Irish Liquor Lawyer on TV discussing Cocktails-For-Hope

By |2020-05-12T01:04:04+00:00May 12th, 2020|Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Breaking News, 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 contributes to Forbes on the Tennessee Wine Supreme Court case

By |2019-07-05T23:05:43+00:00July 5th, 2019|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews, Liquor Case Discussion, Liquor Industry Insights|

I am immensely proud to contribute to a great publication like Forbes!

Sean O’Leary, The Irish Liquor Lawyer, Reacts To The Court’s Support Of Wine Retailers

O'Leary is a supporter of the recent Supreme Court ruling. Credit: OVC Photography.

Pilot Project Brewing: Helping small brewers get into the game and starting a brewing revolution

By |2020-04-13T21:10:21+00:00June 9th, 2019|Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews, Liquor Industry Insights|



Pilot Project Brewing offers a unique concept in the craft beer space. Many people dream of brewing their own beer and opening their own brewery. Unfortunately, reality may hit and the talented but poor brewer may lack the $2 million in funds to start a successful brewery with a tasting room.

Like many great […]

Lyden Henderson and High Style Brewing, a Beer to be Reckoned with!

By |2020-04-13T21:11:03+00:00February 13th, 2019|Cannabis Issues, Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews|

Lyden Henderson has an active mind that can’t stop to rest. Starting out work life as a pit boss at a casino, he has risen to become an innovator in the cannabis field. As the COO of High Style Brewing, he is part of a team that is taking the cannabis field by storm.

High Style […]

Smoke on the Wallin: The Story of a True Force of Nature

By |2020-04-13T21:10:22+00:00January 29th, 2019|Cannabis Issues, Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews|


Smoke Wallin is a true force of nature, even before sitting down to interview him, I couldn’t help being impressed by his credentials. Starting from his time as an Ivy League Wrestler to his present status as President of Vertical, a leading company in the Cannabis field, Smoke has been a leader everywhere he has […]

Part II of the Tanford & WSWA discussion on the three-tier system- WSWA comes to the dance floor

By |2020-04-13T21:10:21+00:00August 12th, 2018|Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews, Liquor Industry Insights|


The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) is the national trade association representing the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry. It is dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of wholesale distributors and brokers of wine and spirits.

Founded in 1943, WSWA has nearly 400 member companies in 50 states […]

They won’t be coming to the dance together: Alex Tanford and The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America give their strong and opposing views on the three-tier system

By |2020-04-13T20:45:24+00:00August 9th, 2018|Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews, Liquor Industry Insights| this week tackles the issues surrounding the three-tier system. Many people have differing opinions about this matter. To some the three-tier system is a necessary system that helps the state regulate a dangerous and controlled substance. Without the three-tier system the alcohol industry would turn into chaos. Further, its proponents will state that […]

The Black sheep leads the herd: The Story of KOVAL, Chicago’s Top-Class Craft Distillery

By |2020-04-13T20:45:24+00:00July 9th, 2018|Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews, Liquor Industry Insights|

KOVAL Distillery


From living a life you love to an unknown adventure

Sonat Birnecker realized the dream of any successful academic, she was tenured, taught in American and Europe and was well published. Further, she was in a career she loved!

On the personal side life was […]

The Story of Elmhurst Brewing Company: It’s a Long Way to the Top if You Want to Rock n Roll

By |2020-04-13T20:45:24+00:00June 13th, 2018|Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews, Liquor Industry Insights|

AC/DC’s song “It’s a Long Way to the Top” tells about the obstacles and setbacks one must overcome to enjoy success in Rock n Roll. After sitting down with Pete Dolan of the Elmhurst Brewing Company, I discovered that there are similarities in starting a Brew Pub.

The […]

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