We know your business
We are experienced with every type of hospitality concept. Hospitality entrepreneurs are the brightest stars of New York's creative community. Bring us your idea, and we will give you clear, straight-talking advice on how it can work.
Alcohol regulation in New York is uniquely complex. Whether you are in-house counsel to a national brand or a first-time owner-operator, our primary job is to answer your questions.
- What are the different types of liquor licenses and what does each allow our business to do?
- Who must be disclosed on a license application?
- Are there any disclosure obligations when an existing licensee takes on new investors?
- Do the 200 and 500 ft. laws impact my plans?
- How do we go about buying a business with an existing liquor license?
- Were does the Community Board fit in?
- How can we legally use the public sidewalk for eating and drinking?
- What are the Three-Tier and Gifts and Services Laws?
- We have a new concept. Is it compliant?
Getting an alcohol-licensed business up and running is challenging. We make it simple.
- Consult with you and your team about your concept and the strategic legal implications
- Advise on various regulatory and licensing strategies
- Navigate the complex State Liquor Authority liquor license process
- Community Board representation, if needed
- Obtain your federal TTB permit and New York City sidewalk cafe license
- Negotiate and draft leases and purchase agreements
- And more
Keeping it going
When you run a hospitality business, there is never a dull moment. We are here to help.
- Renew your licenses
- Draft new contracts and obtain SLA approval if your partners or investors change
- Fight police and other disciplinary summonses in criminal court
- Defend State Liquor Authority violations
- Prepare alteration applications and other changes to your license
- Develop strategies for issues relating to commercial use of the public sidewalk
- And more
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