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Alcoholic Beverage Licensing & Regulatory Law

  • Administrative hearings before the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DABT)
  • Alcoholic beverage import/export licensing
  • Analysis of target space for alcoholic beverage operations
  • Beer and wine licenses
  • Closing for quota alcoholic beverage license (e.g., 3PS, 4COP, etc.) purchases and sales
  • County or City Zoning application and approval
  • Liquor license foreclosures
  • Liquor license transfer applications
  • Liquor license valuation letters and consultations
  • Prepare and Submit Florida Liquor License Lottery Entry Applications
  • Distributer and Wholesaling licenses
  • Preparation of promissory notes, mortgages and all relevant documents for liquor license financing
  • Representation in connection with the purchase and sale of alcoholic beverage licenses
  • Representation in connection with the financing of alcoholic beverage licenses
  • Wet Zoning for the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County

Business Transactions

  • Asset Purchases and Sales
  • Business Closings
  • Business Tax Receipts (formerly known as Occupational Licenses)
  • Commercial Lease Agreements
  • Contract Review
  • Department of Revenue sales tax registration
  • Fictitious name filing
  • Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and Sales Tax Number Registrations
  • Formation and structuring of business entities
  • Lease Agreements
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Preparation and Review of LLC Operating Agreements
  • Preparation and Review of Shareholder Agreements

Food Permitting

  • Catering Licensing
  • Food Service Licensing
  • Health Inspection scheduling and compliance counseling
  • Plan Review Submittals
  • Sanitation Certificates

Liquor License Closing, Financing, Placement and Issuance

The price of a liquor license can range from $150,000 to $1,200,000 depending on the supply and demand in a particular county. Financing a liquor license can be a major undertaking, and it is one with which we can help.

At The Tiller Law Group, we have experience with a variety of licensing and financing scenarios and conduct comprehensive due diligence to ensure the license is free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, judgments and claims of any kind or nature.

Our system includes the review of DABT lien records, state and county public records, searches of all available indexes contained within the Florida Secretary of State, Division of Corporations for federal and state judgment liens, UCC filings and active litigation, as well as searches for any delinquencies attributed to the license.

Our licensing staff provides superior customer service throughout the licensing process by devoting special attention to communicating and coordinating with our clients to make certain that their licenses are timely and properly issued. We have developed and continue to maintain a strong and reputable working relationship with the personnel at the DABT in both its central and district offices.

We also interface well with the municipal planning and zoning authorities to ensure that the desired license can be placed at the chosen location in compliance and conformity with the relevant state and local requirements.


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship is established.