Liquor Law and Privilege Licensing

Helping Businesses Comply With Complex Licensing Rules

Kolesar & Leatham offers clients extensive experience in addressing complicated liquor law and privilege licensing requirements. Our firm regularly helps businesses navigate the rules and requirements associated with the sale of alcoholic beverages and other activities requiring special or “privileged” business licenses in Las Vegas and across the state of Nevada. We regularly counsel and represent a wide range of businesses involved in the manufacture, distribution, and retailing of alcoholic beverages. Our firm’s clients include national hotels, restaurants, drug stores, and supermarket chains as well as importers, wholesale distributors, and beverage suppliers. Regardless of the size or type of business we are working with, our goal is to help our clients find the solutions they need to successfully establish, maintain, and grow their businesses.


State and Local Licensing Requirements

The licensing of businesses in the State of Nevada can be a very tedious process. In addition to securing a general business license at the state level, a person seeking to do certain types of business within the state must also obtain business licenses from the city or county localities where its businesses are located. The business license may be considered a “privilege” license requiring approvals from municipal boards and/or agencies. All licenses pertaining to alcoholic beverages are privilege licenses. We counsel and represent clients who are required to appear at hearings or courts in connection with their license applications.

To learn more about the liquor law and licensing services we provide to our clients, we invite you to review the following pages: