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Cocktails-to-go ordinance passes

By |2020-06-10T15:37:34+00:00June 8th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Industry Insights|

Cocktails-to-go ordinance passes unanimously out of Chicago City Council Committee

Chicago’s City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection unanimously passed out of committee a Cocktails to Go Ordinance. 

The ordinance is poised to be voted on June 17th, and I don’t see any problem with it passing. An over 2/3rds vote means the […]

Great Talking to Fox Chicago about cocktails to go success and the need for Chicago to make this legal

By |2020-05-27T16:15:10+00:00May 27th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|


Great celebrating our victory and advocating for the Illinois Hospitality Industry today on Fox Chicago’s Good Day Chicago Program. 

Getting cocktails-to-go for the struggling hospitality industry and helping them survive is a cause I am dedicated to.

Here is a quote from the interview: “We can’t let these restaurants die off because it will kill a […]

Cocktails-To-Go Passes Illinois Legislature: Waits for the Governor’s signature

By |2020-05-24T02:08:16+00:00May 24th, 2020|Breaking News, Legislation|


Cocktails-To-Go Bill Passes in Illinois!

The Illinois Legislature passed a bill that would allow the sale of cocktails-to-go, it awaits the governor’s signature to become law. I have been heavily involved in advocating for and drafting this legislation, if you have any questions please contact me at (312) 535-8380 or

Here are the particulars of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

6th Circuit Lebamoff Michigan Wine Retailer Decision: Judge Sutton gets nostalgic for the old days

By |2020-04-22T06:40:40+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|


6th Circuit Lebamoff Michigan Wine Retailer Decision: Judge Sutton gets nostalgic for the old days

Judge Sutton must be one for nostalgia. In this decision he chooses to turn back the clock to a day where the late 20s rules and the dangers of alcohol flowing into the state must be stopped.

Judge Sutton resurrects the temporarily […]

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