BOURBON and BOXING

Southern Region Conference
March 25-26, 2022

Waterfront Park Place Condominiums*
222 East Witherspoon Street
Terrace Room, 3rd Floor • Louisville, KY 40202

*Mask required upon entering the building.

BOURBON and BOXING

Southern Region Conference
March 25-26, 2022

Waterfront Park Place Condominiums*
222 East Witherspoon Street
Terrace Room, 3rd Floor • Louisville, KY 40202

*Mask required upon entering the building.

Let’s meet in Louisville! Louisville’s unique brand of Southern hospitality, one-of-a-kind attractions, bourbon experiences, culinary scene, convenience and affordability make it a great destination to make new friends or renew old friendships.

CLLA Southern Region Conference On-Site COVID-19 Protocol

For the safety and well-being of our members, staff and those around us, all attendees must provide a copy via email of their vaccination card to Dawn Federico (dawn.federico@clla.org) upon registering for the Southern Region Conference. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to provide a negative test conducted 48 hours prior to your arrival.

Please bring your mask. CLLA will have masks on hand should you need one as well as hand sanitizer.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Let’s meet in Louisville! Louisville’s unique brand of Southern hospitality, one-of-a-kind attractions, bourbon experiences, culinary scene, convenience and affordability make it a great destination to make new friends or renew old friendships.

CLLA Southern Region Conference On-Site COVID-19 Protocol

For the safety and well-being of our members, staff and those around us, all attendees must provide a copy via email of their vaccination card to Dawn Federico (dawn.federico@clla.org) upon registering for the Southern Region Conference. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to provide a negative test conducted 48 hours prior to your arrival.

Please bring your mask. CLLA will have masks on hand should you need one as well as hand sanitizer.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who benefit the most are those who attend structured meetings to maximize contact with colleagues from around the US, Canada and abroad. This in-person conference attracts an audience of professionals from various aspects of the commercial law arena interested in forming business connections. The conference site and schedule will allow you to do business and still take advantage of all that Louisville has to offer. For more details visit www.CLLA.org/events.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship is only $125!
As a sponsor, your firm’s logo will be placed on the CLLA Events page, conference eblasts,  Newswire and AGENCYAction (CLLA member enews eblasts) and opening slides at all sessions. To become a sponsor, contact Dawn Federico by calling 312-240-1400 or by email at dawn.federico@clla.org.

Accommodations

There is no room block associated with this conference. However, several hotels are located within walking distance to the Waterfront Park Place Condominiums:

21C Museum Hotel
(5 blocks)
700 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-217-6300

Aloft Louisville Downtown
(2 blocks)
102 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-583-1888

Cambria Hotel Whiskey Row
(2 blocks)
120 S. Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-509-0042

Moxy Louisville Downtown
(1 block)
100 W. Washington Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-874-4331

Registration Fee

Registration Deadline:
Friday, March 4, 2022.

Registration Fee*:

CLLA Members …. $325
CLLA Member Spouse/Guest …. $325
Non-Member …. $425

Fee Includes:
Welcome Reception, Educational Sessions, continental breakfast, AM breaks, luncheon, afternoon activities and dinner at the Thoroughbred Society.

*Disclaimer: CLE credits ARE NOT offered for this conference.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who benefit the most are those who attend structured meetings to maximize contact with colleagues from around the US, Canada and abroad. This in-person conference attracts an audience of professionals from various aspects of the commercial law arena interested in forming business connections. The conference site and schedule will allow you to do business and still take advantage of all that Louisville has to offer. For more details visit www.CLLA.org/events.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship is only $125!
As a sponsor, your firm’s logo will be placed on the CLLA Events page, conference eblasts,  Newswire and AGENCYAction (CLLA member enews eblasts) and opening slides at all sessions. To become a sponsor, contact Dawn Federico by calling 312-240-1400 or by email at dawn.federico@clla.org.

Registration Fee

Registration Deadline:
Friday, March 4, 2022.

Registration Fee*:

CLLA Members …. $325
CLLA Member Spouse/Guest …. $325
Non-Member …. $425

Fee Includes:
Welcome Reception, Educational Sessions, continental breakfast, AM breaks, luncheon, afternoon activities and dinner at the Thoroughbred Society.

*Disclaimer: CLE credits ARE NOT offered for this conference.

Accommodations

There is no room block associated with this conference. However, several hotels are located within walking distance to the Waterfront Park Place Condominiums:

21C Museum Hotel
(5 blocks)
700 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-217-6300

Aloft Louisville Downtown
(2 blocks)
102 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-583-1888

Cambria Hotel Whiskey Row
(2 blocks)
120 S. Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-509-0042

Moxy Louisville Downtown
(1 block)
100 W. Washington Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-874-4331

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY. MARCH 25, 2022

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Waterfront Park Place Condominiums
222 East Witherspoon Street; Terrace Room, 3rd Floor
Louisville, KY 40202

Bourbon, Wine & Soft Drinks only

FRIDAY. MARCH 25, 2022

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Waterfront Park Place Condominiums
222 East Witherspoon Street; Terrace Room, 3rd Floor
Louisville, KY 40202

Bourbon, Wine & Soft Drinks only

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration /Continental Breakfast/ Welcome

Waterfront Park Place Condominiums
222 East Witherspoon Street • Terrace Room, 3rd Floor

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration /Continental Breakfast/ Welcome

Waterfront Park Place Condominiums
222 East Witherspoon Street • Terrace Room, 3rd Floor

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

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History of Artificial Intelligence and How it is Affecting the ARM Industry

The history of Artificial Intelligence will be presented from a historic perspective. Detail descriptions of the people and events who have shaped the course of the evolution of Artificial Intelligence will be discussed. More importantly, Artificial Intelligence’s influence now occurring in the ARM Industry. Our speaker will also discuss how agencies are rated by the speed in which claims are processed and would want to do business with law firms that use A I to process claims. There are some products, using A I, that are already available for agencies. The speed and accuracy of A I is incredible. Finally, the future of the Artificial Intelligence industry and its effects on society and the moral issues it creates will be presented as well.
Presenter: Lawrence H. Butterfield, A I Legal Solutions, Inc., Louisville, KY

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9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

History of Artificial Intelligence and How it is Affecting the ARM Industry

The history of Artificial Intelligence will be presented from a historic perspective. Detail descriptions of the people and events who have shaped the course of the evolution of Artificial Intelligence will be discussed. More importantly, Artificial Intelligence’s influence now occurring in the ARM Industry. Our speaker will also discuss how agencies are rated by the speed in which claims are processed and would want to do business with law firms that use A I to process claims. There are some products, using A I, that are already available for agencies. The speed and accuracy of A I is incredible. Finally, the future of the Artificial Intelligence industry and its effects on society and the moral issues it creates will be presented as well.
Presenter: Lawrence H. Butterfield, A I Legal Solutions, Inc., Louisville, KY

9:50 – 10:00 a.m.

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9:50 – 10:00 a.m.

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10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Law: Alcohol Law Basics in the Home of Bourbon

Alcoholic beverage regulation is a unique animal in the way it operates. Unlike other areas of the law, which carve out prohibited behaviors from a vast swath of otherwise allowable behavior, laws that regulate the production, distribution, sale, and consumption of alcohol are generally, instead, exceptions from a blanket prohibition on such behavior. Kentucky, like many jurisdictions, adopted the three-tier system of alcoholic beverage regulation in the aftermath of Prohibition, which generally limits vertical integration of alcohol producers, distributors and retailers, generally. With the resurgence of the bourbon industry and the proliferation of craft producers such as microbreweries, small farm wineries and craft distilleries, Kentucky alcoholic beverage regulations have begun a progressive reimagining of these traditional structures, and the state is now the vanguard of alcoholic beverage regulation reforms such as shipping to consumers from producers and on-site retail privileges for producers. This presentation will cover the basics of alcoholic beverage law as it was, as it is, and where it’s headed.
Presenter: Stephen G. Amato, McBrayer PLLC, Lexington, KY

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Law: Alcohol Law Basics in the Home of Bourbon

Alcoholic beverage regulation is a unique animal in the way it operates. Unlike other areas of the law, which carve out prohibited behaviors from a vast swath of otherwise allowable behavior, laws that regulate the production, distribution, sale, and consumption of alcohol are generally, instead, exceptions from a blanket prohibition on such behavior. Kentucky, like many jurisdictions, adopted the three-tier system of alcoholic beverage regulation in the aftermath of Prohibition, which generally limits vertical integration of alcohol producers, distributors and retailers, generally. With the resurgence of the bourbon industry and the proliferation of craft producers such as microbreweries, small farm wineries and craft distilleries, Kentucky alcoholic beverage regulations have begun a progressive reimagining of these traditional structures, and the state is now the vanguard of alcoholic beverage regulation reforms such as shipping to consumers from producers and on-site retail privileges for producers. This presentation will cover the basics of alcoholic beverage law as it was, as it is, and where it’s headed.
Presenter: Stephen G. Amato, McBrayer PLLC, Lexington, KY

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

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10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

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11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Horse Country Lawyer: Legal Issues in Equine Law

Kentucky is the epicenter of the thoroughbred industry, so it makes sense that it also plays home to the equine legal industry as well. Equine law is more than just contracts and business as usual, however – this unique field combines experience from multiple practice areas and even other disciplines, with issues ranging from medication and veterinary care to gaming law and agricultural liability to syndication and other breeding contracts. This presentation will provide an overview of the myriad legal issues at play, and how they relate to commercial law and litigation.
Presenter: Robert E. Maclin, III, Esq., McBrayer PLLC, Lexington, KY

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
Horse Country Lawyer: Legal Issues in Equine Law

Kentucky is the epicenter of the thoroughbred industry, so it makes sense that it also plays home to the equine legal industry as well. Equine law is more than just contracts and business as usual, however – this unique field combines experience from multiple practice areas and even other disciplines, with issues ranging from medication and veterinary care to gaming law and agricultural liability to syndication and other breeding contracts. This presentation will provide an overview of the myriad legal issues at play, and how they relate to commercial law and litigation.
Presenter: Robert E. Maclin, III, Esq., McBrayer PLLC, Lexington, KY

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

LUNCH & NETWORKING

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

LUNCH & NETWORKING

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

21C Museum Hotel Bar; 700 W. Main Street

Meet here, the headquarters for afternoon activities, to participate in the following events that are included in your registration fee:

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

21C Museum Hotel Bar; 700 W. Main Street

Meet here, the headquarters for afternoon activities, to participate in the following events that are included in your registration fee:

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience*
528 W. Main Street, (1 hr. tour)

The Tour and Tasting takes you back in time to meet Kentucky’s first licensed distiller, Evan Williams. Along the way, you will visit recreations of the Louisville wharf in the late 18th Century, as well as Whiskey Row along Main Street from the 1890’s through the present. You’ll learn how Heaven Hill’s modern Bernheim Distillery operates and discover how it is different from distilling in Evan’s era. Then, you will see a combination of the two—a state-of-the-art, modern, operating distillery utilizing the same type of pot stills as the early Bourbon-making days. This tour will also include 4 product tastings.

*All visitors and staff are requested to wear CDC recommended face coverings while not actively imbibing onsite so that we can keep our guests safe and remain open. All guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter the tasting rooms.

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Muhammad Ali Center*
144 N. 6th Street

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The Center’s museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the six core principles that have fueled his journey. The mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is to preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be. In its 16-year history, the Center has created programs that exemplify the principles of Muhammad Ali and the mission of the Center.

*Masks are required upon entry.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience*
528 W. Main Street, (1 hr. tour)

The Tour and Tasting takes you back in time to meet Kentucky’s first licensed distiller, Evan Williams. Along the way, you will visit recreations of the Louisville wharf in the late 18th Century, as well as Whiskey Row along Main Street from the 1890’s through the present. You’ll learn how Heaven Hill’s modern Bernheim Distillery operates and discover how it is different from distilling in Evan’s era. Then, you will see a combination of the two—a state-of-the-art, modern, operating distillery utilizing the same type of pot stills as the early Bourbon-making days. This tour will also include 4 product tastings.

*All visitors and staff are requested to wear CDC recommended face coverings while not actively imbibing onsite so that we can keep our guests safe and remain open. All guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter the tasting rooms.

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Muhammad Ali Center*
144 N. 6th Street

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The Center’s museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the six core principles that have fueled his journey. The mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is to preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be. In its 16-year history, the Center has created programs that exemplify the principles of Muhammad Ali and the mission of the Center.

*Masks are required upon entry.

3:30 – 7:00 p.m.

EXPLORE LOUISVILLE ON YOUR OWN

3:30 – 7:00 p.m.

EXPLORE LOUISVILLE ON YOUR OWN

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

DINNER AT THE LOUISVILLE THOROUGHBRED SOCIETY CLUB

209 E. Main Street
A private, members-only club located on the second floor of the Historic Hughes Building in the heart of Louisville, for the thoroughbred enthusiast.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

DINNER AT THE LOUISVILLE THOROUGHBRED SOCIETY CLUB

209 E. Main Street
A private, members-only club located on the second floor of the Historic Hughes Building in the heart of Louisville, for the thoroughbred enthusiast.

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

NIGHT CAP AT LARRY’S

Larry Butterfield’s Residence • 222 East Witherspoon Street • Suite # 1701

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

NIGHT CAP AT LARRY’S

Larry Butterfield’s Residence • 222 East Witherspoon Street • Suite # 1701

9:00 p.m.

LOUISVILLE NIGHT LIFE HOSTED BY PATRICK KILBURN

9:00 p.m.

LOUISVILLE NIGHT LIFE HOSTED BY PATRICK KILBURN

Presenters

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Stephen G. Amato,
McBrayer PLLC, Lexington, KY

Stephen G. Amato concentrates his practice in the area of hospitality law and represents the interests of a variety of well-respected and innovative alcoholic beverage producers, as well as wine and spirits wholesalers, malt beverage distributors, and a multitude of on and off-premise retailers. He assists these businesses in connection with federal permitting, state and local licensing, enforcement, and policy issues. As such, he takes pride in maintaining strong and effective relationships with regulators in the various local jurisdictions around our state, with the Kentucky ABC and at the US TTB. He also serves as outside counsel for the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, assisting in the formulation of the policies as set forth by its prestigious Board of Directors. He is a 1990 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.

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Lawrence H. Butterfield
A I Legal Solutions, Inc., Louisville, KY

Lawrence H Butterfield Jr has been involved in the ARM Industry for 45 years. He has been involved in multiple companies and now serves as President of A I Legal Solutions, Inc. A I Legal Solutions, Inc uses Artificial Intelligence to produce documents and e file documents electronically with great speed and accuracy. The company also provides customized programming using Artificial Intelligence. Larry is also involved in a multi faceted farming operation in Tanzania. His 5 farms grow avocados, cashews, macadamias, beans, corn and hot peppers. He is also involved in a micro finance company and a staffing company in Tanzania as well. His interests include reading, sports, especially the University of Louisville’s men’s and women’s teams and fine art.

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Robert E. Maclin, III, Esq.
McBrayer PLLC, Lexington, KY

Robert E. Maclin, III, is a legal champion in the areas of commercial litigation and agricultural law, specifically equine law, an industry he has been involved with for 55 years. He has represented numerous owners, breeders, trainers and purchasers of thoroughbreds in matters from basic sales transactions to litigation involving medications to conceal imperfections. He is not only an attorney, but a horse owner and a farm owner – he and his wife operate Merefield Farm in Midway, Kentucky. His legal practice in the equine area has focused on assistance to owners with establishing their racing stables and matters related to licensing. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and possesses a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, also from the University of Kentucky.

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Stephen G. Amato,
McBrayer PLLC, Lexington, KY

Stephen G. Amato concentrates his practice in the area of hospitality law and represents the interests of a variety of well-respected and innovative alcoholic beverage producers, as well as wine and spirits wholesalers, malt beverage distributors, and a multitude of on and off-premise retailers. He assists these businesses in connection with federal permitting, state and local licensing, enforcement, and policy issues. As such, he takes pride in maintaining strong and effective relationships with regulators in the various local jurisdictions around our state, with the Kentucky ABC and at the US TTB. He also serves as outside counsel for the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, assisting in the formulation of the policies as set forth by its prestigious Board of Directors. He is a 1990 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.

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Lawrence H. Butterfield
A I Legal Solutions, Inc., Louisville, KY

Lawrence H Butterfield Jr has been involved in the ARM Industry for 45 years. He has been involved in multiple companies and now serves as President of A I Legal Solutions, Inc. A I Legal Solutions, Inc uses Artificial Intelligence to produce documents and e file documents electronically with great speed and accuracy. The company also provides customized programming using Artificial Intelligence. Larry is also involved in a multi faceted farming operation in Tanzania. His 5 farms grow avocados, cashews, macadamias, beans, corn and hot peppers. He is also involved in a micro finance company and a staffing company in Tanzania as well. His interests include reading, sports, especially the University of Louisville’s men’s and women’s teams and fine art.

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Robert E. Maclin, III, Esq.
McBrayer PLLC, Lexington, KY

Robert E. Maclin, III, is a legal champion in the areas of commercial litigation and agricultural law, specifically equine law, an industry he has been involved with for 55 years. He has represented numerous owners, breeders, trainers and purchasers of thoroughbreds in matters from basic sales transactions to litigation involving medications to conceal imperfections. He is not only an attorney, but a horse owner and a farm owner – he and his wife operate Merefield Farm in Midway, Kentucky. His legal practice in the equine area has focused on assistance to owners with establishing their racing stables and matters related to licensing. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and possesses a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, also from the University of Kentucky.

For More Information, contact Dawn Federico at dawn.federico@clla.org or call 312-240-1400.