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Making His Mark in Pittsburgh Restaurants

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Making His Mark in Pittsburgh Restaurants Mark F. Flaherty, one of the nation’s most prominent liquor lawyers, is passionate about Pittsburgh restaurants. BY HAL B. KLEIN, January 22, 2018 When he was a kid, Mark F. Flaherty wanted to be a professional pianist. By age 9, the junior musician was wowing crowds in Pittsburgh and at his aunt and uncle’s Long …

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O’Hara Comments on Illegal High-End Wine Sales Case

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When a Chester County attorney entered into a two-year rehabilitative program after being charged with unlawful liquor sales, a misdemeanor, it wrapped up a criminal investigation by state police and liquor control agents. But the defendant, who police said ran a high-end, sophisticated bootlegging operation, and some of those who have followed the unusual case say it will be a much …

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PA Commonwealth Court Issues Opinion on Licensed Premises

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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Makes Clear The Meaning of “Location, Place and Property” As They Relate To Licensed Premises and Gas Pumps / The Sale Of Liquid Fuels: We are excited to have represented Weis Markets in a victory in Commonwealth Court, which handed down its opinion January 30, 2014 in Water Street Beverage Ltd., t/a Keller’s Beer, Petitioner, v. Pennsylvania …

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Liquor businesses get shaken, stirred

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If Gov. Tom Corbett has his way, it will soon be last call for Pennsylvania to be in the liquor business. In his latest budget proposal, Corbett made his anticipated push for a total privatization of state-controlled wholesale and retail operations that have been around since Prohibition. The plan lets retail beer distributors now restricted to selling by the case or keg …

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Flaherty & O’Hara Featured for Liquor Licensee Expertise

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Flaherty & O’Hara was featured in a piece written by Thomas Olson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, originally appearing on February 28, 2012. “Other firms do liquor licensing but with just a couple of attorneys and working only in their own state,” said Mark Flaherty from the firm’s third-floor office at Sixth Avenue and Smithfield Street. “Nobody does this in as …

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PA Supreme Court ruling: Grocery stores can sell alcohol

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Grocery stores with established restaurant operations within them have full legal right to sell beer, wine and spirits, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled today. The court ruled unanimously in favor of Wegman’s grocery store and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board after a three-year legal challenge led by the Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania, an industry trade group. The MDBA challenged …

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Flaherty & O’Hara Featured for Nation-wide Liquor Licence Expertise

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“My dad was a liquor agent for 25 years,” Mr. Flaherty explained. He went out on inspection calls with his father, and remembers the particulars of the job — measuring the distance between a church and a bar, for instance. On other calls, “he’d set me at the pinball machine,” while his dad examined the place. Read the full article …