Many business owners throughout Tennessee have a do-it-yourself spirit, but going it alone can do you harm when it comes to the law. You may end up costing yourself and your business significantly if you try to gloss over your legal matters.
Make sure you are cognizant of the rules and regulations that govern your industry. Have an experienced attorney help you obtain and keep a license to serve alcohol.
Call the Law Office of Rob McKinney today at 615-686-2115 for a free consultation.
Before You Invest, Know The Laws That Govern Your Industry
We have seen many clients proceed with a new business venture without considering the nuances of liquor law. For example, they may build too close to residential housing, and as a result cannot get the licenses they need to operate the business as planned.
This kind of oversight can cause significant losses for a business. At the Law Office of Rob McKinney, we advise our clients to secure experienced counsel at the outset of business formation and TABC certification — especially when it involves owning a bar, restaurant, liquor store or other establishment that distributes wine or spirits.
Dealing With The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)
The TABC regulates the sale and distribution of spirits and wine throughout Tennessee ( beer permits are regulated by county-level boards). Liquor law violations and noncompliance issues are handled by the Law Enforcement division of the TABC. This group of special agents may organize and carry out stings that expose violations.
Fortunately, many violations that cause suspended or revoked liquor licenses are handled through administrative hearings within the TABC, rather than within the Tennessee criminal justice system. These hearings demand thorough preparation. Businesses are well-advised to have legal representation to present a case for restored licenses.
Let Us Help You
Discuss your case with an experienced lawyer during a free initial consultation and case evaluation regarding obtaining a liquor license or keeping it. Call attorney Rob McKinney at 615-686-2115 or reach our firm online for more information. We have an office in Nashville, Tennessee, and represent clients throughout the state.