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Liquor law: one of CT’s most complex, regulated legal spheres

On Behalf of | Dec 3, 2019 | Business Formation & Planning |

It’s hardly surprising that laws surrounding the manufacture, distribution and sale of liquor in Connecticut are among the state’s most complex and exacting, is it?

After all, alcohol is a closely regulated product. It is immediately understandable that clear and routinely enforced rules must exist to govern its production, consistency and overall quality.

Moreover, the alcohol industry is a cash cow for state government, with taxes from sales and linked activities injecting many millions of dollars into government coffers annually. Criminal justice authorities have a vested interest in laws relevant to consumption (e.g., underage drinking, drunk driving). And special interest groups with varied agendas abound.

We spotlight — indeed, underscore with emphasis – the industry’s inherent complexity at Berdon, Young & Margolis. We note on our firm’s website “the application of complex state and federal laws and regulations, and often the intersection of local zoning, fire and health regulations” that prominently mark liquor law’s sphere.

And we have long played a key role in securing the rights of industry participants and optimally promoting their legal interests as they operate diverse businesses within the broad liquor law realm.

Candidly, the firm has been a central go-to source for industry clients for many years. One of BYM’s principal attorneys commands decades of experience in this singular legal area, and has served in top-tier positions for multiple industry groups.

Connecticut sellers, distributors and makers of spirits, beer and wine routinely confront challenges – as well as embrace attractive opportunities – across a wide universe of liquor law considerations. Daily concerns range widely from permits and myriad licenses to administrative requirements entailing hearings and compliance proceedings. Industry principals focus on matters tied to sale/merger activities, legal disputes, financing, realty acquisitions, lease negotiations and myriad other matters.

Tailored and proven legal input routinely promotes their best interests as they seek to secure best-case results for their businesses. An experienced Connecticut liquor law legal team can provide further information.