Are you interested in obtaining a liquor license in New York City?

We represent restaurants, bars, nightclubs, liquor stores and alcohol wholesalers throughout New York.

Our mission is to help you obtain or transfer your liquor license as fast and as easy as possible.  If a license application has been denied, we can appeal the decision or reapply.

We can represent you in Proceedings to Cancel or Revoke your liquor license against the State Liquor Authority’s attorneys.  When the New York Police Department has filed suit against you under public nuisance laws, we are swift to act and mount a defense.

We handle many other applications and procedures concerning liquor licenses in New York City including changes to corporate control, alterations to the premises, and endorsements.

The State Liquor Authority will reject any and all applications that are deemed incomplete. New York has a complicated Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. We have extensive experience obtaining a liquor license in New York City and we are confident that we can handle our clients’ issues.

Time is money and you want to open a restaurant, bar, nightclub, or liquor store, you need to work with someone who is experienced, who knows the ropes of Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, and who has a good rapport with the State Liquor Authority, to make sure the process flows efficiently and timely so you can get your doors open and start making money.

We have enough experience in this area to assure clients that there is no learning curve.  We have encountered every single issue possible in obtaining a liquor license in New York City.

According to the State Liquor Authority’s Summer 2008 Newsletter, 80% of applications come back still missing vital information mandated by New York’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law in response to their routine notice of deficiency.  These delays often add anywhere from two to six months to the normal process of obtaining a liquor license in New York City.  Many applications are rejected during the first inspection due the applicant’s unfamiliarity and lack of knowledge of New York’s complicated Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.

Delays in obtaining your liquor license are extremely costly.  As the New York Times explained in an August 2009 article, “Liquor License Delays Add to Restaurants’ Pain,” alcohol sales generate anywhere from 40 to 50 percent for restaurants to 100% for bars and nightclubs, and owners are losing not only money but also potential customers who recoil from a “dry” establishment.  The story chronicled the plight of several restaurants and bars in obtaining a liquor license and navigating the liquor authority’s stringent application process.  “Sometimes people sit down, order, realize they can’t get a beer, and leave,” stated one restaurant owner.  “We lose a lot of customers.”  Bars, nightclubs, and liquor stores can not even open their doors until their liquor license is approved and in hand which can take non-attorneys 6-12 months.