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Direct to Consumer Sales of Wine, Beer, and Distilled Spirits Committee

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Flaherty & O’Hara, PC partners R.J. O’Hara and Stan Wolowski are excited to have been invited to participate in the Uniform Law Commission’s Study Committee on a possible model law for the direct shipment of spirits to consumers. A diverse group of Study Committee members representing a wide array of interests in the alcohol industry and public health field are …

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Should States be Allowed to Discriminate Against Nonresident Liquor Business Owners?

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R.J. O’Hara attended the U.S. Supreme Court’s oral argument in the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Zachary W. Blair, Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission on January 16, 2019, and is pleased to have had to opportunity to write an article on his thoughts on the arguments presented and issued examined by the Court during the argument. The Court must …

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Consignment Sales Result in Multiple Permit Suspensions

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Well over a year ago the TTB received a two-year, multi-million dollar budget to conduct Tied House / Trade Practice investigations. Last week, after being out of operation for almost two months as a result of the government shutdown, the TTB flexed a little muscle in California, but suspending / penalizing several California wineries and wholesalers for illegal consignment sales. …

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RJ O’Hara Highlights the Complexities of Liquor Licenses for Hotels

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“…since liquor licensing is a subset of administrative law, it is fraught with exceptions. For example, there are states that have a combined quota and direct issue system, depending on the sort of place that the applicant is attempting to license. California and Florida are such states. And in virtually all states, hotels are exempted from the quota – that …

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Flaherty & O’Hara Featured on Restaurant Life Radio Show

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Flaherty & O’Hara was honored to be featured in an interview with Keith Christy on his Philadelphia radio show, Restaurant Life. R.J. O’Hara and Stan Wolowski spoke with Keith about the history of Flaherty & O’Hara, the services that the firm provides, and the uniqueness of both the Firm and Pennsylvania Liquor Laws. Have a listen! Click here to listen …

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Construction Junction’s Steel City Big Pour

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We’re excited to be sponsoring Construction Junction’s Steel City Big Pour on September 15 in Point Breeze. This marks the 12th year for Construction Junction’s annual fundraiser and there’s NOTHING like the Steel City Big Pour! Join us for live music, art, and a wide selection of craft beer, food, coffee, and refreshments. Learn more by visiting cjreuse.org/bigpour.

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Western Pennsylvania Lamb Cook-Off and Festival

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We’re sponsoring the Western Pennsylvania Lamb Cook-Off and Festival on July 22 outside of Ace Hotel Pittsburgh in East Liberty. We couldn’t be more excited to watch 36(!) of our favorite chefs and restaurant throw down in this event, presented by Table Magazine. Tickets are going fast! Learn more and join us: http://www.tablemagazine.com/table_live_posts/western-pa-lamb-cook-off-2018/

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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 …