Michigan Business Law Attorneys
In addition to providing a full range of services in the area of liquor licensing law, Carlin Edwards Brown PLLC can address other legal issues affecting businesses in Michigan.
Our lawyers provide legal services to owners of bars, restaurants, hotels, liquor stores and other businesses in matters involving the acquisition and sale of liquor license properties. We can assist owners in matters involving business formation, contracts, real estate, land use and zoning regulations, and other matters that affect the operations of on-premise and off-premise businesses.
Government and Policy Lobbying
Our firm’s Lansing office is just minutes away from the state Capitol, and we are able to provide quick response to legislative developments.
We provide lobbying and communication services to trade organizations and license holders in matters involving liquor licensing. We monitor legislative activity daily and continuously inform our clients of legislation affecting their businesses. For example, when the Michigan Legislature recently adopted new laws governing tax liens on liquor licenses and the creation of a new development district liquor license, we immediately issued bulletins explaining the new laws.
Our relationships with lobbyists and legislative personnel have been developed over many years. We blend our knowledge and relationships to work effectively with many of the multi-client lobbying firms in the state to help our clients achieve their goals. Individually, or as part of a larger team approach, our firm can open doors and create dialogue with key decision makers in state and local government.
Zoning and Land Use Law
Our firm represents restaurants, hotels, resorts and bar owners on zoning and land use matters in connection with the development of new sites or the expansion and renovation of existing sites. We also work with commercial real estate developers advocating on their behalf for site plan, zoning and permitting approvals.
We regularly appear before planning commissions, zoning boards of appeals, city councils and township boards on behalf of our clients. Carlin Edwards Brown PLLC is not just a real estate developer’s law firm — we are a real estate developer’s partner.
Pharmacy and Pharmacist Representation
Our firm represents pharmacies and pharmacists in licensing and disciplinary matters before the Michigan Board of Pharmacy. When citations arise, we help our clients prepare responses to the allegations with the goal of avoiding or minimizing sanctions.
Over the years, Michael Brown has represented many pharmacists and pharmacies in contested case hearings before the Michigan Board of Pharmacy. Mr. Brown’s strategic location in Lansing gives him ready access to department personnel, hearings and Pharmacy Board meetings. Let him take the mystery and anxiety out of the process with an initial consultation. All inquiries are handled in strict confidence.
Administrative and Regulatory Law
Our firm has represented many clients before numerous state administrative and regulatory agencies, including the Liquor Control Commission, Public Service Commission, Tax Tribunal, Department of Treasury, Department of Community Health, Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of State Lottery and the Attorney General’s office. We routinely appear before these agencies in contested case hearings under the Administrative Procedures Act. We can help cut through the bureaucratic “red tape” when regulations are proposed that will affect your business. We help our clients stay connected to what is happening in Lansing on a variety of regulatory issues.
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.