Assessing the “Public Need” of a Liquor License

By John P. Connell, Esq. Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C. In order to acquire a liquor license for a location not previously licensed, you must demonstrate “public need.” There may be both support and opposition regarding your application. Several factors are considered when assessing “public need.” Acquiring a liquor license for a location […]

The Ins and Outs of Getting (and Keeping) a License

By Gene Richard,Esq. Wayne, Richard & Hurwitz, LLP A business cannot legally sell alcoholic beverages at retail to consumers without a valid liquor license. Since profits from sales of alcoholic beverages can “make or break” a typical restaurant, hotel, club or package store, getting – and keeping – that retail liquor license is vitally important. […]

“You Need a Permit for That?”

Some Practical Tips for Local Permitting By Andrew Upton, Esq. DiNicola, Seligson & Upton, LLP Reprinted with Permission from the Boston Bar Journal, a publication of the Boston Bar Association. Local permitting is not for the faint of heart. There are no law school classes on the subject, few relevant continuing legal education courses, and […]