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Liquor License Attorney

Looking to acquire a liquor license in PA? You need to partner with an experienced liquor license attorney. Devine Law has experience helping clients who own restaurants, bars, and other establishments in Pennsylvania that serve alcoholic beverages with all aspects of the licensing process. The numerous requirements associated with applying for or renewing liquor licenses are fairly complex. Understandably, it’s a task that can easily become tedious and confusing. Delays in receiving your liquor license may also affect your business and ability to generate revenue. Our business attorneys will do everything possible to streamline and expedite the liquor license application process, so you can focus on your business.

Application Review and Submission

Anyone wishing to distribute or sell alcoholic beverages in Pennsylvania will need to apply for a liquor license. A major source of frustration for new establishments that intend to serve liquor is the various steps that need to be taken to obtain a liquor license. What our attorneys at Devine Law Offices will do is first, review your application to ensure that nothing is overlooked and then submit all required documents on time and to the state’s Bureau of Licensing. Owners of establishments that already have a license will need to submit a new application if ownership changes and should also contact a lawyer if this occurs.

Solving Unique Licensing Issues

In some cases, there may be special circumstances involved when obtaining a new license or seeking a renewal. For situations like this, it can be even more beneficial to take advantage of the experience our attorneys have with licensing process requirements.

Dealing with Liquor Board Denials

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board sometimes denies applications for reasons that may not seem logical. If you are unsure of how to resolve such issues, an attorney from Devine Law will determine the reason for your liquor license denial. In addition, our attorneys can work to achieve approval. Diligent representation is also provided while appealing a liquor license rejection.

Handling License Violations

Complaints to the Liquor Control Board or notices of violation can put your ability to do business in jeopardy. If you are facing circumstances like this, our liquor license attorneys will act on your behalf to resolve the issues so that your license is reinstated or renewed.

Navigating the Liquor License Quota System

Pennsylvania has a quota system with liquor licenses that are based on census statistics. Each county in the commonwealth has a set limit for how many licenses can be granted. If you are moving your establishment to a new location in a different county where the liquor license quota has already been met, our attorneys can help you request special permission from the municipality to avoid issues with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Providing Valuable Insights

While our assistance is available should you face issues following submission, our attorneys can also provide advice prior to applying for a license. You’ll receive suggestions and recommendations based on your unique circumstances to maximize your chance for success. Whether you need guidance throughout the entire process or help with specific issues, you can count on Devine Law for the support and insights you need. We also provide advice on relevant issues such as:

  • Required record-keeping for inventories of alcoholic beverages
  • Compliance training for staff that will be serving alcohol
  • New laws that apply to hobby distilleries

Our attorneys are prepared to make the process as efficient and stress-free as possible. Contact Devine Law Offices today to schedule an appointment with one of our liquor license attorneys in Lancaster, PA.