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Komie and Associates

Illinois Liquor Licensing Attorney

Rockford liquor license defense attorney

Lawyer Representing Bars, Restaurants and Businesses in Liquor License Matters

Selling alcoholic beverages is a great way for bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and other establishments to turn a profit, but obtaining the necessary licenses to do so can be a surprisingly complex and time-consuming effort. Whether you are looking to obtain a new license, renew an existing license, or defend against claims of a license violation, an experienced attorney can help you navigate the process and ensure that you are meeting all your legal requirements.

Attorney Stephen M. Komie has more than 40 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of civil litigation cases, including many liquor licensing hearings and appeals. With the knowledge that Mr. Komie brings, you can rest assured that your rights and your business's interests will be protected in liquor licensing matters.

Liquor License Applications and Renewals

Applying for a liquor license can be a complicated process. Establishments will need to determine the applicable class of liquor license and complete the necessary applications and background checks to obtain a license from the city or municipality where their business is located. They will then need to apply for the correct type of license from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission and register with the United States Treasury Department's Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

The knowledgeable attorneys of Komie and Associates can help you navigate this process and meet all your requirements, allowing you to complete the license application process quickly and efficiently. We will ensure that your bar or restaurant follows local zoning laws, help you complete applications and any other required documentation, assist with preparing for inspections, help you meet any public notice requirements, and respond to any objections or opposition to your liquor license.

Defending Against Illinois Liquor License Violations

If you have been charged with a violation of your liquor license, such as operating with an improper license or selling alcohol to a minor, you may face fines, or your license could be suspended or revoked. In these cases, you need a skilled attorney who will aggressively advocate for you in negotiations with local or state officials and during any hearings or appeals.

Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of any alleged violations, gather evidence, and present arguments in your favor at a liquor license hearing. With our understanding of local and state laws, we can provide you with a robust defense that will help you ensure that your business will be able to continue operating.

A Skilled Attorney On Your Side

We can assist with liquor licensing issues involving a wide variety of businesses, including bars, restaurants, caterers, breweries, retailers, and distributors. Whether you are looking to obtain a license, renew or transfer a license, obtain a variation, or defend against license violation claims, our skilled attorneys can help you navigate the complex liquor licensing system and achieve the best results. Contact our Illinois liquor licensing attorneys today at 312-263-2800 to set up a free consultation. We serve clients in Chicago, Springfield, Rockford, Peoria, Quincy, East St. Louis, and throughout Illinois.

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