Bahaneh Hobel is a Partner at Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty in Napa and heads the firm’s Alcohol Beverage Law group. Bahaneh’s practice focuses on all aspects of alcohol beverage law and regulation for wineries, breweries, distilled spirits plants, importers, wholesalers and retailers. Bahaneh has worked extensively with state and federal alcoholic beverage agencies throughout the U.S, including the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Bahaneh’s areas of expertise include trade practices (dealing with issues related to, among other things, advertising, sponsorships and special events), festivals, celebrity brands, state and federal labeling regulations and approvals, franchise laws, distribution agreements, winemaker agreements, third party marketing, contests and sweepstakes and direct shipping laws. Bahaneh received her J.D. in 2001 from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before commencing her law practice. Bahaneh is also a member of the Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild. Bahaneh is co-owner of Hobel Wines, a small winery located in the Napa Valley.