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ABCC RESTRUCTURES APPLICATION PROCESS FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSES

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: A new policy has been adopted by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”) to simplify the application process for persons seeking retail alcoholic beverage licenses, such as those authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages at restaurants, pubs, lounges and liquor stores.  Effective Tuesday, May 28, 2013, the process aims to alleviate the delay Continue Reading...
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WHEN IS A SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISEMENT FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW?

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  On May 13, 2013, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and  Trade Bureau (“TTB”) created an alcoholic beverage industry circular to clarify rules regarding advertising practices for businesses in the alcoholic beverage industry. Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (“CFR”) generally regulates such advertising practices within this industry. In light of society’s Continue Reading...
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THE LEGAL GUIDE TO ESTABLISHING A BREWERY IN MASSACHUSETTS

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  When establishing a brewery in Massachusetts, there are many legal factors to consider. Depending on the type of brewery business sought, different legal duties and regulations will be imposed on the applicant for a license. Awareness of these varying legal implications is crucial. To view our Firm’s “Legal Guide to Establishing a Brewery Continue Reading...
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ASSESSING THE “PUBLIC NEED” OF A LIQUOR LICENSE

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  When approving the grant or transfer of a liquor license, a local licensing authority (“LLA”) determines the license’s “public need.”  Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 138, § 23, a LLA has the authority to approve the grant or transfer of a license “with a view only to serve the public need and in such Continue Reading...
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DOES A LOCAL LICENSING BOARD HOLD AUTHORITY TO ROLLBACK A LICENSEE’S HOURS?

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  Under Massachusetts law, when a local licensing authority (“LLA”) takes action to “modify” a licensee’s license, the licensee can normally appeal that action to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”) for a hearing. M.G.L. c. 138, §67.  However, where a LLA decreases or otherwise changes the hours a licensee is authorized to sell Continue Reading...
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