Category Archives: Hot Topics: Liquor Law & Licensing

Helped a Client Avoid an Illegal Contract Today

Today I was working with a client who was purchasing a business from a large corporate national chain. The business involved a liquor license for a restaurant and bar. The Seller presented them with a legal agreement allowing the Buyer … Continue reading

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ADA compliant website?!

Five Guys Burger is defending an anti-discrimination action brought yy a blind woman claiming she is unable to buy a cheeseburger because the website is not accommodating to sight impaired users. The case is Marett v  Five Guys Enterprises LLC, … Continue reading

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Brewery Compensation

As you build your brewing business, you will ultimately hire employees to help you with the daily operations workload. There will be employees working on the brewing side, helping in making the beer. Then there will be sales employees who … Continue reading

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Can Event Space Add New Revenue Streams to Your Bottom Line?

Craft breweries are popping up everywhere. As competition increases, breweries will need ways to differentiate themselves in their market. They will also need to identify new revenue sources with new and different products and services, especially ones that utilize the … Continue reading

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The Legal Issues with Distillery Barrel Programs

Craft distilleries are often interested in introducing barrel programs. These can be a regulatory quagmire because distilleries generally can’t sell at retail to the public in the three-tier system. Distillery owners see others doing it but just don’t know how … Continue reading

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New York Farm Distilleries Have Advantage in Barrel Programs

Craft distilleries are often interested in introducing barrel programs. These can be a regulatory quagmire because distilleries generally can’t sell at retail to the public in the three-tier system. Distillery owners see others doing it but just don’t know how … Continue reading

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Negligence With The Retail Sale Of Alcohol

When you think about the responsibility that comes with serving alcohol, you would expect there to be laws in place that allow injured people to sue an establishment that serves alcohol if that establishment was irresponsible with its sales. Thankfully, … Continue reading

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Beware of Employee Agreements

  Many employees sign confidentiality and non-compete agreements when accepting a new job. While the stack of on-boarding paperwork for a new job seems routine, the obligations included in these non-compete agreements are anything but routine. Employees must carefully understand … Continue reading

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Profit Tip For Breweries

Profit Tip to breweries: Hops infused oil adds a depth of flavor to sandwiches, salads and other foods to perfectly complement craft beer. Farm breweries are permitted to sell agriculture and tourism related products. Hops infused oils offer a perfect … Continue reading

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New York Soft Pouch Beer & Wine

There are many options for packaging craft beverages these days. The use of soft pouches is attractive from a cost perspective and it provides a great branding opportunity. Visually distinctive product packaging is key for prospective customers to find your … Continue reading

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