Liquor Licenses And Restaurant Formation

Whether your dream is to open a bar or a restaurant in the Buffalo area, you will need the support of an experienced business lawyer. Our attorneys at The Tarantino Law Firm, LLP, will make sure you are fully compliant with the law in time for you to open your doors to the public. Call us at 716-849-6500.

The Liquor Licensing Process

Obviously, your bar or nightclub will need to sell drinks to succeed. The same is true for restaurants; even if food is going to be your main focus, you probably are still planning to serve beer, wine and cocktails. To do so in New York state, you must be licensed for on-premises consumption by the state Liquor Authority. The authority regulates liquor sales under the state's alcoholic beverage control statute, commonly known as the ABC Law.

The process of applying for a liquor license can be complex. The authority offers several types of licenses. Applying for the wrong license could seriously delay your ability to serve liquor legally and cost you needless fees.

Our attorneys will assist you in applying for the proper license on your behalf. We will help file all necessary paperwork promptly and make sure the required fields are completely filled out, so that you will not have to worry if your new establishment will be fully operational on opening night.

Legal Guidance Through Starting A Restaurant

Besides dealing with the Liquor Authority, we will help you deal with all the government agencies that regulate bars and restaurants. This is a highly specialized area of business law that few firms handle. We at The Tarantino Law Firm, LLP, are proud to assist restaurant and tavern owners.

For more information about how The Tarantino Law Firm, LLP, can help you set up your new bar or restaurant, please contact our Buffalo office at 716-849-6500. We represent business owners throughout the region, including Erie and Niagara counties.