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HL Liquor License Lawyers

The alcohol beverage industry is one of the most heavily regulated sections of the economy and liquor store owners, hotels and the establishments that sell liquor need the services of a liquor license lawyer. In the modern age when minors look old enough to take alcohol and advancement in the production of fake IDs, it is paramount that you contract the best liquor license lawyers in Long Island, New York.

The Spodek Law Group is a premier law firm service driven for excellent services in Long Island. We take on fewer clients since we ensure that you get the best representation that we can offer from start to finish. With over 50 years of combined experience, we guarantee to give you professional services to deal with your suit against the Alcoholic Beverage Commission. In this guide, we explore the practice areas where liquor licensing lawyers come in handy.

Procurement of a Liquor License

The process of acquiring a liquor license can be a lengthy one, especially for a first-time entrepreneur. Whether you are starting a liquor store, a hotel where you will be serving alcohol, or a brewery, liquor license lawyer can help you out. We work with you every step of the way to navigate the murky waters of liquor licensing process and sometimes on your behalf when you have other things to attend to so that you handle the day to day operations of your business.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
RajRaj
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.
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There are various laws in the New York such as the 200 feet and the 500 feet rule that will prohibit you from opening a liquor-selling establishment in certain parts of the city. We ensure to advise you accordingly and ensure that you start your business within the confines of the law.

Help in Staying Compliant

Regulations change overnight, and you might think you are compliant only to be served by the ABC. The liquor license lawyers at the Spodek Law Group work near the regulators to help our clients stay informed and compliant with new and existing regulations. It is our joy to see you keep your business open as long as you can without brushing off with the law.

We understand that the legal jargon is confusing to individuals outside the legal profession. We strive to explain and interpret the law for you so that you can make informed decisions before opening your establishment and during its operations.

Mitigating Liquor License Violations

In the process of doing business, you might find yourself in the unfortunate event that you have violated your liquor license. It might be that you have served or sold alcohol to minors, sold liquor past the stipulated time, sold multiple drinks at a fixed price, or you have been nabbed in a sting operation. The liquor license lawyers at the Spodek Law Group have the experience to help you resolve any license suspensions as well as help you avoid future violations that could lead to a revocation of your license.

Defending Your Liquor License

The ABC usually conducts random sting operations, and you could be nabbed in one. They will most likely send an undercover agent seeking to buy a drink, if you sell to them without verifying their age, you could get the license suspended or revoked depending on the number of strikes you have. Other times they will send a minor and should you make the mistake of supplying them with alcohol, you are done for good. We will help you in understanding the sting operation conduct, and if the undercover agent or minor did not follow it to the letter, you might have a chance at defending your liquor license.

At the Spodek Law Group, our liquor license lawyers have a high success rate in defending liquor licenses. Should you get a notice that you have violated the regulations of your liquor license, contact us immediately. We can help you with issues that might bar you from doing business on long island.

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