- . . . 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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California is on the verge of changing legislation which has been on its books since the end of Prohibition. Since that time, California alcohol businesses have been banned from operating between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., … Continue reading
Happy hours offer a great deal of versatility for a business to attract new customers and set itself apart from the competition. As with most marketing in this industry, however, there is a series of rules and regulations … Continue reading
The Brewers Association released its annual lists of breweries – two lists: Craft breweries and overall breweries. The lists can be found here: Top Fifty
Employment laws are so wide-ranging and detail-specific that businesses often ignore the simplest but most sacrosanct rules. For a broader and detailed understanding, a good place to start is at the website of the Labor Commissioner – Dept. of Industrial Relations. However, … Continue reading
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