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You've Been Served a Liquor Violation - Now What?

posted on November 20, 2019 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Alcohol Beverage

              Most people fail to understand the great expense and the time consuming c...

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The Half-Mile Rule Is Dead: At Least for Now

posted on April 17, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

    In 1968, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission established an administrative rule that generally prevented a retail store from ob...

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The “Half-Mile Rule” Survives: Existing Spirits Retailers Celebrate

posted on April 28, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

Grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, and other stores that sell spirits for consumption off the licensed premises are required to obtain ...

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posted on February 28, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

  All businesses desiring to manufacture, import, distribute, or sell alcohol to consumers must obtain proper licenses and permits from the Mi...

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New Law Restricts Issuance of Beer and Wine Licenses

posted on February 23, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

Effective in 2017, the Michigan Legislature changed the law related to a business owner’s ability to obtain a license to sell beer and...

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Gas Stations and Alcohol Beverage Licensing: What You Need to Know

posted on January 31, 2017 by Scott A. Breen

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

The Michigan Legislature has been active in the past few years in the area of alcohol beverage licensing.  One of the most notable changes a...

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Opening a Restaurant or Liquor Store: What You Need to Know About Liquor Licenses

posted on March 15, 2016 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

Locating the Necessary Michigan Liquor License  Many people have dreams of opening their own restaurant, brewpub, bar, grocery store, o...

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Welcome Back Students: A Business Guide to Serving Alcohol Legally

posted on September 01, 2015 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Criminal Law, Amanda Pileggi

School’s out for the summer, but, unlike Alice Cooper’s famous song, it is most certainly not out forever.  If you live in the Lansi...

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Transfers of Liquor Licenses: A Quicker Process

posted on May 12, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

In December of 2013, a new Michigan law was enacted to provide a much quicker process to obtain a liquor license.  This law allows the issuance o...

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Making This Holiday A Safe One

posted on December 23, 2012 by Willingham & Cote

Divorce & Family Law, Troy Clarke, Alcohol Beverage, Criminal Law

As a criminal defense attorney, I have seen firsthand that an unfortunate companion to the holiday season is a spike in drunk driving incidents on New...

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