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Bahaneh Hobel - Napa, CA

1500 First StreetSuite 200 Napa, CA 94559

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Updated: 02/16/2022

Napa Alcohol Beverage Law and Compliance Lawyer

About Bahaneh Hobel

Practice Areas

  • Alcohol Beverage Law and Compliance
  • Wine Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Other Affiliations

  • California State Bar
  • Napa County Bar Association
  • Wine Institute Public Policy Committee
  • California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing Working Group
  • Napa Valley Vintners
  • Wine Institute, Public Policy Committee
  • Sonoma County Vintners Board of Directors
  • National Conference of State Liquor Administrators
  • Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California, 2001
    Law Review: California Law Review, Projects Editor
  • Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, 1997
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Past Positions

  • United States Solicitor General in Washington D.C.
  • Honorable Richard C. Tallman on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Law Clerk
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Classes and Seminars

  • “Owning and Operating a Winery, Strategies for Leveraging Online Sales,” The Seminar Group, June 2021
  • “The Shifting Beverage Alcohol Regulatory Landscape,” ShipCompliant Wine Summit, May 2021
  • “Alcohol Beverage Law 2021, How Alcohol Beverage Industry is Different,” Practising Law Institute, May 2021
  • “What is The New Normal, the Industry Perspective,” National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, November 2020
  • “Alcohol Beverage Law,” Napa Women Lawyers, November 2020
  • “Alcohol Beverage Laws in the Time of Covid,” Women of the Vine & Spirits, October, 2020
  • “Alcohol Beverages, Protecting the Public,” Natl Conference of State Liquor Administrators Annual Conference, June 15, 2020
  • “How is Alcohol Different from Other Industries?” Practising Law Institute, May 8, 2020
  • “Trade Practices Update,” Wine, Beer and Spirits Law CLE, April 27, 2020
  • “Alcohol Beverage Trade Practices and Other Hot Industry Topics,” Sonoma County Vintners, March 31, 2020
  • “Hot Topics for Wine in 2020,” Women for Wine Sense, March 19, 2020
  • “Hot Topics for Wine in 2020,” Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, March 12, 2020
  • “Navigating the Legal Landscape of Wine; Preparing for Changes in 2020,” 8th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo, December 5, 2019
  • “TTB Trade Practices,” Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 16, 2019
  • “Festivals, Sporting Events and Fairs,” National Conference of State Liquor Administrators Central/Western Regional Conference, Portland, Oregon, September 9, 2019
  • “Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing,” OIV U.C. Davis Wine Marketing Course, July 22, 2019
  • “Alcohol Beverage Laws, What Your In House Counsel Should Know,” Practising Law Institute, Alcohol Law 2019, May 10, 2019
  • “Trade Practices in The Real World,” Sonoma County Vinters, March 5, 2019
  • “Philosophies of Regulation,” Organisation International de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV), UC Davis, July 2018
  • “The Digital Age,” Panelist, Wine, Beer & Spirits Law Conference, April 23, 2018
  • “Philosophies of Regulation,” Organisation International de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV), UC Davis, July 2017
  • “Beer Festivals,” Presenter, California Craft Brewers Association Conference, May 22, 2017
  • “Know Your ABCs,” Panelist, California Craft Brewers Association Annual Conference, November 2016
  • “Events, Sponsorships & Festivals,” CEB Wine Law Forum, Santa Barbara, November 2016
  • “Philosophies of Regulation,” Organisation International de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV), UC Davis, July 2016
  • “Centennials, Millennials and Baby Boomers…Oh My! Technology is changing everything! Are You Prepared?,” NCSLA Annual Conference, Chicago, June 2016
  • “Events and Sponsorships” – Ship Compliant Direct Conference, San Francisco, June 2016
  • “Millennials: Their Time Has Come” – NCSLA Central/Western Regional Conference, Seattle, September 2015
  • “Philosophies of Regulation: Who can Sell Wine & How,” Organisation International de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV), UC Davis, July 2015
  • “Everything You Need to Know About Winery Sponsorships, Events and Tastings,” 2015 Ship Compliant Direct Conference, May 2015
  • 2015 Sonoma County Beer, Cider and Spirits Conference – Regulations Panelist, February 2015
  • “Wine Law Basic,” CalCPA Wine Industry Conference December 2014
  • “Wine Law Workshop,” Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, October 2014
  • “Wine Law Workshop,” Napa Valley Vintners, June 2014
  • 09/20/2021 Bahaneh Hobel Presents “Consumption in a Crisis” at Wine, Beer & Spirits Law 25th Annual Conference
  • 07/06/2021 “Regulation & Licensing: Who can sell wine and how?” by Bahaneh Hobel & John Trinidad at 2021 UC Davis OIV Wine Marketing Program
  • 02/17/2021 DP&F Announces Launch of Alcohol Beverage Compliance Group
  • 01/13/2020 Bahaneh Talks about the Changing Legal Landscape for the Industry in 2020

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1500 First StreetSuite 200 Napa, CA 94559


  • 707-340-7239

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  • “The Who, What, and Where of Alcohol Sponsorships, Events and Tastings” Ship Compliant Blog, Guest Post, June 2015
  • “Wine Law Refresher”, Napa Valley Vintners, June 2014
  • “5 Key Points You Must Cover in Your Distribution Agreements” January 2014
  • “New Licensing for DTC Wine Sales in California“, Practical Winery & Vineyard
  • “Important Legal Changes for Wine, Alcohol in 2012″, North Bay Business Journal (co-author)

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