Restaurants & Bars

We have successfully obtained liquor licenses for restaurants, bars, lounges, nightclubs and other businesses despite all obstacles and in the face of extreme opposition. Our experience is limitless.

Liquor Stores

We have been successful in obtaining approvals on some of the most difficult liquor store cases throughout New York City. We have seen it all. Our results speak for themselves.


We regularly appear before Administrative Law Judges and and the State Liquor Authority Full Board in contesting and resolving our client’s liquor licensing disciplinary matters in proceedings to revoke or cancel.


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My experience with Rodriguez Law, exceeded all my expectations. The fast and accurate turn-around time was impressive. I highly recommend anyone seeking a liquor license to give Mr. Rodriguez a call. Thank you so much and keep up the good work!

Glennys P., Imperial Wines & Liquors
Glennys P., Imperial Wines & Liquors

When it comes to opening a liquor store and getting your liquor store license fast and easy, Rodriguez Law, P.C. is the law firm to call. Mr. Argilio Rodriguez got my liquor store license in less than 3 months without any problem. Mr. Rodriguez explained and executed all the processes to follow in the application procedure. I never expected to be approved in such a short time. Thank you, Argilio!

Boanegi S., Carnaval Wine & Liquor Inc.
Boanegi S., Carnaval Wine & Liquor Inc.

If you want to open a liquor store, please call Mr. Argilio Rodriguez. Everyone told me that getting my liquor store license was going to take 9 to 12 months, but I got it in 3 months without any problems. Mr. Rodriguez is the best.

Edward C., Digital Liquor Store Corp.
Edward C., Digital Liquor Store Corp.

Mr. Argilio Rodriguez exemplifies professionalism, trust, dedication and concern for his clients through his work ethics and conduct.

Initially, Mr. Rodriguez was retained for liquor licensure services for my small business. Within 2 months of applying, I was approved for the license because of his high expertise in that area!

Mr. Argilio Rodriguez is indeed the "model attorney" because he is the epitome of what lawyering should be, i.e., involvement of both client and counsel while creating and maintaining a professional and trustworthy relationship.

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Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.

Due to my recent experience with Argilio Rodriguez we felt obligated to extend our gratitude by sharing our experience with a few words. Mr. Rodriguez displayed a great sense of conscientiousness as a attorney, was always diligent professional and to the point. He educated us trough out the legal representation and in my opinion that is priceless. Needless to say our experience with Attorney Argilio Rodriguez was excellent and as a very difficult case we where very happy with the results.


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Victor, E & G Liquors Inc.
Victor, E & G Liquors Inc.

Mr. Argilio Rodriguez represented me for a liquor store license SLA hearing. The reason I'm giving him a 5 star rating is because Mr. Rodriguez was honest in telling us both the pros and cons about our case. Mr. Rodriguez demonstrated a great deal of professionalism. Mr. Rodriguez created a well thought out presentation that best fit our case leaving no stone un-turned. Mr. Rodriguez is very sharp in his thinking. The overall experience has been great, and yes we got the license!

Boutique Wines and Liquors by R & B

Liquor License in 3 months !!!!!
Mr. Rodriquez came highly recommended by a family friend. We hired him to help us get a wine and liquor license for our liquor store. We got our license in 3 months!!!! During our process Mr Rodriguez was professional, prompt, stayed in communication and sharp. I would recommend and utilize him in the future. Simply one of the best attorneys!!!!!!

Rhoda D.

Argilio Rodriguez
He has been excellent guiding us through the process of our TTB and SLA applications successfully. He is extremely efficient and knowledgeable in this area of expertise and this translates into the high level of service he provides. We would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone who requires the type of services that he provides. It was indeed a pleasure working with him.

Ted. T., Island Flava Inc.
Ted T., Island Flava Inc.

Best Lawyer!
Argilio was originally referred to us by our accountant who highly recommended his services. When we met and throughout the entire process he proved to be fully knowledgeable, always attentive to all of our calls and questions for the months that we hired him. Amongst many great qualities, what we loved most about Argilio was his honesty and reliability. Thank you for all your help Mr. Rodriguez! Going forward we will forever recommend you.

Evelyn M., Fiesta Deluxe Bar & Lounge Inc.
Evelyn M., Fiesta Deluxe Bar & Lounge Inc.

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.

Availing Charges Against Wine Bar in Bay Ridge (Brooklyn) Dismissed By State Liquor Authority After Fierce Hearing

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Liquor License Approved Despite Lengthy and Troubling History of Previous Licensee Involving Violence and Numerous Sales to Minors (Bronx)

Represented one of the oldest nightlife establishments in the Bronx in obtaining approval of their liquor license before a hostile and aggressive community board, requiring several appearances and lengthy negotiations regarding stipulations to ensure public safety.