Nicole Hancock

Nicole Hancock

Nicole Hancock is the Boise Office Managing Partner and a trial attorney who handles complex business litigation matters in federal and state court. Nicole is a business-savvy trial attorney, having served as in-house counsel for a global seed company and as lead trial counsel in state and federal court matters. She is focused on her clients’ business needs and works to find solutions that meet their business goals. In addition to her litigation work, Nicole serves as outside general counsel for mid-sized companies, using her prior experience as in-house counsel to provide legal services that mitigate against corporate risk and exposure. Nicole uses her business and courtroom experience to develop and implement winning legal strategies that are efficient and help achieve her clients’ desired outcomes.

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Idaho District Court finds beer and wine “sub-distributorships” should be afforded same protections for distribution rights as distributor

Beer and wine distributorships are protected under Idaho franchise laws, like the majority of other states, from having their distribution rights terminated unless the reason falls within one of those enumerated under Idaho franchise laws. Without one of the listed reasons, a distributor cannot involuntarily lose its distribution rights.  This franchise protection has increased the … Continue Reading

SB 1335 and What it Means for Idaho Distilleries

Beginning July 1, 2014, Idaho distilleries will be allowed to provide samples of their products at their manufacturing facilities, as has been permitted at breweries and wineries throughout the state of Idaho for quite some time. There are some conditions on the samples offered by a manufacturer: (1) the samples must be free; (2) samples … Continue Reading

Idaho Wine, Beer & Distilleries Law Seminar – Thursday, March 1, 2012

Please join us for our inaugural Idaho Wine, Beer & Distillers law seminar at the Boise Centre in Boise, ID on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Panels to include these hot topics, plus much more: Start-ups (licensing, permitting and business formation) Trademarks (protecting your investment) Distribution and other key contracts Land use issues Employee matters For … Continue Reading
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