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Mayor Lightfoot the hospitality community deserves better

By |2020-10-28T16:58:00+00:00October 28th, 2020|Breaking News|

Mayor the hospitality community deserves better, the City needs to present evidence that restaurants are a major contributing factor to the rise of COVID-19 cases.
The Fulton Market Association has requested and FOIAed information from the City of Chicago on restaurants’ impact on the increase of COVID-19. While acknowledging receipt of the FOIA, the city has […]

Michigan utilizes 21st Amendment Enforcement Act against two out-of-state entities

By |2020-10-07T21:34:41+00:00October 7th, 2020|Breaking News|

Michigan utilizes 21st Amendment Enforcement Act against two out-of-state retailers

Back in July Ohio became the first state to utilize the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act against out-of-state retailers shipping wine into the state.

Three months later, Michigan filed suit against two entities, the state seeks a preliminary and permanent injunction pursuant to the 21st […]

Things are getting interesting! U.S. Supreme Court request state file a response in the 6th Circuit Wine Shipping Case

By |2020-09-09T21:32:11+00:00September 9th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|


Today the United States Supreme Court requested a response from the State of Michigan and the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers to a cert petition filed in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case.

In Lebamoff  the 6th Circuit held that a discriminatory Michigan wine retailer shipping law, which allowed in-state retailers to sell to Michigan consumers, while […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer pays tribute to winemaker and All-Time baseball great Tom Seaver

By |2020-09-03T01:30:00+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Breaking News|

Tom Terrific’s 300th Victory

Irish Liquor Lawyer pays tribute to baseball great and wine maker Tom Seaver. Although he is a Met great and their best, I will always remember him for winning his 300th game with the White Sox and beating the Cubs with the Miracle Mets in 1969.

Further, Mr. Seaver […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer files U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in wine shipping case

By |2020-08-26T03:53:47+00:00August 26th, 2020|Breaking News|


Happy 3rd birthday to the mascot of Irish Liquor Lawyer. In action with Dad’s Amicus Brief in hand and a Dinosaur tattoo on his arm!

Irish Liquor Lawyer files his first ever U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer, wine shipping from the […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar

By |2020-08-25T21:33:15+00:00August 25th, 2020|Breaking News|


Today I have been officially admitted as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar. Two years ago I never would have thought my path would take me here. But you never know where life takes you! Kind of cool being part of this group!

Irish Liquor Lawyer Exclusive: Ohio sued for discriminatory wine shipping law

By |2020-07-21T20:47:54+00:00July 21st, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|


Today a lawsuit was filed against Ohio, Ohio Wine Shipping Lawsuit, based on its wine retailer shipping law, which allows in-state retailers to ship to Ohio consumers, but denies this privilege to out-of-state retailers.

This suit is based on Ohio’s law violating the Commerce Clause’s Non-Discrimination principle.

It was only recently the State of Ohio announced […]

U.S. Supreme Court cert petition filed in wine retailer shipping case

By |2020-07-17T21:46:34+00:00July 17th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

Today, a Cert petition was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting they hear an appeal on the 6th Circuit’s decision in Lebamoff v. Snyder. The 6th Circuit upheld Michigan’s out-of-state wine retailer shipping ban by reversing a District Court’s decision, which held that Michigan’s law violated the Commerce Clause’s nondiscrimination principle.

Cocktails-For-Hope nominated for an award

By |2020-06-22T20:26:19+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Breaking News|


Cocktails-For-Hope was nominated for a Time In Award  by Time Out Chicago. The award recognizes Chicago organizations that by their hard work and creativity helped make a difference in the hospitality community during quarantine time.

Cocktails-For-Hope is a grassroots effort started in Mid-March to bring cocktails-to-go to help the struggling hospitality community in Chicago […]

Cocktails-For-Hope makes history: Irish liquor Lawyer discusses in the media

By |2020-06-18T21:13:57+00:00June 18th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|


Cocktails-For-Hope did something that not even Al Capone and his muscleman could do, they made cocktails-to-go legal in Chicago.

I was honored to discuss this historic occasion with Fox Chicago, NBC 5 Chicago, and Time Out Chicago. 

BE sure to check out our webinar tomorrow

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