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Guiding alcohol, food and cannabis businesses through regulatory complexities

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About The Danow Group

Tailored legal support for the alcohol, food and cannabis industries

The Danow Group offers comprehensive legal counsel to all segments of the beverage alcohol industry. Our legal team helps clients secure essential federal permits and state licenses and navigate the complexities of federal and state regulations.
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Corporate

The Danow Group helps its clients select the proper type of entity (partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, c-corporation, s-corporation, non-profit entity, etc.). We assist with the formation of the entities and the preparation of documents to properly authorize transactions. Shareholders' Agreements and Operating Agreements require extra attention when dealing with a regulated industry.
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Compliance and Due Diligence

The Danow Group helps sports, entertainment and similar venues understand and comply with federal and state tied-house laws enabling them to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities. We also assist clients who are considering purchasing existing licensed entities with their due diligence audits.
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Licensing

The Danow Group is well-versed in the intricacies of state and federal licensing.
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Transactions

The Danow Group assists clients as they navigate the complexities added to commercial transactions by federal and state licensing laws and regulations.
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Real Estate

The potential regulatory impact of alcohol and cannabis regulation on real estate transactions cannot be overstated. Whether viewing the matter from the point of view of the landlord, tenant, seller or purchaser, there are significant dangers for the uninformed and unwary.
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Wills, Trusts & Estates

Crafting a comprehensive succession plan for holders of licensed businesses demands a nuanced understanding of regulatory requirements and licensing qualifications.

People

Comprehensive assistance from our advisory team

The Danow Group assigns one or more attorneys and paralegals to each client. This unique “advisory team” strategy helps optimize success and mitigate associated risks.
Keven Danow

Keven Danow

Founding and Senior Partner
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William R. McMullan

William R. McMullan

Founding, Senior and Managing Partner
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Barbara Kwon

Barbara Kwon

Partner
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Calum d'Oelsnitz

Calum d’Oelsnitz

Associate
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Latest News

Stay informed on the critical current issues impacting the beverage alcohol industry

Federal Trade Commission Seeks To Ban Non-Compete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has issued a final rule which bans most agreements that restrict an employee’s ability to compete with its employer. 

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New Laws Come With The New Budget

Several new alcoholic beverage control laws were included in the new Budget.  These changes are intended to speed up the application process and to give the State Liquor Authority more flexibility to grant licenses and permits. 

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Wine and Spirits Labeled as Organic

Because a growing number of consumers believe there is an advantage to purchasing organic products, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) is concentrating on eliminating food and beverages improperly labeled as organic.  The USDA National Organic Program (“NOP”) published its final rule entitled “Strengthening Organic Enforcement (“SOE”).  This rule will be implemented as of […]

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The Danow Group PLLC is the successor to Danow, McMullan & Panoff, P.C.
The Danow Group PLLC is a professional limited liability company formed under the laws of the state of New York.
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