Liquor and Licensing Compliance

Lathrop Gage has a team of experienced attorneys and paralegals who assist clients obtain and renew business licenses of all types.  These include liquor licenses as well as other  licenses and permits that may be required for such businesses as restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, golf courses, airlines, and movie theaters, to name a few.   

We can assemble the documentation and other information required by regulatory agencies and guide the client through interviews and background investigations. Timing is especially important in the handling of applications for liquor licenses; we follow the progress of applications through any required regulatory or legislative meetings or hearings to assure that each license is issued at the appropriate time. Our attorneys can assist with the remediation of any violation of liquor laws that may occur.  Kansas and Missouri also have certain residency requirements with which we can help for liquor licenses.

We represent several large chains of restaurants, hotels, and convenience stores, in addition to other businesses requiring liquor licensing. We also assist franchisees form their businesses and obtain the licenses and permits they need.   As a full service law firm, Lathrop Gage is able to assist clients nationwide in other areas of law that figure in licensing, for example, labor and employment matters, negotiation of commercial leases, and zoning.