Liquor Licensing, Transfers and Acquisitions

At Blake & Ayaz, the attorneys have helped hundreds of clients obtain and maintain liquor licenses for their small or large businesses. The lawyers are up to date on federal, state and city laws, and they can help make sure your business meets the requirements.

Whether you need to maintain a current license, transfer an existing license or acquire a new license, the team is well equipped to handle the task. Call us at 714-479-8136 to speak with knowledgeable Los Angeles liquor licensing attorneys and get the legal support you need.

Representation For A Variety Of Liquor Licenses And Permits

Blake & Ayaz serves businesses, including hotels, bars, management companies, golf courses, fraternal organizations, producers, wholesalers/distributors, importers and retailers, and restaurants. Mr. Blake is a qualified expert witness relating to ABC issues, and the experienced attorneys are well known in the ABC industry. They stay current on developments in the law regarding the alcoholic beverage industry so that they can provide the best quality representation to help you achieve or transfer your license.

Common types of licenses and permits:

  • Cabaret license
  • Entertainment permit
  • Liquor license

How Can I Get My Liquor License?

Blake & Ayaz is the premier law firm in California for retail establishments such as bars, nightclubs, liquor stores, markets, gas stations, restaurants, wholesaler/importers, and all other food and beverage industries. The firm represents first-time entrepreneurs, multi-unit operators, large hotel chains and all other industry people.

The state of California possesses the exclusive right and power to license and regulate the manufacture, sale, purchase, possession and transportation of alcoholic beverages within the state. Understanding the applicable laws and applying them to each facility requesting a license can be a daunting process. Blake & Ayaz has mastered every aspect of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and constitutional provisions as outlined by the 14th Amendment that grants the state power to control, restrict and issue alcoholic beverage licenses. The firm handles all retail, wholesale and importers' liquor license applications. They also represent clients in all matters that arise throughout the lifetime of their liquor licenses, including the resolution of disciplinary matters, the filing of renewal applications, filing the various alterations and change applications that may be required, and the transfer of a license.

Because there is no inherent right for a citizen to engage in the business of selling alcohol, the city will often try and exercise their use of police power to prohibit the use and the manner involving the sale of alcohol. It is common for ABC to assert that a citizen is forbidden from selling alcohol due to public morals, health and safety, and thus, grant unreasonable conditions before issuing a license. Blake & Ayaz skillfully and aggressively contests such conditional uses unreasonably applied to alcoholic beverage licenses.

Call us at 714-479-8136 for more information or to schedule your consultation today.