Author: Adam Barnosky

Client Alert: Updates Coming to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

On September 5, 2018 the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) held an outreach seminar with attorneys and municipal counsel to discuss new rules and procedures covering retail license applications, annual renewals, website updates, and more.  Information was provided by Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and ABCC leadership, including: Commissioner Jean Lorizio, Executive Director Ralph…

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Client Alert: Governor Baker’s “Grand Bargain”

On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law (H 4640) that will alter workplace pay and benefits for employers and employees across the state. Below is a synopsis of the bill: Hourly Minimum Wage Increases. Hourly wages will increase progressively from $11 to $15 per hour by 2023. It is estimated…

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Alcohol Licensing: Legal Updates and Insights

There have been several recent developments in the alcoholic beverages industry which affect regulatory oversight, restaurant operations, new liquor licenses, and more. Here is a rundown of the latest developments. Budget Increase Requested for the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg requested a $3.69MM budget for fiscal 2019, an increase from $2.44MM…

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Alcohol Licensing Updates

MA Court Rules in Favor of Retail Sales of Discounted Booze: In a case brought by retail superstore Total Wines which appealed a decision of the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”), a Boston judge ruled that state retailers can sell alcohol at steep discounts when they order in bulk. The ABCC issued a several day liquor…

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Alcohol Licensing: Legal Updates and Insights

There have been several recent developments in the alcoholic beverages industry which affect regulatory oversight, restaurant operators, brewers, non-profits, and more.  Here is a rundown of the latest developments. New Commissioner to Head the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC). In January, Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg appointed Jean M. Lorizio Commissioner of the ABCC….

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RIW’s Adam Barnosky quoted in Boston Herald article on Cannabis and Condo bylaws

RIW’s Adam Barnosky was quoted in a Boston Herald article on Cannabis and Condo bylaws. Full article.

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RIW’s Adam Barnosky to Speak at NEREJ Cannabis in Commercial Real Estate Summit

This timely program will feature RIW Real Estate Attorney Adam Barnosky who will discuss how the recent changes to marijuana laws will impact the commercial real estate industry. This event will be taking place Wednesday, February 8th at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel. More information.

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RIW Hospitality and Real Estate Attorney Adam Barnosky’s article on deregulation of local zoning laws featured in the NEREJ

RIW Hospitality and Real Estate Attorney Adam Barnosky’s recent article on deregulation of local zoning laws was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal. Check out the full article.

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