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Michigan Liquor Licenses

Comprehensive Service in Liquor License Matters

Anyone involved with the restaurant or hospitality industry in Michigan understands that a liquor license is a double-edged sword — while it's a reliable source of profits, it's also a closely regulated privilege that can expose the licensee to a host of legal issues.

At Adkison, Need, Allen, & Rentrop, our range and depth of service for businesses, large and small, can benefit operators of restaurants, bars, convenience stores, hotels, golf courses, bowling alleys, gas stations, wholesale wineries, brew pubs and any retail or wholesale outlet in need of a liquor license, or those seeking advice about liquor license issues.

Contact a lawyer at our office in Bloomfield Hills to learn more about our experience with alcoholic beverage regulation.

Leading Liquor Industry/Service Attorneys

Our liquor licensing team, Kelly Allen, Jessica Hallmark, Laura Peters, and Marcia Webster, have made liquor industry regulation the primary focus of their practice.

Together with our business and litigation attorneys, they can cover the complete spectrum of legal services for any Michigan business or out of state business involved with liquor sales in Michigan in any way. We provide sound advice and prompt service on such problems as the following:

  • Initial applications to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC)
  • Special Liquor license applications in a redevelopment district or area
  • City or township zoning and license approval
  • Business formation and registration
  • Purchase and sale of businesses such as bars, liquor stores, liquor wholesalers, golf courses, convenience stores, gas stations, and other retailers
  • Transfers of ownership or location
  • Valuation of liquor licenses and other business assets
  • Advice about regulatory compliance, violations, and state or local enforcement proceedings
  • Advice about local liquor rules and ordinances
  • Michigan state lottery licensing
  • Michigan State WIC and Food Stamp licensing
  • Advice for out-of-state clients interested in doing business in Michigan
  • Representation at MLCC hearings

Our practice on behalf of companies engaged in liquor sales is statewide, from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo to Detroit including north to Traverse City.

We know what Michigan liquor regulators need to see on your application.

Our clients benefit not only from the experience of our lawyers in obtaining and protecting their Michigan liquor licenses, but also from that of Licensing Specialist, Laura Peters. Ms. Peters worked as an investigator for the MLCC for 14 years, and her insight into what the commission expects to see on an application can save our clients a great deal of time, money and uncertainty.

Adkison, Need, Allen, & Rentrop helps businesses from startup to merger and can handle any problem that comes up along the way. Whether your company needs general counsel services or help with a particular liquor licensing or enforcement problem, we can advise and represent you. Contact one of our attorneys in Bloomfield Hills for additional information.