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BPAG Insights: Changes are Coming to Indiana’s Alcohol Laws

Changes are coming to Indiana’s alcohol laws. The 17-member Alcohol Code Revision Commission was tasked with evaluating Indiana’s alcohol laws – this year, they focused on retail issues. During the 2018 legislative session, it is expected that a bill expanding the sale of alcohol in Indiana – by allowing for Sunday sales – will make its way through the legislature.

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP and Bose Public Affairs Group have an integrated practice group dedicated to alcoholic beverage issues, and we are ready to help you navigate any changes to Indiana’s alcohol laws. We represent local and national clients, including restaurants, drugstore chains, large retail stores, local retailers, hotels, distributors, bars and nightclubs, vineyards, breweries, real estate developers, building managers and other businesses. Our attorneys and professionals assist clients with the submission, renewal, transfer and sale of alcoholic beverage permits. The Bose team is experienced in helping clients to obtain permits through the application process, to buy permits at auction and to secure permits from private parties. We also represent clients in administrative proceedings before the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) and Tax and Trade Bureau.

Our attorneys share the clients’ strategic plans for alcoholic beverage permitting at local board hearings and are prepared to pursue appeals should permit applications be denied. Our attorneys are experienced in making such appeals from the local level all the way to the Supreme Court. Also, members of the group respond to alleged violations on behalf of clients, and negotiate and communicate with excise police and ATC prosecutors.

The Bose team understands the highly regulated trade practices surrounding the sale of alcoholic beverages and counsels clients on the processes and strategies necessary for compliance.

Our Jennifer Drewry recently sat down with Indiana Lawyer to discuss expected changes to Indiana’s alcoholic beverage laws. Read more here.