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Apr 11, 2020

New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Adapts to COVID-19 Realities

While other states, such as Pennsylvania (which has essentially reverted back to Prohibition) have significantly curtailed activities in the alcoholic beverage industry, New Jersey has amended a number of if its strict regulations in an effort to support alcohol beverage operations in our state. » Read More

Apr 01, 2020

Inside the CARES Act: COVID-19 Update – SBA Releases Sample Application for Paycheck Protection Program

Businesses actively awaiting guidance from the Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding the process for application to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Paycheck Protection Program were given some guidance yesterday evening. The SBA released a Sample Application for the Paycheck Protection Program. » Read More

Mar 30, 2020

New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Issues Guidance Concerning COVID-19 Emergency Operations

Following last week’s Executive Order No. 107, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) has issued Advisory Notice AN 2020-03 regarding industry member’s operations amidst the COVID-19 emergency, as well as a Special Ruling relaxing certain provisions of its May 29, 2019, Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities By Holders of Limited Licenses. » Read More

Mar 03, 2020

Ted Zeller In the News: New Craft Beverage Tastes Run Afoul of Distribution Laws

Jan 23, 2020

As the Curtain Goes Up, You Can Say “Bottoms up:” New Jersey Expands Theater License to Non-Profit Theaters With 50 or More Seats

On January 21, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed 139 bills into law. Of those 139 bills that were signed, one bill, S1648, happens to concern the alcoholic beverage industry – specifically, plenary retail consumption licenses for nonprofit theaters. » Read More

Oct 28, 2019

NJ Alcoholic Beverage Control Seeks to Revoke Liquor License at Trump National Golf Club – Reducing Retail Establishment Risk

Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck, New Jersey (“Trump National”), has been charged with violations stemming from the alleged over-service of a club member that led to a serious car accident and the death of the car’s passenger.

As a result, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”), through the Attorney General’s Office, is seeking revocation of Trump National’s liquor license. » Read More

Aug 01, 2019

Will Tennessee Wine Case Affect New Jersey Brewery Laws?

The recent SCOTUS decision in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas (“Tennessee Wine”) stirred things up in the alcoholic beverage industry.  As my colleague, Matthew B. Andersen, discussed, in Tennessee Wine, the Supreme Court found that Tennessee’s residency requirement to hold a liquor license was unconstitutional because it was a protectionist measure (i.e., » Read More