Upcoming Seminar: 2013 Alcohol, Food & Entertainment Licensing & Liability Update

2013 Alchol Food & Entertainment Licensing & Liability UpdateAre you aware of recent legal updates that may impact your restaurant or store’s liquor license? Do you have questions about the liquor license approval process?

If so, make sure to attend the following valuable seminar panel by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).


Alcohol, Food & Entertainment Licensing & Liability Update 2013

April 11, 2:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center
10 Winter Place, Boston or participate via Webcast (click here for more info)

Chaired by Howard J. Wayne, Esq. of Wayne, Richard & Hurwitz LLP, Boston, this year’s panel of experts will bring together officials and attorneys from all parts of Massachusetts, including ABCC Chairperson Kim Gainsboro and Legal Counsel Bill Kelley, Jr., Boston Licensing Board Chair, Nicole Murati-Ferrer, former West Springfield Licensing Board Chairman Paul Malick as well as Paul Mullan, a Worcester Licensing Commissioner.

The seminar promises to ask and answer “hot topic” issues which attorneys and staff members deal with when filing applications or advising on liability questions.

Agenda and written materials

  • Recent Changes to Liquor Licensing Law in Massachusetts: Including increase to the three-license limit for package store licenses, gaming beverage licenses for casinos, and the new liquor licensing scheme for Logan Airport
  • The Entertainment Licensing System in Massachusetts and the Interaction of Entertainment and First Amendment Concerns
  • Food Permits and Common Victualler Licenses
  • Recent Constitutional Challenges to Traditional Licensing Schemes Since Granholm: Including important changes for wholesalers and importers of alcohol
  • Liability Issues for Licensees: Tips on preventing regulatory violations by your clients or caused by their patrons
  • How to Achieve Success for Your Client at a Licensure Hearing
  • “Ask the Experts” Q&A Session


  • Howard J. Wayne, Esq., Chair, Wayne, Richard & Hurwitz LLP, Boston
  • Nicole Murati Ferrer, Esq., Licensing Board, City of Boston, Boston
  • Kim S. Gainsboro, Esq., Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
  • William A. Kelley, Jr., Esq., Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Paul M. Maleck, Esq., Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, PC, Springfield

Visit MCLE’s website for more information


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