New York State Liquor Authority Licenses in NYC + LI

New York Liquor License

Even a rudimentary understanding of the costs that alcohol consumption can bring to a municipality, county or state will quickly illustrate why governments closely monitor and regulate liquor distribution through a liquor authority. Here in NY, the New York State Liquor Authority exists "for the protection, health, welfare and safety of the people of the State.” In pursuit of this mission, the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA):

  • Has the power to "regulate and control the manufacture and distribution within the state of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of … promoting temperance … and respect for and obedience to law,"
  • Is authorized to "determine whether public convenience and advantage will be promoted by the issuance of licenses to traffic in alcoholic beverages … and to carry out the increase or decrease in the number thereof and the location of premises licensed … in the public interest."

New York Liquor License Attorney

Though most alcohol and food service businesses acknowledge the need for the regulation of alcohol, it is nonetheless common that businesses disagree with the Liquor Authority’s decision regarding the issuance of liquor licenses. Community organizations can also have an interest in the approval or denial of a liquor license to a neighborhood establishment. If you disagree with a decision made by the New York State Liquor Authority and are considering contesting it, contact  the Law Offices of Mitchell S. Segal, P.C. - your local New York liquor license dispute attorney: 1-844-NY-LIQUORLAW for consultation.

A New York liquor license dispute attorney can investigate the New York Liquor Authority’s decisions to grant, deny or revoke liquor licenses in regard to numerous issues, including:

  • Wrongly denied liquor license applications
  • Bar noise and nuisance issues
  • Falsified liquor license applications

Do you own a hotel, restaurant, tavern, grocery or liquor store, club, theater, winery, microbrewery or liquor wholesale business in New York, and need assistance regarding a liquor license or other alcohol-related regulation? The SLA will require that your company provide extensive documentation regarding shareholders, income, property ownership and other aspects of its business. A liquor license lawyer, the Law Offices of Mitchell S. Segal, P.C., can guide you through the many steps required to comply with SLA requests and regulations.

Is your neighborhood concerned regarding a possibly disruptive liquor license granted to an establishment in your community, or of an already disruptive tavern or club? As a liquor license lawyer in Manhattan and Long Island, the Law Offices of Mitchell S. Segal, P.C.,  can meet with you and area residents, prepare your group for a hearing before the local community board and represent your organization in a public hearing before the New York State Liquor Authority with the goal of denying or revoking the venue’s liquor license or leveling fines.

If the success of your business or community depends on decisions made by the Liquor Authority, it makes sense to contact an attorney. Like almost all hearings before a governmental agency, hearings before the New York State Liquor Authority can be preceded by expense and delays and can turn on key evidence uncovered via a thorough investigation, and presented skillfully and persuasively by an experienced attorney. To help ensure the success of your dispute involving the New York State Liquor Authority, consider obtaining skilled and knowledgeable legal counsel, the Law Offices of Mitchell S. Segal, P.C.


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