Liquor License Law: Sale, Purchase, Transfer, Renewal and Defense of Claims
New Jersey’s laws concerning liquor license sales, purchases and transfers are daunting and complex. New Jersey has some of the most restrictive licensing laws in the nation when it comes to alcoholic beverages. The New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) regulates the sale of alcoholic beverages and the conduct of licensees through the issuance and enforcement of licenses.
The ABC requires that a comprehensive application for a retail alcoholic beverage license be submitted to it and the appropriate municipality. The application is complex and must be submitted along with appropriate documentation, background checks, financial disclosures and published notices of the proposed transaction(s). Common questions asked are: How do you apply for a retail liquor license? Is it a person-to-person transfer? Is it a place-to-place transfer? How and who do I submit the application to? After issuance of a license, how do a I defend a charge by the ABC that my licensed business is not in compliance?
Having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can make all the difference in getting an approval and we can assist in the preparation of all paperwork necessary from the initial purchase and sale agreement to the application materials for transfer and renewal. If you need help, our attorneys can help you navigate this complex process. If necessary, we can also address any issues raised including the defense of any violations brought against your business by the ABC.
We are proud to provide the quality counsel and service that businesses rely on to protect their interests. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you. To arrange that meeting, call our law offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, at 856-320-5322 or contact us online.