R. J. O’Hara

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RJ regularly advises clients on complex national licensing issues arising from mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He also provides general licensing counsel, oversees litigation, citations and hearings, and assists clients in complying with tied house and trade practice laws.

RJ advises clients on the legality of national beverage alcohol promotions and marketing and frequently conducts seminars for industry members regarding liquor liability and related restaurant and beverage alcohol management issues.

He is a founding member of the Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys & Consultants, a group of professionals whose practices are focused in the alcohol beverage industry and a member of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys. 

Recent Experience

  • KKR & Co. in its strategic investment in Lemonade Restaurant Group
  • Foreign pension investment manager in its bid for European brewery assets to be sold by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV
  • Golden Gate Capital in its restructuring of Red Lobster restaurants

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University of Dayton, JD

  • cum laude
  • Articles Editor, Law Review

University of Dayton, BA