Richard Blau Quoted in Law360 Article “Fla. Leveraging Liquor Licenses To Enforce COVID-19 Rules”

Tampa, Fla. – June 26, 2020 –  Richard M. Blau, chair of GrayRobinson's alcohol beveragefood law, and cannabis industry departments, and shareholder in the firm’s Tampa law firm office, was quoted in the Law360 article “Fla. Leveraging Liquor Licenses To Enforce COVID-19 Rules.” The article discusses how Florida has escalated its enforcement of COVID-19 rules for businesses by going after liquor licenses, a huge turn in a state where the governor had been focusing heavily on loosening restrictions. Blau notes in the article that there are several disincentives to suspending or revoking liquor licenses — which takes away both tax revenue for the state and an option for the community and is likely to lead to legal fights. Read the full article here. (subscription required)