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


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

Founding and Senior Partner
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William R. McMullan

Founding, Senior and Managing Partner
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Barbara Kwon

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Brian A. Fink

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Latest News

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

N.Y. Beer Franchise Rights and Improper Termination

Many states, including New York, have alcoholic-beverage franchise laws. These laws are intended to promote stability and fairness among suppliers and wholesalers.

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New Jersey’s Recycled Content Law and Alcoholic Beverages

New Jersey’s Recycled Content Law was enacted to stimulate recycling markets by requiring food and beverage manufacturers to meet recycled-content standards in their product packaging.

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How We Got Here

Governor Hochul and the New York Legislature empaneled the NYSLA Commission to Study the Reform of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.

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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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