By: Richard Easterling
Special Counsel, Taylor Porter
The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and various state and local law enforcement agencies are conducting more compliance checks to make sure that all venues that have an alcohol and/or tobacco permit are abiding by all laws and regulations that pertain to them.
To stay in compliance and to prevent any suspension or fines, you should at a minimum implement the following:
In the event your business checked and you are cited for any violations, you should do the following:
Richard serves as the Chair of Taylor Porter's Alcohol Beverage Licensing and Related Enforcement Issues practice. He was ranked "Administrative/Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge by Best Lawyers in America® 2016, and he is also ranked by his peers in Louisiana Super Lawyers and Chambers USA in Administrative Law.
The regulatory work of Taylor Porter attorneys in Alcoholic Beverage Licensing and Related Enforcement Issues encompasses all phases of alcohol beverage licensing and enforcement, working with our clients through the heavily regulated industry that can present multiple and at times, complex, local, state, and federal compliance issues. Our attorneys have developed a deep understanding of state and local statutes, rules, and regulations pertaining to alcohol beverage licensing and compliance. They assist clients in applying and maintaining alcohol and tobacco licenses as well as renewing and handling changes that affect their licenses. Should compliance issues arise, our attorneys also have experience in handling the defense of licensees.
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