At the Law Offices of Ronald J. Axelrod & Associates, P.C., we work closely with business owners throughout Rochester, New York.  After representing businesses in New York for years, our liquor license attorneys in Rochester, NY understand that area businesses often rely on their ability to serve alcohol and the importance of their liquor license.  A valid liquor license or permit is typically required to lawfully serve, distribute or sell alcohol even when liquor is not the primary product of your business.  

Our experienced liquor license attorneys in Rochester NY understand the time-sensitive nature of quickly obtaining your license and work to expedite the processing of your liquor license application.  If your license is in jeopardy, we can represent you in a hearing to prevent its seizure.  

Assisting All Members of the Food and Beverage Industry

At the Law Offices of Ronald J.  Axelrod & Associates, P.C., we regularly assist members of the food and beverage industry, including:

  • Bar owners
  • Restaurateurs
  • Liquor stores
  • Microbrewers
  • Hoteliers
  • Liquor importers
  • Wineries
  • Manufactures
  • Wholesalers
  • Distributors
  • Private clubs
  • Caterers

How We Help

We can help you obtain the necessary liquor license that you need, such as the on-premises liquor license which is standard for restaurants, nightclubs, theaters and other facilities to sell liquor, wine, beer or cider on their premises.  To receive a liquor license, your business must meet and maintain specific requirements.  We assist you with the liquor license application process and explain the eligibility criteria to obtain this type of license.  Our seasoned liquor license attorneys closely monitor your application until it is approved.  Our extensive experience allows us to anticipate potential problems and we can devise ways to overcome them so that your license is not delayed or denied.  We can also discuss your ongoing responsibilities related to your liquor license and compliance guidelines.  

In addition to helping you obtain the appropriate liquor license for your business and guiding you through the application process, our experienced liquor license attorneys can provide the following legal assistance:

  • Assist with renewal applications
  • Obtain special events permits for your event
  • Assist with pre-import letters, COLA registrations and state-level brand registrations
  • Provide guidance for ongoing compliance with licensing laws
  • Prepare and submit requests for advisory opinions
  • Obtain declaratory rulings on whole issues
  • Defend businesses charged with licensing violations
  • Represent business owners at disciplinary and compliance hearings in front of the New York State Liquor Authority

Our seasoned liquor licensing lawyers in Rochester, New York assist you with resolving any issues that threaten the standing of your liquor license.  

Contact Us to Get Started

For more than 35 years, New York businesses have turned to Ron Axelrod for legal assistance.  The Law Offices of Ronald J. Axelrod & Associates, P.C. can assist you with all aspects of obtaining and maintaining your liquor license, as well as any matter pertaining to the Alcohol Beverage Control Law.  Our experienced liquor licensing lawyers in Rochester, New York ensure that the liquor licensing process goes as smoothly as possible for your business.  To learn more and to schedule a confidential consultation, call us at 585-203-1020.