Case Study: Overcoming Time Constraints and Encumberances

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Client: Our Boston client, a recently closed restaurant/bar in the financial district, seamlessly renewed their license while awaiting transfer approval. Challenge: The Financial District restaurant/bar closed after two years in business. Upon closing, the lender had foreclosed on the license and was in need of local counsel, valuation, and marketing of the license – the […]

Health Care Requirements and Deadlines


By David Heather Regional Vice President, The Householder Group Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have access to insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance exchanges (Exchanges). Open enrollment under the Exchanges will begin on Oct. 1, 2013.  ACA requires employers to provide all new hires and […]

Assessing the “Public Need” of a Liquor License

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By John P. Connell, Esq. Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C. In order to acquire a liquor license for a location not previously licensed, you must demonstrate “public need.” There may be both support and opposition regarding your application. Several factors are considered when assessing “public need.” Acquiring a liquor license for a location […]

New Liquor License for Chains

Liquor Licenses for Chains

Utah adds new liquor license for chains Protection against Liquor License Shortages The Salt Lake City Tribune reports on a new category of liquor license now available in Utah which makes it easier for chain restaurants to sell alcohol.  The new liquor license for chains, which came into effect in May, allows chain holders to […]

Bipartisan Liquor Licensing Boards

BIpartisan Liquor Licensing Boards in Massachusetts

Bipartisan Liquor Licensing Boards a Must Massachusetts State Law affects make up of Licensing Boards The Salem News reports on how a little known law in Massachusetts that requires licensing boards in the state to have at least one Democrat and one Republican is affecting the makeup of boards in Beverly and Salem. The state […]

Boston City Council Public Hearing on Home Rule Petition & Liquor License Process: August 14, 2013

Boston City Council Public Hearing on Councilor Ayanna Pressley's Home Rule Petition

Home Rule Petition to Return Authority of the Liquor License Process to the City of Boston Offered by Councilor Pressley Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 2pm.  During this public hearing, Boston City Council will discuss the recent Home Rule Petition filed by Councilor Ayanna Pressley to change the current Liquor License […]

Pennsylvania may approve out of state direct to home wine shipments

PA may approve out of state direct to home wine shipments

Pennsylvania may approve out of state direct to home wine shipments The Morning Call of Leigh Valley, Pennsylvania reports that there is growing bipartisan support in the Pennsylvania Legislature to legalize direct shipment of wines from out of state wineries to people’s homes in the state.  The Legislature is currently also in midst of largely […]

Guns in North Carolina Bars

Guns in North Carolina Bars

Guns in North Carolina Bars reports that North Carolina is on the brink of allowing people  with conceal-carry permits to bring guns into the state’s bars, as long as bar owners allow the practice.  The Legislature has passed the bill recently and the state’s governor is set to sign it into law soon, joining […]