Bahaneh Hobel is a partner at Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty in Napa where she heads the firm's Alcohol Beverage Law practice. Bahaneh’s practice focuses exclusively on all aspects of alcohol beverage law and regulation for wineries, breweries, distilled spirits plants, importers, wholesalers, and retailers. Bahaneh and her husband Cameron also own and operate Hobel, their small family winery producing high-end Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.
Bahaneh grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the Harvard-Westlake School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Emory University with a degree in Political Science. Bahaneh worked for the United States Solicitor General in Washington D.C. before attending Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving her law degree in 2001 from Boalt, Bahaneh served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and then practiced at several established law firms in Los Angeles before relocating to Napa with Cameron, a wine importer, and retailer.
Bahaneh and Cameron live in Sonoma with their daughter Coco and their son Indigo. Coco is a Presentation School student and Indy is ready to follow in his big sister's footsteps when he is older.
Current Board of Trustees
The current members of the Board of Trustees for The Presentation School are set forth below. Detailed information about each of the current Trustees can be found here or by clicking the individual names below.
Jessica Cuneo (Board Chair)
Matt Parker (Treasurer)
Brad Corona (Finance/Strategic Planning)
Sonya De Luca (Advancement)
Bahaneh Hobel (Governance)
Dot Kowal (DEI/Strategic Planning)
Matt Mo (DEI)
Cherise Norris (Facilities & Safety)
Ashish Patel (Facilities & Safety/Strategic Planning)
Scott Shapiro (Finance)
Dana Sexton Vivier (Finance, Governance)