Alcohol beverage retailers form the base of America’s three-tier system. Retailers face extraordinary regulation, and consequently have special needs.
On-premises retailers, such as restaurants and hotels, bars and nightclubs, theme parks and golf courses, face a broad range of regulatory requirements and liability risks. Off-premises retailers, such as convenience stores, supermarkets and package/liquor stores, face their own unique challenges as local governments get more restrictive on distance and location restrictions for licensure, while plaintiffs’ lawyers seek to expand the scope of dram shop liability to encompass those who only sell but don’t serve alcohol.
The challenges facing the alcohol retailer are daunting. Whether assisting with licensure and compliance issues, counseling about responsible vending practices or defending against dram shop or other liability claims, our Alcohol Industry Team has the skilled and experienced professionals to protect your interests and secure your objectives. Examples of the way we can help include: