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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

Union County Hit-And-Run Driver Drank Before Accident

Linden Man Arrested and Charged With DWI and Death By Auto For Drunk Driving Accident This week, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced that an arrest was made on a Linden resident, Ibn Collins, in regards to a deadly Hit-and-Run accident that occurred nearly two months ago. The accident resulted in the death of Fanwood... Read More

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

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