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Attorney Highlight

Craig Weaver

Where did you go to school/obtain your degree?
University of Idaho.

What is your primary focus(es) in the practice of law?
Business and Corporate Law.

What has been your most fulfilling or rewarding experience in the practice of law?
Honestly, although it sounds cliché, helping people. In my former family law practice, I enjoyed helping my clients resolve difficult issues involving their children and family dynamics and, as my practice evolved, I enjoyed helping my clients favorably resolve complex financial issues. In my current practice, I enjoy helping business owners establish, protect, and grow their businesses.

Where are you originally from and which MOBO Law office are you based out of?
I grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington. My parents still live on the lake in Coeur d’Alene. When I first started with MOBO, I primarily worked from the Sacramento office. Then I moved up to the Truckee office, and now I split time in Truckee, Reno, and Zephyr Cove, but I’m usually working from the Somersett office in Northwest Reno.

Why did you undertake the practice of law?
Perhaps the best way to frame this is to say that it’s difficult to win a game of chess if you only know the rules for checkers. I’m competitive. I like to win. Knowing the law and being able to wield it to your advantage, and to the advantage of your clients, helps in most aspects of life. That’s what drew me in.

What made you choose MOBO Law?
MOBO is unique. Big law is known for being able to handle complex issues and provide high quality work. Small firms and solo practitioners are usually thought to be more lifestyle based but often cannot handle complex issues and typically do not produce the same quality of work as the larger firms. Somehow MOBO has brought together extremely talented individuals who produce high quality work, are fun to be around, and collectively can handle even the most complex cases. We have true collaboration at MOBO, not just within our teams, but across all departments, which I believe provides a real value to our clients and allows us to grow professionally and expand our respective bases of knowledge. The people and the firm’s culture are what made me choose MOBO.

What is the best part of your job?
Working with local clients who I know and working with people who I enjoy spending time with outside of the office.

Changes to California Law in 2022:

Expanded Privileges for To-Go Beverages in California

Senate Bill 389 (SB-389) went into effect on January 1, 2022 and pertains to the on-sale and off-sale consumption of alcoholic beverages. While similar to the regulatory relief offered in 2020 through 2021 due to COVID-19 which expired in January 2022, SB-389 has a few differences.

SB-389 allows certain restaurants and alcohol manufacturer license types to sell distilled spirits in manufacturer-sealed containers, such as sealed cans or bottles which may be consumed off-site provided the order is picked up from the premises by the consumer and appropriate identification is shown. This bill further authorizes licensees to sell, for off-site consumption, distilled spirits and single-serve wine not in manufacturer-sealed containers, such as cocktails or a glass of wine. However, there are a few specific requirements that must be met to comply with the provisions of this bill, including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Only selling alcoholic beverages in conjunction with a bona-fide meal; 
  • Items must be picked up from the premises by the consumer who originally ordered the items; and 
  • Beverages must be packaged in a container having a secure lid that seals the beverage in such a way as to prevent consumption without the seal being broken. 

Prior to obtaining these off-sale privileges, licensees must notify the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of their intent to do so. 

For more information on SB-389 please contact MOBO or visit the following website:

Changes to Nevada Law in 2022
New Requirements for Classic Car License Plates in Nevada

Assembly Bill 349, taking effect January 1st 2022 aims to close loopholes in the existing bill regulating the issuance of “Old Timer” license plates initially intended for collectors and hobbyists. The ultimate aim with this bill is to decrease air pollution as the number of vehicles in the “classic vehicle” category rose from about 5,000 to 32,000 since the definition was modified in 2011. 
Originally, any vehicle at least 25 years or older and driven less than 5,000 miles annually was eligible for this special license plate category which did not have to adhere to as strict emissions standards as more modern vehicles. Now, in order to receive these special plates, classic vehicles will also need to hold classic vehicle insurance policies which requires an appraisal of value and have mileage restrictions to keep the vehicle in a certain condition, effectively closing the self-report loophole.

For more information on Assembly Bill 349 please visit the following website:


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