Recent Results

Liquor License For Large Nightclub Approved (Washington Heights)

Successfully obtained approval for an on-premise liquor license for one of the largest nightclubs in Manhattan despite opposition at the community board’s licensing committee and despite the fact that the New York Police Department and the New York State Liquor Authority shut down the previous owner and canceled his liquor license due to troubling series of violence.

Liquor Store License Approved in 3 ½ Months Despite Protest from Closest Competitor – Sold 2 Years Later in Highly Profitable Deal (East Harlem)

Successfully obtained approval for a liquor store license in East Harlem. The application was strongly opposed by its nearest competitor, a liquor store located just 2 blocks away. The application was approved before the Full Board of the State Liquor Authority on the basis of strong gross sales from neighboring stores and the fact that our client was committed to providing the largest array of wines and liquors from throughout Latin America in Manhattan. Two years later, our client decided to return to his native country in South America and sold the liquor store in a profitable deal.

Liquor Store License Approved Despite Another Liquor Store Across Street (Crown Heights)

Successfully represented client in opening a liquor store in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn and obtaining approval of her liquor store license despite the presence of another liquor store one block away, largely on the basis that the store would focus predominantly on carrying wines and spirits from New York and organic producers.

Wine Bar License Approved Despite Fierce Opposition By Local Park Preservation Organization (Flatiron)

Successfully obtained a wine tavern license in the popular Flatiron area of Manhattan. The application was opposed by a local park preservation organization before both Community Board 3 and the State Liquor Authority, and which had successfully protested two previous applicants at the location, resulting in their denial. The client, a classy Italian wine bar, agreed to several stipulations regarding closing time and crowd management, resulting in support from Community Board 3 and ultimately an approval by the State Liquor Authority.

Wine Store License Approved in Highly Competitive Tourist Area Despite Protests (Chinatown)

Represented and counseled client in launching a wine store and obtaining approval of his wine store license in the highly competitive Canal Street (Chinatown) area in Manhattan despite protests from neighboring wine and liquor stores arguing alleged saturation.

Sale of Large Nightclub (Inwood)

Represented seller in the sale of one of the largest nightclubs in Manhattan for approximately $1 million after it was shut down by the New York Police Department and the New York City Law Department and had its liquor license canceled.

Purchase of Stock Interest in Nightclub (Bronx)

Represented client in the negotiation and purchase of a 25% interest in one of the most successful nightclubs in the Bronx.

Wine Wholesale License Approved by SLA & TTB to Import From Spain

Represented client in launching a wine wholesale importing business which would import wine from Spain before the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and the New York State Liquor Authority.

Liquor Wholesale License Approved by SLA & TTB to Import From Jamaica

Represented client in obtaining a liquor wholesale license from the New York State Liquor Authority and required permits for importing and wholesale from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to import liquor from Jamaica.

Tavern Wine License Approved With Patio In the Face of Vocal Opposition From Local Block Association Representing High End Brownstones (Greenpoint)

Represented Nordic bar in successfully obtaining approval of its tavern wine license despite an aggressive and hostile campaign launched by the local block association which sought to keep the rows of brownstones in the area free from any semblance of nightlife. The process required numerous appearances before both CB 1 in Brooklyn and the SLA Full Board, as well as several rounds of negotiations with the block association.