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RENEWING YOUR LICENSE FOR 2013

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  The Licensing Board for the City of Boston (“the Board”) has issued an advisory letter concerning the procedures for renewing your current license for 2013 At the end of October this year, each licensee will be sent a packet containing the renewal application and all related documents, as well as instructions on renewal Continue Reading...
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AFTER A RESTAURANT IS EVICTED FROM ITS LOCATION, ITS LICENSE REMAINS ON AS THE TENANT

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:   A restaurant or liquor store that possesses a liquor license and rents its premises from a landlord has a right to occupy that premise provided that it has a written lease or a month-to-month tenancy with the landlord.  When the lease ends, however, or the tenant is otherwise evicted from the premises, it Continue Reading...
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“Trading” in Alcoholic Beverage Licenses Can Be Dicey

  Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: The owner of an alcoholic beverage license possesses a significant and transferable asset, the value of which depends upon the “market” for such licenses in the municipality where the license was issued.  The owner of an all alcoholic beverage license for on-premises service in Boston, for example, can sell its license to Continue Reading...
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Le Dîner en Blanc Event

The Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C. recently acted as legal counsel to Le Dîner en Blanc, relating to the license that was necessary to serve wine to its guests.  Robin Sosnow, from the Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C., pictured here with friends, decided to attend the event herself to check out the scene, and here is Continue Reading...
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TRANSFERRING CONTROL OVER YOUR LICENSED BUSINESS WITHOUT APPROVAL CAN RENDER SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: Under Massachusetts law, any individual or corporation may transfer any existing alcoholic beverages license held under ch. 138 to another individual or corporation, provided that the local licensing authority and the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”) approves the requested transfer. When licensed businesses transfer managerial duties or other privileges of a license to Continue Reading...
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