Alcohol Licensing Expert 531228 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have spent over 45 years working as an alcohol licensing consultant. I have experience in licensing applications, taxes, recordkeeping, claims, required records, reports, compliance reviews, internal control evaluations, on-site compliance training, representation before government agencies, assisting in obtaining variances from regulations, FDA GRAS Notifications, TTB formula preparation and label approvals for distilled spirits plants, wineries, importers and wholesalers. I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition for more than 15 years as an alcohol licensing expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Ag Chemistry (enology option) California State University – Fresno
B.S. Industrial Technology California State University – Fresno

Awards & Affiliation

Secretary of the Treasury Award, by Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin
Secretary of the Treasury Award, by Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers
Outstanding Professional Employee Award, by Director Bradley A. Buckles, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Albert Gallatin Award, by Treasury Secretary Paul H. O’Neill
Industry – Government Liaison Award, American Society for Enology and Viticulture