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US Supreme Court Strikes Down Tennessee Law Involving Distributors

In a ruling that is likely to echo across state regulators across the United States, the United State Supreme Court extended certain protections, previously provided under Granholm, to alcoholic beverage distributors. More specifically, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the appellate level decision which had struck down a Tennessee state ... Read More

Can Multiple Restaurants Use the Same Liquor License?

Due to New Jersey’s strict laws preventing the issuance of new liquor licenses, individuals and businesses that own and operate liquor licenses must be creative. Prospective license buyers constantly call our office asking if there is any way to “get around” the population caps in their municipality so that they can ... Read More

NJ ABC Issues New Ruling For Microbreweries

In the wake of a failed attempt to previously “regulate” Limited Breweries here in New Jersey, Acting Director James Graziano issued a new set of guidelines for these breweries. Tuesday’s “Special Ruling” outlines a number of perceived “concerns” that the Division has with how limited ... Read More

Brawl at New Jersey Strip Club Results in Multiple Injuries

Fights and a Hit-and-Run Occur at Strip Club with a Liquor License in Linden, NJ This past weekend, a fight occurred near a Linden Strip Club called “Cheeques”. This “brawl” involved an alleged “hit-and-run” and left two pedestrians in critical condition. The incident occurred after close at around ... Read More

Union City Singles Out Liquor Licenses for Camera Security Ordinance

In a measure aimed at “protecting the safety and welfare of the residents”, Union City officials introduced an ordinance last week which would require all liquor licenses within Union City to install security cameras inside/outside of the licensed premises. According to NJ.com article, Union City officials believe that ... Read More

How to Renew a Pocket or Inactive Liquor License in New Jersey

2019-2020 ABC Renewal Notices If you own a liquor license that is sited but inactive or an inactive “pocket” license, then you may have received a notice from the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control regarding renewal and mandatory “relief” for renewal that is required under N.J. Specifically, you may ... Read More

TTB Settles with Heineken USA Inc. for $2.5 Million

The federal authorities at the Department of Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, recently entered into a compromise with Heineken USA Inc. based on allegations regarding free draft systems and other perks provided to retailers by the beer giant. Under the terms of this “Offer of Compromise”, Heineken must ... Read More

NJ ABC Prohibits Crowd-Source Funding for Liquor License

Acting Director Graziano Prohibits Crowd-Sourcing for Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries in NJ On March 12, 2019, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Acting Director, James B. Graziano, issued an Advisory Notice to the Alcoholic Beverage Industry which stated, in sum, that crowd-sourced funding platforms ... Read More

Criminal Disqualification Removal for Liquor License Buyer

Recently, our firm was retained to help resolve a pending issue for an individual seeking to purchase a liquor license in New Jersey. The buyer and his original attorney entered into a Contract of Sale for a retail consumption license (restaurant/bar). However, neither had accounted for the buyer’s prior criminal history. ... Read More

Strip Club Facing ABC Charges in Paterson NJ

Paterson Files Alcoholic Beverage Control Violations Against liquor License According to a recent article, Paterson police officers raided and shutdown a gentleman’s club during an undercover operation. According to the report, law enforcement officers found acts of prostitution and solicitation at the Paterson establishment ... Read More

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