Category: liquor law

“Working Class Hero”: the Haughty by Nature Interview, Parts 1 & 2

  A few weeks back I recorded for what I hope is the first of many times with the the Haughty By Nature crew (Gary Miller, Karl Eggers and Branden Peterson).  We had a wide ranging and stimulating discussion – over

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On the Start of Sunday Liquor Sales in Minnesota: News & Views 7.2.17

  July 2, 2017 marks the start of Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota.  I joined Roshini Rajkumar on News & Views to talk about this historic moment and what the future of liquor law reform holds for Minnesota.  You can

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So You Want to Start Your Own Cidery?: Ten Key Legal Steps You Need to Take

  Introduction Minnesota’s cider industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Starting a cidery, however, can be a daunting task.  Besides purchasing equipment and supplies, owners also have to navigate the myriad of legal issues in this heavily regulated industry.  

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What’s On Tap from the World of Brewery Law

There is never a dull moment in the brewing industry, and this past week was no exception.  Here are just a few recent stories and my take on them: Family-Owned State Beer Distributor Suing Summit Brewing:  A family-owned and operated

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What Do You Do When the City Comes for Your Business? Justice & Drew, April 24, 2017 #TCNT

  Monday morning I made an impromptu call into the Justice & Drew show to discuss the plight of my beleaguered client, Dean Bigaouettte, owner and proprietor of Hot Rod’s Bar in St. Paul.  The discussion arose out of a

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