Alcoholic Beverage Law

Lawson & Weitzen represents companies and individuals involved in all aspects of the alcoholic beverage industry in Massachusetts and throughout the United States. We represent all three-tiers of the alcoholic beverage industry – retailers, wholesalers, and suppliers – in matters involving licensing, compliance, regulatory defense, and litigation before state and federal regulatory and licensing agencies as well as trial and appellate courts. Our attorneys regularly lecture and present on issues of alcoholic beverage law to other attorneys and regulators. In addition, we advise non-licensed industry members such as third-party providers and promotional companies on how to navigate this heavily regulated industry.


Our areas of focus include:

  • Alcoholic Regulatory Law

  • Brand Transfers and Registrations

  • Defense against Enforcement Actions

  • Government Relations

  • License Purchases, Sales and Transfers

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Regulatory Penalty Appeals

  • Supplier-Wholesaler Disputes, including Litigation under Mass. G.L. c. 138, Section 25E

  • Trade Practice Compliance

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