Appeals Of Liquor And Beer License Revocations

Having your license/permit suspended or revoked does not mean the end of your business. An appeals process is available to help protect your success and maintain operations at your liquor store, bar, restaurant, brewery or other alcohol distribution business.

The appeals process, however, can be complex and challenging. You may have to go through more than one hearing process depending upon the number and/or type of liquor license or beer permit you have.

Fortunately, there is a law firm with the skills to help you restore your license or permit. At the Law Office of Rob McKinney, we offer experienced counsel to businesses throughout Tennessee.

Call us at 615-686-2115 to arrange a free consultation with a liquor license defense lawyer.

Experience Serving On A Beer Board

Attorney Rob McKinney not only has vast experience in hearings and trial work (as a criminal defense lawyer), but he also served for several years on a local beer permit board. He knows firsthand what these government agencies will look for when assessing the appeal of your beer or liquor license suspension appeal.

He will work with you personally to ensure liquor/permit applications are effective and your business remains compliant with complex liquor laws in Tennessee. If you end up facing a liquor license revocation or beer permit revocation, he will represent your interests in:

  • Beer Permit Board Hearings — County-level beer permit boards typically have a relatively informal process for appeals. The rules of evidence do not always apply in the appeals process. Board members are appointed by the county executive.
  • Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Hearings — Appeals through the TABC administrative process follow a more formal process. They take place before an administrative law judge (ALJ).

Demonstrating Your Commitment To Compliance

Every case will involve a different set of circumstances. Sometimes demonstrating to the board that you have implemented business practices that help you remain compliant with liquor laws can help you regain your license or permit.

Our legal team can help you understand what options are available and make sure you have the best chance possible at a reinstated license or permit in Tennessee. Reach our office in Nashville, Tennessee, online or by telephone at 615-686-2115.