Willingham & Coté, P.C.
Hospitality & Alcohol Law

The Hospitality and Alcohol Law practice group at Willingham & Coté, P.C., takes pride in its ability to navigate Michigan’s complex alcohol beverage laws and regulations.

Our attorneys have substantial experience in handling a wide variety of Hospitality and Alcohol related matters including obtaining liquor licenses, transferring liquor licenses, sales or purchases of businesses with liquor licenses, representing licensees in administrative proceedings before the Liquor Control Commission or appeals to courts from adverse administrative rulings, as well as representing industry trade groups.

In addition, we assist our clients with Michigan Liquor Control Commission violations.  It is our goal to minimize penalties and to avoid license suspensions and/or revocations.  We also assist to educate our clients with the best practices to ensure compliance with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s regulations and the laws of the State of Michigan.

Our clients benefit from our in depth and “insider” knowledge of the Michigan regulatory system which comes from years of experience working in the field and, in the case of one of our attorneys, working as counsel for the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. We work to establish positive, working relationships with the investigators, commissioners and the attorney generals representing the Commission.  Our in-depth industry knowledge is buttressed by the broad resources of the law firm which include practices in tax, real estate, commercial litigation and estate planning.

Our hospitality and alcohol law attorneys have experience in the following areas of practice:

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Scott Breen

Scott A. Breen

Torree Breen

Torree J. Breen

Howard Goldberg

Howard E. Goldberg

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Anthony S. Kogut

Anthony S. Kogut

David Nelson

David M. Nelson