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Business Licencing and Regulation Law Practice and Services

For many businesses in Florida, alcohol and tobacco are the focus of the business or an important ancillary revenue stream. These businesses must comply not only with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but also with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcohol & Tobacco. Our attorneys have extensive experience with Florida’s Beverage and Tobacco Laws (F.S. 561-569), as well as the Florida Administrative Code and the processes of the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, or vendor of alcohol or tobacco, our firm is dedicated to ensuring your continued success in the face of extensive compliance requirements at both the federal and state level. Common issues in this area are: obtaining an alcohol license, obtaining a tobacco license, ensuring compliance with license requirements, transfers of quota licenses, defending against license violations, tied-house evil, Department of Revenue liens, zoning and development compliance, and business practices review.

Electronic Cigarette Regulations

Electronic cigarettes, or E-Cigarettes are a relatively new market in the United States. Since 2010, the industry has expected impending regulation from the Food and Drug Administration under the “Other Tobacco Products” power and that regulation appears to still be on the horizon. While the future of the federal regulation may be unclear, our firm offers to help guide manufacturers, distributors, and vendors of electronic cigarette products through the coming changes. Our firm can help your business prepare and execute business changes for the regulation at both the federal and state level, as well as advise on the likely ambiguities that will exist during the first few years of regulation. If you have any questions about what type of representation our firm can offer you, please feel free to contact us.