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Hoboken Seeks to Regulate Pub Crawls

It appears as though the elected officials in Hoboken will continue with their quest to further restrict and regulate liquor licenses in the area. According to township officials, the new regulation will look to move the financial burden of pub crawls like SantaCon and LepreCon from the taxpayer to the bar owners. More specifically, the... Read More

New Jersey Extends Seasonal Liquor License Privileges

In a move that was argued against by many year-round retail consumption licensees, Governor Murphy signed legislation that amended N.J.S.A. 33:1-12 for seasonal retail consumption licenses. While there are only a handful of seasonal liquor licenses that exist in New Jersey, these owners have been vocal about extending their ... Read More

NJ Liquor License Attorney

Consumption License Has Majority of Charges Dismissed at Hearing Recently, I was retained in a liquor license suspension hearing involving a Hudson County Retail Consumption License. The Licensee was issued a Notice of Charges for six (6) different ABC violations. In total, the licensee was facing a suspension of their liquor license ... Read More

New Jersey BYOB Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Restaurants who do not own a liquor license can rejoice. United States District Court Judge Joseph Rodriguez has issued a ruling that New Jersey’s Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB) law, under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-27(a)(2) is unconstitutional. What was previously treated as a disorderly persons offense, has now been struck down as an ... Read More

Club Karma in Seaside Heights Sues Borough in Federal Court

For those familiar with the MTV Show “The Jersey Shore”, you may be aware of a club named Karma that was frequented by the cast. However, Club Karma a lightning rod for controversy even before it gained national attention. Dating back as far as the early 1990s, the local municipality, Seaside Heights, and Club Karma... Read More

New Jersey Appoints New ABC Director

NJ Division of ABC Liquor License Lawyers From the Desk of New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal: New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that Governor Murphy will nominate attorney James B. Graziano to serve as the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”), the state agency with ... Read More

New Jersey Proposes Law for More Liquor Licenses

With pressure from small business owners to expand New Jersey’s limited supply of liquor licenses, legislators continue to re-work the bill proposing the issuance of new liquor licenses. Under the most recent amendment, which had testimony before the respective legislative committees on October 22, 2018, there is hope that both ... Read More

Will Supreme Court Extend Granholm’s Ruling to Retailers?

The liquor industry is facing a major crossroad with the Supreme Court. Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Byrd has been granted cert by the United States Supreme Court and poses a noteworthy question: “Can out-of-state retailers ship into a another state or do states have complete power over what retailers can ... Read More

NJ Director of ABC Issues Ruling on Microbrewery Restrictions

Director Rible Makes Special Ruling on Microbreweries On September 21, 2018, the Director of New Jersey’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, David P. Rible, issued a Special Ruling on Limited Breweries (commonly referred to as a microbrewery or craft brewery) operating in New Jersey. Since the 2012 legislative amendment ... Read More

The HUB Hoboken Facing Investigation For ABC Violations

Hoboken NJ Bar Investigated For Possible Sex Crimes and Lewd Acts on Premises According to a recent news article, the popular Hoboken bar, HUB Hoboken, is under investigation from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hoboken ABC Board. While facts surrounding the incident have not been fully released, allegations seem ... Read More

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