Alex Heckathorn


Alex Heckathorn has been a principal in Compliance Service of America (CSA) for 15 years. CSA provides regulatory compliance assistance to all tiers of the alcoholic beverage industry across the nation. He works with restaurant and grocery chains, wineries and brewpubs, importers, wholesalers, distillers and brand builders across the US. In the retail field, he specializes in facilities with multiple licenses or unusual operations.

Prior to joining CSA, he represented vineyard and winery owners in Northern California, where he frequently collaborated with Sara Schorske, CSA’s founding partner. Sara and Heckathorn have been frequent contributors to winery publications such as Vineyard and Winery Management and Wine Business Monthly on compliance issues. He has made presentations to industry groups such as the Craft Brewers Conference, the Washington Wine Institute, and the National Association of Licensing & Compliance Professionals.

A native of California, he obtained his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1978. He now lives on a ranch in Southern Oregon, a stone’s throw from the beach.

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