Alcohol & Regulated Products Law

Genova Burns’ Alcohol, Food & Beverage Law Practice Group helps businesses seeking alcohol-beverage licenses navigate the myriad local, state and federal compliance issues that come with this process. The Group’s attorneys use their corporate and transactional law experience to help clients efficiently and effectively navigate the regulatory landscape with respect to the manufacture, distribution, sale and consumption of licensed alcoholic beverages.

Comprehensive Guidance for Alcohol Beverage Industry Clients

Our attorneys have extensive experience with the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) and partnerships with leading industry groups, such as the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild and the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA). They lecture often on alcohol and beverage law and provide advice to domestic and international manufacturers, distributors and retailers on all aspects of federal, state and local alcohol and beverage licensing and compliance.

Licensing, Regulatory Compliance and Defense

We advise New Jersey restaurants, hotels, bars, nightclubs, resorts and venues with concessionaries as well as on liquor, catering and special-event licensing regulations as well as manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers of liquor, wine and beer on the laws governing these activities. We counsel our clients in:

  • Alcohol and beverage legislation
  • Commercial contracts
  • Dispute resolution
  • E-commerce and Internet marketing
  • Employee and labor management
  • Intellectual property
  • Interstate and international trade and shipping
  • Land use, leasing and approvals
  • Marketing and advertising compliance
  • Non-compete/non-disclosure agreements
  • Regulatory compliance and enforcement actions

Craft Beer and Spirits

New Jersey's alcoholic beverage industry has developed with the increasing popularity of craft beer and spirits. We guide our clients through the process of financing, establishing, acquiring and managing craft-alcohol production facilities, including entity formation, document drafting and negotiation, licensing and registration.

Multi-Disciplinary Approach: Our Alcohol & Regulated Products Law Practice Group offers a “one-stop shop” to our clients, leveraging expertise of their colleagues who specialize in other areas such as real estate, construction, labor and employment, and general corporate and tax law to provide practical, business-minded and cost-efficient advice on all aspects of their liquor-related businesses.

Michael K. Fortunato
Associate
973.646.3284

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William F. Harrison
Partner
973.535.4430

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Keith A. Krauss
Counsel
973.535.4441

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James J. McGovern III
Partner
973.535.7122

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Charles J. Messina
Partner
973.646.3278