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What If Your California Liquor License Application is Protested?
November 6, 2012

What If Your California Liquor License Application is Protested?

After an ABC application is filed, there is a 30-day period during which the public is notified that a California Liquor License application is pending for the location.  In some…

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Don’t Have a California Liquor License? Don’t Sell Alcohol Without One.
October 22, 2012

Don’t Have a California Liquor License? Don’t Sell Alcohol Without One.

To be a successful bar or restaurant in California, you may need to obtain a liquor license.  If you choose to serve alcohol without this license, you could be facing…

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Transferring a Liquor License in California Can Be Tricky Business
October 8, 2012

Transferring a Liquor License in California Can Be Tricky Business

Retail alcoholic beverage licenses are strictly controlled in California, so it helps to have someone to help you with the transfer. This is where a Liquor License Consultant comes in….

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California Liquor Licenses: What is a Liquor License Escrow?
September 24, 2012

California Liquor Licenses: What is a Liquor License Escrow?

As escrow is a small and short-lived trust arrangement that has become an indispensable mechanism in the state of California for the consummation of real property transfers and other transactions…

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ABC’s Reasons for Liquor License Denial in California
September 3, 2012

ABC’s Reasons for Liquor License Denial in California

Without proper representation, it can be difficult to obtain a liquor license in the state of California. The process is lengthy and you can be denied. What are some of…

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Liquor License Transfer in California
August 27, 2012

Liquor License Transfer in California

Transferring a liquor license from person to another can be a confusing process without assistance. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has many processes in place to handle…

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Licensee Education Available For Free Through ABC
August 20, 2012

Licensee Education Available For Free Through ABC

Did you know that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) provides licensee education on drugs and alcohol? It’s called the LEAD Program.  What is the LEAD Program? The…

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What is Liquor Liability Insurance?
August 6, 2012

What is Liquor Liability Insurance?

Liquor liability insurance is a type of insurance for businesses that sell alcoholic beverages. Why would you want to obtain this insurance for your business? There are risks involved in…

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Can ABC Deny The Renewal of an Existing Liquor License?
July 30, 2012

Can ABC Deny The Renewal of an Existing Liquor License?

Unfortunately, ABC may deny the renewal of an existing Liquor License if renewal is not received. This is the case even if you did not receive a renewal notice from…

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Obtaining a Liquor License in California: A Step-By-Step Overview
July 9, 2012

Obtaining a Liquor License in California: A Step-By-Step Overview

Having a liquor license is a vital element to many California businesses.  From the wineries in Napa Valley, to nightlife and fine dining establishments, a wide range of businesses require…

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    - Amy Bergrud, Director of Finance, Malibu Estate/Surfrider, Sunset Marquis Hotel