Washington, D.C. Hospitality Alcoholic Beverage License ABC ABRA Law
Washington, D.C. Hospitality Law Alcoholic Beverage Licenses ABC ABRA

The hospitality industry in itself is uniquely different from that of the traditional business.  Restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub operators face distinct challenges in obtaining the appropriate licenses, permits and approvals in order to meet opening or modification deadlines. Being experienced with the intricacies of liquor law and operating licenses and permits, The Hawn Law Firm works with hospitality clients to obtain the necessary authorizations in conjunction with real world deadlines. 

The Hawn Law Firm specializes in full lifecycle “start-to-finish” legal representation for hospitality clients, including forming the appropriate business entity, defining owner and investor rights, mitigating establishment liability (Dram Shop/Underage Citation Matters), and negotiating consultant, public relations, marketing, promoter and employment matters.

Our Practice - What We Do
  • Alcoholic Beverage Licensing (Restaurant, Tavern, Nightclub)
  • Supplier and Vendor Agreements
  • Special Event Permitting
  • Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) Matters
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board Hearings
  • Area Neighborhood Committee (ANC) Negotiations
  • Entertainment Endorsements
  • Use and Occupancy Permits
  • Outdoor Seating Permits
  • Employment Issues

Our Clients - Who We Represent

  • Restaurants
  • Bars, Nightclubs, Lounges, Taverns
  • Hotels
  • Event Planners/Fundraising Organizations
  • Retailers