The alcoholic beverage industry is heavily regulated, containing many nuances and pitfalls that even the most diligent business owner may have trouble navigating. The Law Office of Robert J. McGovern specializes in attorney services for the alcoholic beverage and hospitality industry by working closely with our clients to develop specific strategies for your business. Whether you are opening a brewery or restaurant, package store or food truck, or are a wholesaler or importer, we take you step-by-step to prepare applications, conduct outreach, and appear before governing bodies to acquire all the necessary licenses and permits to open and operate your business.  

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Business Start-Up and Development

Running a business is demanding. There are countless legal, business, financial and operational factors to consider. Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for years, we will tailor solutions to your specific issues, providing legal counsel and guidance along the way. 

  • Business Formation and Acquisition
  • Licenses and Permits 
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
  • Financing
  • Real Estate - Leasing, Zoning, Purchase and Sale, and Development
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property

Learn More About Our Start-Up Business Services Here

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Licensing & Regulatory Compliance

Whether you are opening a brewery, restaurant, package store, food truck, or any kind of retail store, our office will guide you through the federal, state, and local licensing processes from start to finish to ensure you are in compliance.


Government Relations & Community Outreach

Navigating the appropriate governmental agencies and establishing a good rapport with the surrounding community is essential to the licensing process. Our office has extensive experience representing clients before administrative boards and community organizations. We will tailor a plan specifically designed to promote your business to ensure its success through the permitting process. 

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Zoning & Land Use Strategies

The location of your business can be one of the most important initial decisions a company will make. A number of factors influence this your choice, but an overlooked aspect is proper zoning. Depending on the town or city, the zoning process can take a significant amount of time. Our office will guide you through the zoning process to successfully obtain the proper permits in an efficient manner.