- . . . Alcoholic beverage law and legal services for businesses engaged in, or seeking to engage in, the sales of alcoholic beverages. California Alcoholic Beverage Law services include ABC licenses, conditional use permits, Police Department permits, Sheriff Department permits, and determinations of Public Convenience or Necessity. California Alcoholic Beverage Law is a legal practice area of William A. Adams of Norton, Moore, & Adams, LLP. Mr. Adams has been providing legal services to the hospitality, grocery, and convenience store industries for over 20 years. Although the firm's offices are in San Diego California, the firm provides its alcoholic beverage legal services statewide. The firm also provides representation to businesses in enforcement proceedings related to alcoholic beverage sales, entertainment, and related matters.
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These slides are from a Powerpoint presentation I gave on two topics (regulations and contracts) at an NBI conference on brewery and distillery law. Without the oral presentation, these slides are useful more for the purpose of spotting issues. If … Continue reading
Part 1 of this series discussed state licensing for establishing a brewery. Part 2 discussed municipal and county regulations for a new brewery. Part 3 discussed the process to receive federal permits, labeling requirements, and brewer’s bonds. Part 4 will … Continue reading
This article will describe the requirements for a recipe to be a trade secret, effective tools to meeting the requirements, and the potential benefit of holding a trade secret. Continue reading
Part 1 of this series discussed state licensing for establishing a brewery. Part 2 discussed municipal and county regulations for a new brewery. Part 3 will discuss the process to receive a federal permit, labeling requirements, and brewer’s bonds.
Trademark and patent laws can help the inventor of a signature drink control its fate, use the drink to promote their business, or perhaps even allow the inventor to earn some profit from his or her creation. At first blush, … Continue reading
The minimum age required to serve alcohol depends upon what type of establishment they are serving in. If the server is serving in a space which is primarily for serving food, then anyone 18 and up can serve alcohol … Continue reading
California employment laws are some of the most complicated and technical in the nation. They are also some of the easiest for disgrunted employees to recover sizeable monetary sums, far exceeding any amount of unpaid wages, for minor and inadvertent … Continue reading