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

By |May 27th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|0 Comments   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 part of [...]

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

By |May 24th, 2020|Breaking News, Legislation|0 Comments   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 the bill [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer in VinePair

By |May 19th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Liquor Industry Insights|0 Comments   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 spoke [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer on TV discussing Cocktails-For-Hope

By |May 12th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews|0 Comments   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 during the COVID-19 crisis. [...]

Cocktails For Hope Petition Passes 10,000 signatures

By |May 6th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments   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 if you [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer mentioned in Cocktails For Hope Chicago Tribune Article

By |May 6th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Liquor Industry Insights|0 Comments   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 stream that might [...]

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

By |May 4th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments 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 that really has [...]

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

By |April 22nd, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments   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 dead [...]

Kentucky wine, beer, and spirits shipping bill becomes law

By |April 8th, 2020|Breaking News, Legislation|0 Comments Kentucky's Liquor Shipping Bill has become law. This bill is limited solely to producers and does not include retailers. Here are some of the specific. The bill allows beer and wine producers to ship up to 10 cases per month to a consumer and 10 liters of spirits per month to a consumer. Keep in mind that anyone shipping [...]