We advise companies in navigating and complying with Vermont’s liquor licensing laws and regulations, including general licensing questions and regulatory compliance for licensees, wholesale dealers, manufacturers, and other certificate of approval holders. We also work with national licensing firms as local counsel.

Our clients include restaurants, bars, hotels, importers, manufacturers, management companies, ski associations, food services/catering companies, and grocery stores, from local businesses to nationally recognized brands which have or seek to have a presence in the State of Vermont.

In addition to consultation, we offer full-service, statewide representation in the licensing process, appeals, contract and franchise disputes, sale or transfer of licenses, regulatory compliance in the course of business restructuring, educational compliance, and violations. We have expert knowledge of the licensing statutes and regulations, have brought many successful applications through the Vermont Department of Liquor Control, and appeared on behalf of our clients before municipalities throughout the State.

We are members in good standing of the National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys and the Alliance of Alcohol Attorneys and Consultants.