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WHEN APPLYING FOR A NEW LIQUOR LICENSE CAN YOUR COMPETITORS OBJECT?

The Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  The ABCC recently issued a decision that held that the City of Chicopee erred in refusing to grant a petition to transfer a license to a new proposed location that would have been operated by BJ’s Wholesalers. The license had been exercised for over 20 years by Winn Liquors, Inc., at a location Continue Reading...
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DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS IN MASSACHUSETTS FOR THOSE HOLDING AN INTEREST IN A LIQUOR LICENSE

The Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: Obtaining a retail on premise or off premise liquor license in Massachusetts requires full disclosure of all officers, directors and LLC managers of the licensee entity and every individual with a direct or indirect, beneficial or financial interest in the licensed business. G.L. c. 138, §15A and 204 CMR 2.01(6). Each license Continue Reading...
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Charity Wine License – Fill the Glass to Fill the Coffer

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: Charitable organizations seeking to host fundraising events deriving proceeds from the sale of wine is a great way to attract donors, but the charity must comply with alcoholic beverage licensing requirements and applicable regulations. The sale of wine at a charitable fundraiser falls within two distinct categories – Charity Wine Auction License (“CWAL”) Continue Reading...
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NEW FEDERAL TAX LAW COULD EXPAND CRAFT BREWERY INDUSTRY

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: On February 7, 2013, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal and another co-sponsor introduced a Bill in the House of Represenatives that is intended to stimulate the growing craft brewing industry in the United States.  Known as the Small BREW Act (Small Brewers Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act), the new law proposes to dramatically cut the Continue Reading...
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THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BREWERY LICENSES IN MASSACHUSETTS

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In order to legally produce and sell beer commercially, a brewer must be authorized to operate by obtaining both national and state approval.  The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau issues “TTB permits,” granting approval of a brewer’s operations on the national level.  All types of commercial brewers qualify for the same Continue Reading...
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