Practice AreaAlcoholic Beverage Licenses
With broad industry knowledge and experience in a variety of practice areas, we offer solutions that address each client's particular needs and objectives.
The sale of alcoholic beverages in Montana is strictly regulated by the Montana Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Montana Department of Justice (DOJ). Moulton Bellingham has the necessary experience and expertise to address the legal issues involved with purchasing, selling, owning, and pledging beverage licenses in the State of Montana. Moulton Bellingham has assisted clients with respect to the wide variety of beverage licenses offered in Montana, including all-beverage licenses, all-beverage resort licenses, retail on-premises beer and wine licenses, retail off-premises beer and wine licenses, brewery licenses, distributor licenses, and agency liquor store licenses. Moulton Bellingham has also assisted clients obtain gambling licenses in conjunction with their beverage licenses. Moulton Bellingham has experience in granting, obtaining, and perfecting security interests in beverage licenses, and in foreclosing upon existing security interests in beverage licenses.
The attorneys at Moulton Bellingham assist clients through all stages of purchasing or selling a beverage license, including negotiating the terms of the sale, drafting the various agreements needed for beverage licenses, including concession agreements, management agreements, and security agreements, completing and submitting the beverage license application to the DOR, working with the DOR and the DOJ to facilitate the application process, obtaining temporary operating authority, which allows the purchaser to utilize the license while the application is being processed, obtaining additional features for the licenses such as wine amendments and catering endorsements, and obtaining final approval to purchase or transfer a beverage license.