The hospitality industry is known for one thing over anything else: high customer satisfaction.

Maynard Nexsen’s Alcohol Permitting & Licensing Group and hospitality law team works mirror that commitment for our clients through responsive and comprehensive legal advice, helping them navigate the challenging regulatory, community and legal aspects of alcohol permitting. These requirements can mean the difference between a failed investment and a successful business.

Maynard Nexsen’s staff of attorneys and registered lobbyists regularly appear before administrative law judges and regulatory agencies on behalf of clients and is also experienced in helping businesses respond to enforcement issues, including those related to alcohol permits.

We also know that businesses that require alcohol permitting also have other legal issues. Our team has extensive experience in alcohol licensing, business licensing, legal requirements of advertising and promotion, and employment and immigration issues.

Also, our team members have active practices in many other areas of law, including: Construction, Financial Services, Employment and Labor, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Regulatory, and Land Use and Zoning.

Meet the team:

Andrea Easler
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Erin Mosley
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David Cannon
Senior Counsel
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Our Work

Our Work
  • Alcohol Licensing
  • Legislative & Lobbying Needs
  • Renewals
  • Marketing & Promotion Compliance
  • Citation and Enforcement Matters
  • Administrative Hearings
  • State and Local Taxation Matters for Licensed Entity
Who Do We Represent?
  • Breweries
  • Wineries
  • Importers/Suppliers
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Promoters
We represent on- and off-premises retail alcohol licensees such as:
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Golf courses
  • Concessionaires
  • Liquor stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Drug stores
  • Convenience stores
  • RV Resorts
  • Airlines
  • Watercraft
  • Multi-tenant developments
  • Third-Party Delivery Service Companies

Media & Podcasts


  • Latest Developments in Alcohol Permitting and Licensing

    Did you know that Nexsen Pruet is your guide with any North or South Carolina alcohol and licensing questions or needs? Our team is experienced in helping anyone across the three tiers in ensuring they can proceed with their work in compliance with local and state requirements. Member Erin Mosley walks through the recent North Carolina legislative actions creating social districts and new licensure levels, giving you the insight you need for your business.

Services by Sector

Services for Retailers:
  • Alcohol license applications
  • Alcohol license renewals
  • Special Event Licenses
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Business licensing
  • Health licensing
  • Coordination/communications with regulators and law enforcement
  • ABC Citation Defense and Enforcement Matters
  • Local and State Tax Filings for ABC Licensee
Services for Wholesalers:
  • Alcohol license applications
  • Distributor agreements
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tied house analysis and compliance
Services for Manufacturers:
  • Alcohol license applications
  • COLA/Brand Registrations
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tied house analysis and compliance
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