- . . . 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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There are four basic brewery licenses in California. The descriptions of brewery license types below are straight from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) lawsuits have spread to businesses’ websites. I call these lawsuits “grey law” litigation because they are extensions of a law into areas which were they were not really designed to go. As a result they … Continue reading
Growlers: Branding them can make for great marketing. Holding events around them can develop a loyal customer base. For smaller breweries, they can be the only cost-effective way to allow your established customers to share your drink with others. These … Continue reading
California’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) offers a wide variety of license types, required for a wide variety of purposes in California. Ordinarily, only a few types of licenses are commonly thought of (Types 20 and 21 for off-site sales and … Continue reading
As discussed in Part One of the Gratuity Law Series, California’s Labor Code §351 provides that “no employer or agent shall collect, take, or receive any gratuity” if the patron intended for the gratuity to be given to an employee. … Continue reading
Nearly 40% of EEOC claims for sex harassment claims emanate from restaurants. That’s more than any other type of business. Why? See this Atlantic Magazine’s CityLab article
The United States is filled with successful franchises, ranging from small businesses slowly spreading their reach to Fortune 500 conglomerates with a global empire. Many times, the average consumer is oblivious to whether an establishment is operated by a franchisee, … Continue reading