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We work with clients on liquor licensing, including restaurants, bars, nightclubs, liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters, public entertainment venues, corporate campuses, golf courses, gas stations, wholesale distributors, breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

We actively assist businesses with liquor licensing in Las Vegas, Reno and throughout Nevada. The licensing process is different in each Nevada locality and our goal is to guide you through the process. We can help you with the following: - Licensing new locations
- Acquisitions of existing locations
- Hotel ownership and management relationships
- Ownership changes for existing licensed entities (change of stock ownership, change in members, etc.)
- Land Use Permits or modifying conditions in existing Land Use Permits
- License renewals
- Expansions of premises and remodeling
- Officer and director changes - Ownership cleanups (often in anticipation of the sale of a business)
- Key Employee licensing
We are available to handle the licensing process completely, or to advise you on particular questions. We start by assisting you to determine which license types are available, potential zoning or licensing issues, and the costs of the license.

We help manage and limit the personal disclosures required as part of liquor license applications as much as possible.

Key Employee compliance is very important for liquor retailers, especially for out of state businesses with multiple Nevada locations.

In most Nevada jurisdictions each retail location requires a person to be designated and licensed as a “Key Employee.” Usually a Key Employee is a store manager or supervisor. It is common for licensing agencies to inspect and verify that an approved Key Employee continues to be employed by the business and works at the location.

We know that liquor retailers are sensitive to the need for strict compliance with applicable law and that even the best managed business can have an employee who fails to do something that results in an administrative violation. We assist clients respond to administrative compliance actions and can work with you to develop procedures to minimize the occurrence of compliance problems in the future by. If necessary we represent businesses through the administrative process to resolve the issue.
The laws regulating liquor manufacturers, distributors and sellers are unique compared to other types of businesses. We counsel clients on legal issues arising among the “three tiers” of liquor businesses: suppliers, distributors and retailers. These are known as “tied house” rules, which are particularly important in evaluating marketing and promotional matters between suppliers and retailers.

We have assisted businesses successfully introduce alcohol into their existing locations to add a new revenue stream. With alcohol, what may seem like a common sense business practice in another field may inadvertently cause serious problems for a regulated business. We can counsel on all aspects of alcoholic beverage law compliance.