For nearly two decades, Adams and Reese has represented companies in the hotel and hospitality industries, assisting clients on licensing, regulatory, zoning and permitting issues. Our clients include international hotel chains, individual hotel operators, hotel franchisees and franchisors, and restaurants and restaurant franchisees and franchisors. Our team of attorneys is well-positioned to represent hotel and hospitality companies that have properties and operations throughout the South Central United States.
We handle licensing projects for nearly 10 large hotel international and national hotel chains (and brands) and for over 15 years, we have represented an international hotel corporation on its licensing and technology contracts with its hotel locations.
In the restaurant industry, we represent many national restaurants and chains and also handle licensing and permitting for convenience stores, drug stores, and pharmacies.
Our team is very familiar with the state Offices of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and with the local Alcoholic Beverage Organizations. We also work with the state and local Departments of Revenue on behalf of our clients who are seeking or have liquor permits. Because we understand the different state to state requirements as well as the overriding federal statutes, Adams and Reese can support the timely opening of hospitality facilities and help you avoid costly violations or license suspensions.
We are members in several key industry and regulatory associations, including the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA), the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP) and National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA). Adams and Reese has built respected relationships within the licensing arena and remains informed on regulatory and zoning issues that can impact your project.
Involving our attorneys at the beginning of your project can help you with site selection and timely processing of applications — some of which can take months if there are questions or zoning concerns. Representing a convenience store owner before the local zoning board to coordinating with the legal teams of national restaurant chains are just two examples of our comprehensive approach to this unique practice area.
Core Practice and Clients
Adams and Reese represents restaurants, pharmacies, convenience stores, oil marketers/wholesalers, liquor stores, hotels, big box retailers and many other independent or chain sellers of alcohol and tobacco products to the public. Our core practice areas include:
Licensing: applying and maintaining liquor and tobacco licenses according to the current state guidelines.
Transactions: including all aspects of site selection, zoning variances, financing, leasing, contracts and general corporate counsel.
Compliance: assisting with any violations through the governing Alcohol and Tobacco Control Agency, Insurance Commission, Board for Contractors, Board of Pharmacy, Department of Agriculture, Department of Revenue or others.
The primary goal for Adams and Reese is to help you obtain a license in a timely manner and ensure the successful opening and responsible management of alcohol and tobacco sales. Contact us with your application or compliance questions.
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Mr. Wolf represented a friend in a matter last year before the New Orleans City Council. He did very good work and communicated properly and well with... Read more
Mr. Wolf represented a friend in a matter last year before the New Orleans City Council. He did very good work and communicated properly and well with all parties. I commend him for his skills and effort even though he was ultimately unsuccessful.
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Bill Brabec is an aggressive litigator. Bill has provided Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company with great legal representation in complex litig... Read more
Bill Brabec is an aggressive litigator. Bill has provided Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company with great legal representation in complex litigation matters. Bill Brabec is capable of handling the most complicated legal issues.
5.0/5.0 on 11/05/15
I've known Chris since college. He's bright, conscientious, and honest. I referred PI, a condo issue and got a recommendation on FL probate through hi... Read more
I've known Chris since college. He's bright, conscientious, and honest. I referred PI, a condo issue and got a recommendation on FL probate through him.
If he has a serious weakness, it is one that is almost like a parody of something a narcissist (not Chris - he's the kind of chap I'd like my teenaged daughter to marry - if one could look past the age difference of course) would say when asked his weakness during an interview. He avoids over-promising.
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I contacted Mr Harwell to represent me in a landlord dispute. He wrote one letter of demand to my landlord, and when he received a counter demand, he... Read more
I contacted Mr Harwell to represent me in a landlord dispute. He wrote one letter of demand to my landlord, and when he received a counter demand, he immediately told me there would be no more pro bono work, this lawsuit would be expensive and time-consuming to litigate, and would not be worth it. I found him unprofessional and dismissive. I subsequently filed a counterclaim myself, and the landlord dropped their suit. I was totally unimpressed with Mr Harwell, and would recommend against him.
5.0/5.0 on 07/15/11
We used the office in Baton Rouge, they were very helpful and friendly. Read more