lawsuit against two former managers who defrauded the company,…