Liquor Law and Licensing

Kolesar & Leatham has been providing advice and representation concerning a full range of issues related to the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of spirituous liquors within the state of Nevada. Kolesar & Leatham’s liquor clients include producers, wholesalers/distributors, importers and retailers, including national chains and local grocery stores, convenience markets, drug stores, restaurants, bars, hotels, movie theaters, management companies, homeowner associations and golf courses.

Kolesar & Leatham also guides clients as to federal and state rules and regulations regarding advertising, marketing and sale of alcoholic beverages and tied house issues.

The professionals at Kolesar & Leatham have extensive experience assisting the Firm’s liquor clients with liquor license applications and other required regulatory filings, and representing those clients at hearings before administrative agencies, local government hearings, and the courts throughout Nevada. In addition, Kolesar & Leatham can assist its liquor clients in forming corporations or limited liability companies and with obtaining any other required permits and licenses, including money transfer, health permits, food stamps, tobacco and zoning required by federal, state, county, and local governmental bodies.

The representation of its liquor clients extends to defending owners and their employees against criminal citations or civil administrative actions.

More information on the Firm’s liquor law practice can be found 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 (AAIAC)
• A member of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA)
• A sustaining member of the National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys (NAABLA)
• A member of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA)
• A member of the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP)