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Michigan Liquor Code Violations

The regulations of the Michigan Liquor Control Code are strictly enforced. Make a mistake and your establishment could be shut down. When the stakes are this high, you need strong and effective legal representation.

Carlin Edwards Brown PLLC represents more licensees in the state of Michigan than any other law firm. We have successfully represented hundreds of clients in liquor code violation cases over the years — and we will vigorously defend your liquor license.

Call 248-816-5000, 517-321-4616 or 989-688-5946, or contact us online for a case evaluation.

Building a Successful License Defense Effort

Our firm has experience in all types of liquor license violation cases, including:

  • Sale to minors
  • Sale to intoxicated persons
  • Serving after hours
  • Unauthorized transfer of a liquor license
  • And other alleged liquor code violations

We have worked with numerous assistant attorneys general over the years in negotiating favorable settlements when it is in our client’s best interest. We also have the experience to fully contest Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) violations when necessary.

Because of our strategic office locations in Lansing, Metro Detroit and Gaylord, we are able to provide nearly statewide coverage for hearings in Lansing, Farmington, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Cadillac, Traverse City, Flint, Saginaw, Petoskey, Sterling Heights and other locations where the MLCC schedules hearings. We have developed relationships with other counsel for hearings that may be scheduled for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Unauthorized Transfers of Liquor Licenses

One of the most common liquor code violations is the unauthorized transfer of a liquor license. Many people who are selling or buying an establishment view the deal solely as a real estate transaction. The MLCC, however, views the transfer of a liquor license as completely separate from the sale of a bar or restaurant property.

We Are on Your Side

At Carlin Edwards Brown PLLC, we understand the importance of your legal matter. Our firm will act quickly to defend your license and livelihood. We have handled several hundred MLCC violation hearings over the years, so put our experience to work for you.

Contact Michigan’s Premier Liquor Licensing Attorneys

Call (248)816-5000 or fill out our contact form to speak with the hospitality law attorneys at Carlin Edwards Brown PLLC. We have helped hundreds of on-premise hospitality providers and off-premise establishments obtain liquor licenses. We have also represented several hundred establishments accused of liquor code violations before the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

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We Cover the State of Michigan

From our offices in Metro Detriot, Oakland County, Lansing and Gaylord, we cover the entire state of Michigan. We work with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission on a daily basis and have strong working relationships with state and local government decision makers around the state. We are also members in a national licensing network of liquor law firms, allowing us to provide representation to national and regional operators wishing to expand in other states.

Map of CEBH Hospitality Law Locations In Michigan
Gaylord Office
213 E. Main St. Second Floor
Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: (989)688-5946
Fax: (989)688-5901
Lansing Office
6017 W. St. Joe Hwy, Suite 202
Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: (517)321-4616
Fax: (517)321-4642
Metro Detroit / Oakland County Office
2855 Orchard Lake Road
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320
Phone: (248)816-5000
Fax: (248)816-5115
Map of CEBH Law Hospitality Law Office Locations