Bahane airplaneby Gary Wagner

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty (DP&F) announces that it has added a dedicated spirits compliance team to its law firm to offer clients a full range of compliance services. The new Alcoholic Beverage Law and Compliance group provides a full range of alcohol enforcement services, including federal and state licensing and re-licensing, direct licensing and re-licensing to out-of-state consumers and suppliers, ongoing reporting and tax payment services, and COLA verification and registration.

This is an exciting development for the company and something that was long overdue, said Bahane Hobel, head of the Alcoholic Beverage Compliance Group. Our goal was to expand the compliance services we offer our clients so that we can act as a one-stop shop for all of their alcohol law and regulatory needs. By combining the expertise of our liquor attorneys with a dedicated team of experienced compliance attorneys, we are able to offer our clients world-class compliance services.

The new Alcohol Compliance Group includes a comprehensive team of attorneys and paralegals who specialize in compliance and regulatory matters.

Michael Mercurio joins DP&F as an attorney specializing in alcoholic beverages and corporate law. He is already licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Ohio and will be licensed to practice law in California in February 2021. He previously worked at a large bourbon law firm in Kentucky and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Vicki Milone brings to DP&F extensive and varied experience in alcohol compliance. Vicki’s extensive knowledge of liquor compliance comes from her work as a full-time compliance officer at several wineries in Napa and Sonoma, as well as her work in the food and beverage and spirits industries.  As a legal assistant specializing in alcoholic beverages, Vicki helps clients with all their licensing and compliance needs.

Before joining DP&F, Jordan Donaldson worked in the wine quality control department of a Napa winery for nearly a decade. As an alcohol legal assistant at DP&F, Jordan offers her clients a wealth of experience based on her personal knowledge of how the industry works.

Since 1964, DP&F has been serving the spirits industry by assisting wineries, breweries, liquor plants, importers, wholesalers, restaurants, hotels and other businesses nationally and internationally in navigating and complying with the laws and regulations of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade (TTB), the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and other administrative agencies in the United States.

Based in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County wine regions, DP&F provides a wide range of legal services to clients throughout California, the United States and beyond. DP&F has extensive experience in wine law and the wine industry. The firm’s primary practice areas are alcohol law and compliance, commercial and corporate transactions, land use, labor and employment issues, civil litigation, intellectual property, geographical indications, real estate transactions, water law and wine law.

For more information, please visit our website: or contact Bahaneh Hobel at [email protected].

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