Liquor Law

Kolesar & Leatham represents a wide range of businesses seeking liquor licensing and those navigating related legal compliance matters.

The licensing of the sale of alcoholic beverages is administered by each locality. Ever-changing and complicated liquor licensing laws in Las Vegas and other Nevada jurisdictions can make the process very tedious and cumbersome—often quite difficult for those unfamiliar with the undertaking.

Our business attorneys regularly work with state and local liquor license agencies and regulators, helping our clients achieve their business goals.

Kolesar & Leatham has extensive experience in traversing the licensing process for our clients. These include local Las Vegas restaurants and large, publicly traded chain retailers with multiple licensed locations within the state and around the world.

We represent national restaurant and hotel chains, supermarket chains, convenience stores, drugstore chains, and other businesses offering alcoholic beverage sales. We also counsel alcoholic beverage suppliers, importers, and wholesale distributors regarding Nevada legal compliance matters and liquor licensing laws in Las Vegas.

More information on Kolesar & Leatham’s liquor law services and current developments in liquor law is at

Kolesar & Leatham handles:

• Single store licensing
• Large-scale build-outs
• Acquisitions
• Ownership changes for multi-site/multi-jurisdiction businesses with liquor licenses
• Key employee changes and appointments

Our firm’s professional memberships in industry organizations ensure our spot at the forefront of the latest developments in the field.

We Are:

• A founding member of the Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants
• A member of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators
• A sustaining member of the National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys
• A member of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys

Kolesar & Leatham Attorneys with Privilege and Alcohol Licensing expertise include:

• Matthew D. Saltzman
• Matthew T. Dushoff