In order to enter into and stay in business in Texas as an establishment that deals with alcoholic beverages in any way, you will need to have a liquor license issued by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). Although this is typically a straightforward process, often complications arise before as well as after a license has been issued that can have a negative impact on your business. That is why it is in the best interests of business owners to employ the services of an experienced lawyer to assist them in the application phase and beyond.
Alcohol License Attorney
An experienced alcohol license lawyer is able to assist businesses throughout the state of Texas with all phases of the liquor licensing process. They are able to provide full representation to protect your business interests in a broad range of activities including initial business formation and licensing, representation in business transactions, as well as defending your business against TABC violations.
TABC lawyers take a hands-on approach focusing on obtaining permits speedily and meeting the unique needs of each individual business seeking to sell or distribute alcohol in the state of Texas. They will interact directly with government agencies on your behalf to ensure that you and your employees are fully protected.
Typical businesses that need the service of an experienced TABC attorney include:
– Alcoholic beverage retailers
– Convenience stores that sell liquor
– Bars and pubs
– Liquor wholesalers
– Alcohol manufacturers
– Alcoholic suppliers in the entertainment industry
– Alcoholic beverage packaging industry
A TABC lawyer also provides regulatory compliance expertise and alcohol-related litigation cases with the Alcoholic Beverage Commision before the State Office of Administration Hearings, District Courts, County Courts, and Appellate Courts in the entire State of Texas, representing a variety of alcoholic beverage industries including retailers, importers, marketers, and manufacturers in all matters related to liquor license procedures and regulated operations.
As TABC attorneys we have in-depth knowledge of the particular federal liquor laws that apply to the state of Texas and are able to provide a wide range of TABC and TTB licensing and compliance-related services. In addition, we also help clients to obtain state and local approvals often associated with retail operations such as lottery retail licenses, tobacco products permits, specific use permits, local government certificates of occupancy, and other local authorizations. With our depth of experience, we are able to address any legal issues involving alcoholic beverages in Texas.