Do you represent a restaurant/convenience store chain that serves beer and spirits that is looking to make a push into Tennessee? Do you represent a restaurant/convenience store chain that is wanting to add alcohol to its product offerings? This course will provide information and insight on how to accomplish these goals. Starting with an overview of the alcohol permitting landscape in TN, this course will cover the permitting process, what information is needed, a realistic timeline for obtaining permits and projected cost. The second half of the course will cover maintenance requirements for alcohol permits including common issues that arise including ownership changes, location changes, additions and site plan changes. Finally, we will conclude with a short discussion of legal pitfalls surrounding alcohol permits including rules surrounding advertising and sampling, discounts or sales, and ID checking. At the end of the course the practitioner will leave with an understanding of the alcohol permitting process in TN and what to expect when navigating the alcohol permitting process.
Rachel Schaffer Lawson, Esq.
November 6, 2020