• News

Recent News From Gray|Robinson

  • As State Legislatures Conclude Their Work, Florida Weighs in with New Alcohol Laws

    As State Legislatures Conclude Their Work, Florida Weighs in with New Alcohol Laws

    Published: 17 Apr 2018

    April 17, 2018 By: Miami Liquor License Attorney, Alcohol Law and Food Law Attorney Valerie Haber A Summary of the 2018 Florida Legislative Session & Florida’s Alcohol Beverage Law As Spring finally arrives, many state legislatures are concluding this year’s session of lawmaking.  In some jurisdictions, the changes to state alcohol laws have been minimal.  Fo...

    Read More

  • GrayRobinson Stays on Top of Liquor Law, Rule & Non-Rule Policy Changes for Clients

    GrayRobinson Stays on Top of Liquor Law, Rule & Non-Rule Policy Changes for Clients

    Published: 16 Mar 2018

    March 16, 2018 By: John J. Harris, Government Consultant, Nationwide Alcohol Industry Team The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco typically does not have a legislative package proposing new or amended state policies for our Legislature and Governor’s approval. 2017 was an exception. The Division, after studying temporary license fee receipts for transfer, change of ...

    Read More

  • New Law Opens Door for Orlando Restaurant Liquor Licenses

    New Law Opens Door for Orlando Restaurant Liquor Licenses

    Published: 13 Mar 2018

    By: Valerie Haber, Attorney GrayRobinson’s Nationwide Alcohol Industry Team With the passage of House Bill 1447 on March 8th, the Florida Legislature paved the way for smaller Orlando restaurants to obtain full liquor licenses. Approved by a Senate vote of 38-0, the bill reduces the square footage and seating requirements for restaurants in the Orlando “Downtown Restaurant Area” to qualify...

    Read More

  • Aluminum Tariffs & Trade Wars: Impact on the Beer Industry, and Perhaps Much More

    Aluminum Tariffs & Trade Wars: Impact on the Beer Industry, and Perhaps Much More

    Published: 06 Mar 2018

    By: Richard M. Blau, Chair, Nationwide Alcohol Beverage Law  The current administration in Washington D.C. has promised to impose new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Current reports suggest a twenty-five percent (25%) tariff will be imposed on imported steel, with a ten percent (10%) tariff added to the cost of imported aluminum. Enterprising pundits are atwitter over the ...

    Read More

  • New York Governor's Executive Budget Includes Benefits for State Alcohol Industry

    New York Governor's Executive Budget Includes Benefits for State Alcohol Industry

    Published: 29 Jan 2018

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed his FY2019 Executive Budget, and it includes several provisions that will benefit the state’s tourism industry generally, as well as the growing craft alcohol beverage industry in particular.   Buried in the budget is a provision that amends the definition of a Hotel under the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control ("ABC") Law Sect...

    Read More

  • Alcohol and Marijuana: California ABC Issues New Guidance on the Interplay Between the Alcohol and Cannabis Industries

    Alcohol and Marijuana: California ABC Issues New Guidance on the Interplay Between the Alcohol and Cannabis Industries

    Published: 22 Jan 2018

    On January 18, 2018, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control released an advisory that outlines the agency’s policies about legalized cannabis and marijuana relative to licensees that sell alcohol beverages. The advisory, titled “Cannabis and Alcoholic Beverages”, uses a FAQ format to answer questions about what is permissible for alcohol licensees under California’s new cannabis l...

    Read More

  • Alcohol and Marijuana: California ABC Issues New Guidance on the Interplay Between the Alcohol and Cannabis Industries

    Alcohol and Marijuana: California ABC Issues New Guidance on the Interplay Between the Alcohol and Cannabis Industries

    Published: 22 Jan 2018

    On January 18, 2018, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control released an advisory that outlines the agency’s policies about legalized cannabis and marijuana relative to licensees that sell alcohol beverages. The advisory, titled “Cannabis and Alcoholic Beverages”, uses a FAQ format to answer questions about what is permissible for alcohol licensees under California’s new cannabis l...

    Read More

  • TTB Starts 2018 with Guidance on How to Pay FET Using New Alcohol Tax Rates

    TTB Starts 2018 with Guidance on How to Pay FET Using New Alcohol Tax Rates

    Published: 17 Jan 2018

    2018 has arrived, and the new year is starting off strong for the alcohol industry and those who regulate it.  First up – learning how to implement the new Federal Excise Tax rates implemented under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Public Law No. 115-97). The White House signed the tax legislation on December 22, 2017, making several changes to the federal excise tax rates imposed on beer...

    Read More

Find a Global Law Expert

Awards

Since 2010, the Global Law Experts annual awards have been celebrating excellence, innovation and performance across the legal communities from around the world.

Sign up for the latest legal briefing and news within Global Law Experts community, as well as a whole host of features, editorial and conference updates direct to your email inbox.

Naturally you can unsubscribe at anytime.