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Launching A New Alcohol Business In Florida

Starting a new brewery, liquor store, distillery, brewpub, bar or any other alcohol-related business can be the first step to an exciting and profitable enterprise. To give themselves a solid chance of success, entrepreneurs in this highly regulated industry need legal guidance from an attorney with substantial experience in this business area.

The  law firm of Samuel A. Rubert, P.A., provides sophisticated transactional assistance for Florida’s alcohol industry. By focusing solely on representing bars, breweries, restaurants and other vendors of beer, wine and spirits, we provide a high level of service at affordable rates. We take the confusion and guesswork out of starting a new liquor-related business, and will educate you about the law to make sure your new business is in compliance.

Honest Advice On Business Formation

Once you have decided to start a new business, formation is the next legal step. There are several options, ranging from sole proprietorships to limited liability corporations (LLCs) and incorporation. The formation type you and your partners select affects your personal liability in case of litigation and can have important tax implications as well. When you meet with our team, we will show you the differences between the possible formations so you can make an informed choice that fits your business plan. Once you have chosen, your lawyer will handle the necessary paperwork and filings.

Commercial Leases And Other Agreements

The commercial lease you sign can greatly impact your bottom line and freedom to do business. We understand the language of commercial lease agreements thoroughly, and can review or negotiate yours, so that you know exactly what it contains. This will likely include whether the property is zoned for your type of business. We can also help you with other contracts your business will enter into, such as:

  • Equipment leases
  • Independent contractor and/or employee agreements
  • Importation and distribution agreements, for wine, liquor and beer importers

Because we focus exclusively on representing the alcoholic beverage business, we add value for entrepreneurs. We have the resources and knowledge to thoroughly review all contracts and agreements, and to advise you on what is in the best interests of yourself and your partners, as well as the long-term success of your company.

Your Legal Partners In The Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Schedule a conference in Miami or Weston with our team, led by attorney Samuel Rubert. Please contact us by calling us in Weston at 954-546-7661 or in Miami at 305-809-7669. We represent clients throughout the state of Florida.