Restaurant Law & Liquor Licenses

Involved every step of the way

  1. We will personally visit your business and access any potential issues with securing a license.
  2. Review your lease to make sure it meets the license application requirements.
  3. Attorney self -certify the application significantly reducing the license processing time saving you months of waiting time.
  4. If application requires an appearance at the local community board we will help you prepare as well as be there with you.

If you are looking to obtain a liquor license for a bar, restaurant, lounge or nightclub in New York City call Isauro Fernandez, Esq at 212-520-1185

Some of the permitting and licensing applications with the New York Liquor Authority that we can help you with:

  • On-Premise Licenses (Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Cabarets, and Catering Establishments)
  • Off-Premise Liquor Licenses (Liquor Stores, Wine Stores, Grocery Stores)
  • Permits (Catering Permit or Temporary Beer-Wine-Cider Permit, Warehouse Permits)
  • License Renewals
  • “Seasonal” Licenses
  • “Alteration” Application
  • “Change in Class” Application
  • “Corporate Change” Application,
  • “Add Bar” Application
  • “Endorsement” Application

Types of Liquor Licenses available:

  • OP = Full liquor license which permits on premises consumption of all types of alcoholic beverages. Also permits sale of beer for off premises consumption.
  • HL = Hotel liquor license which permits on premises consumption of all types of alcoholic beverages.
  • CL = Club liquor license which permits on premises consumption of all types of alcoholic beverages to members of club and their guests.
  • RW = Restaurant Wine liquor license that permits the on premises consumption of wine and beer.
  • EB = Eating Place Beer liquor license that permits the on premises consumption of beer.
  • L = Liquor store license which permits sale of liquor and wine for off premises consumption.
  • A/DS = Grocery store/drug store liquor license which permits sale of beer for off premises consumption.
  • AX/DX = Grocery store/drug store liquor license which permits sale of beer and wine coolers for off premises consumption.

Liquor License Violations

If the State Liquor Authority believes you have violated the Alcohol and Beverage Control Law they will serve you with what is called a “Notice of Pleading” outlining the charges you have allegedly violated. This Notice must be answered.

If you have received a Notice of Pleading issued by the New York State Liquor Authority and need an attorney to fight for you, call Isauro Fernandez, Esq at 212-520-1185.