We help restaurants, hotels, bars, beer distributors, breweries, wineries, and distilleries, in all aspects of buying or selling their business or liquor license and through the complex process of acquiring, transferring, expanding or reporting changes regarding their liquor licenses. Laws regulating the alcohol industry vary across the local, state, and federal level and are complicated to navigate. Our team is familiar with the complex regulations and procedures in this highly regulated industry and can provide legal advice to clients to help them succeed in their business.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in transactions involving Pennsylvania liquor licenses. We negotiate agreements to buy or sell licenses, assist with the financing aspects of purchasing a license, manage the license transfer process or the acquisition of a new license, and defend clients against citations issued by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Enforcement Bureau. We have the necessary experience to address your business’s unique needs involving issues related to the operations of a liquor license in Pennsylvania.
As a restaurant owner, especially those holding a liquor license, you are subject to a number of complex laws and regulations governing your business. Our attorneys can help you navigate the wide variety of legal concerns that arise when buying, operating, and selling a restaurant.
Our firm represents owners and operators of hotels and is familiar with the unique challenges of navigating franchise agreements, management agreements, joint ventures commonly used in the industry. We have also assisted with the development, financing, and licensing of hotels.
Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries
Our attorneys have a great deal of experience representing clients who manufacture alcohol via a brewery, winery, or distillery. We assist clients with the process of obtaining local approvals, acquiring a license from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, and securing the necessary federal permits to manufacture and sell alcohol. We also advise clients regarding the registration of trademarks to protect their brands.
Financing projects in the hospitality sector is complex. Our attorneys are familiar with the unique challenges facing restaurants, hotels, breweries, and others within the hospitality industry who desire to obtain financing to make their projects successful. We frequently represent clients to obtain financing for construction or renovation projects, or to borrow the funds to acquire a new business or liquor license.
Our firm’s attorneys are experienced in defending citations issued to licensees by the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Enforcement. We strive to provide our clients with the information and advice they need to avoid citations, but in the event a citation is issued we will help you navigate the process to avoid penalties that would impact your operation.
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