Firm’s Liquor Law Practice
Serving Michigan’s Hospitality Industry
Carlin Edwards Brown PLLC is the largest law firm focusing on liquor licensing matters in Michigan. We are experienced, efficient and effective.
While a general practice attorney is still determining the applicable laws and procedures to follow, we are already at work solving our client’s problem.
Our firm advises and represents on-premise and off-premise establishments in matters involving:
Liquor licensing — Fast and efficient help in acquiring or transferring a liquor license
Liquor code violations — Defending the licenses and livelihoods of license holders accused of liquor code violations
Temporary permits / special licenses — Helping sponsors of special events obtain liquor licenses and other permits
Carlin Edwards Brown PLLC provides a full range of advice, services and representation to the owners and operators of:
- Chain restaurants
- Neighborhood bars
- Hotels, resorts and golf courses
- Party and convenience stores
- And other hospitality venues
Our attorneys cover the entire state of Michigan from our offices in Metro Detroit, Lansing and Gaylord. As a member of a national network of liquor licensing law firms, we can also assist national and regional chains that are acquiring or converting sites in other states.
We also counsel sellers of liquor licenses, assist banks in transferring licenses involved in bankruptcies or foreclosures, and represent hospitality industry operators in connection with management or operating agreement matters.
In addition to liquor law matters, our firm provides advice, services and representation in these areas of law:
Business law — Advice and services to bar and restaurant owners regarding business formation, contracts, real estate and other matters
Government and policy lobbying — Communication strategies and legislative monitoring regarding liquor licensing and related matters
Pharmacy and pharmacist representation — Representing pharmacies and pharmacists in licensing and disciplinary matters before the Michigan Board of Pharmacy
Administrative and regulatory law — Representation of clients before 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 and Bureau of State Lottery
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.