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Some might say that obtaining a liquor license is like winning the lottery. But with thoughtful strategy and guidance from legal counsel, there are avenues available to help creative business professionals secure the license they need for their business operations.


BYOQ – Bring Your Own Questions

If you are looking to enter the restaurant and hospitality or food and beverage industry, you may find yourself with a well of questions in connection with the liquor licensing processes of New Jersey and/or New York.

We can help you tackle questions such as:
  • What are the different types of licenses?
  • How do I obtain a license?
  • Which type of license do I need for my proposed operations?
  • Are there only a finite amount of licenses available?
  • What restrictions are placed on a licensee and its business?


You bring the inquiries, we serve up the answers

With a history of representing both national and local hotels, entertainment/sports venues, restaurants, liquor stores, and alcoholic beverage distributors in New Jersey and New York, we guide our clients through the process of liquor licensing.

Our experience includes:
  • Purchase, sale, renewal, amendment, and transfer of liquor licenses, ancillary permits and the businesses relating thereto.
  • Providing guidance to our clients on the regulatory review process and how to best structure a transaction.
  • Preparation and processing of applications for expansion or change of licensed premises and reporting obligations related to changes in corporate structure.
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control violations at municipal and state levels.
  • Representation at regulatory and transfer hearings and proceeding before municipalities ABC Boards, the NJABC, the NYSLA and administrative proceedings.

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