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Irish Liquor Lawyer in VinePair

By |2020-05-19T18:38:09+00:00May 19th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Liquor Industry Insights|


I am thrilled to contribute to VinePair’s article about cocktails-to-go. Tim McKirdy wrote a great article on this issue.

Included in this article is one of my great partners in getting cocktails-to-go for the struggling Illinois hospitality industry, Julia Momose of Kumiko. It is a pleasure to team with her on such an important issue!

I […]

Cocktails-For-Hope wants to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the People of Illinois

By |2020-05-16T22:54:11+00:00May 16th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|


Cocktails-For-Hope wants to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the People of Illinois

The mission of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the People of the State of Illinois. Cocktails-For-Hope, which wants to expand alcoholic liquor delivery and takeout privileges to allow bars and restaurants to […]

Cocktails For Hope-Julia Momose on TV again

By |2020-05-12T13:44:55+00:00May 12th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Julia Momose, founder of Cocktails For Hope, will be on TV again discussing our movement to get cocktails-to-go for Illinois restaurants and bars.

Here is the upcoming schedule:

Tuesday, May 12- Julia Momose/Cocktails For Hope on WCIU The Jam’s Facebook Live at 11 am
Wednesday, May 13- Julia/Cocktails For Hope on Fox Good Day Chicago at 9:40 […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer on TV discussing Cocktails-For-Hope

By |2020-05-12T01:04:04+00:00May 12th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews|


Sean O’Leary, the Irish Liquor Lawyer, was on tv discussing the cocktails-to-go issue in Illinois.

NBC Chicago did a great segment on Cocktails-For-Hope. We are a movement that is trying to get the state of Illinois to allow for a temporary change in policy. This change would allow bars and restaurants to sell cocktails-to-go […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer interviewed by Channel 5 news on Cocktails-For-Hope: watch at 5:00pm

By |2020-05-11T17:58:19+00:00May 11th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

I had a great interview with Kate Chappell from NBC News Chicago on Cocktails-For-Hope which should air at 5:00 pm tonight.

Cocktails-For-Hope is a positive movement to help the hospitality industry during this difficult time. We want for bars and restaurants to be able to sell cocktails for pickup and delivery.

We look forward to working […]

Cocktails For Hope Featured on Channel 2 News and Legislators are publicly supporting our cause

By |2020-05-09T13:31:50+00:00May 9th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

For the second time yesterday, Cocktails For Hope was on TV discussing our movement.

An amazing job by Julia Momose talking about our cause.

She provided a great explanation of our movement and why it is necessary to the survival of the hospitality industry, this is a must watch!

Also, we need your support, contact your […]

Cocktails For Hope: On TV again, we are not going away

By |2020-05-08T15:20:05+00:00May 8th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Cocktails for Hope is gaining momentum, we have been on radio, major newspapers, and now on TV. Our message is getting out there and it is time for Governor Pritzker to make a change to allow restaurants to survive.

We need everyone to get activated and behind us, this is a winning cause. And any winning […]

Cocktails For Hope Petition Passes 10,000 signatures

By |2020-05-06T18:51:09+00:00May 6th, 2020|Breaking News|


When this petition first started it was around 200 signatures, now we are up to 10,000 signatures.

Folks we need to get this done. The hospitality industry is facing dire times. Take 5 minutes out of your day and call your state representative and senator.

Your friends and families own these businesses, wouldn’t be a shame […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer mentioned in Cocktails For Hope Chicago Tribune Article

By |2020-05-06T03:52:56+00:00May 6th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Liquor Industry Insights|


Fantastic being mentioned in the Chicago Tribune’s article on cocktails-to-go. I have been honored to work with such a wonderful and dedicated team, especially Julia Momose and Ian Beacraft. Cocktails to-go gaining tractions in Illinois -Chicago Tribune, May 05, 2020.

Helping the hospitality industry during this difficult time and allowing them to gain a revenue […]

Petition for en banc hearing filed in the 6th Circuit Wine Shipping Case

By |2020-05-04T21:39:11+00:00May 4th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

Lebamoff’s legal team filed a petition for en banc rehearing with the 6th Circuit today. Michigan prevailed at a three-judge panel on a lawsuit which challenged the constitutionality of their wine retailer shipping law, Michigan allows in-state retailers to ship to Michigan consumers but denies that privilege to out-of-state retailers.

The petition made an interesting point […]