Most businesses are regulated by a web of federal and state laws and regulations.  As a result compliance issues and government investigations and inquiries have become a fact of life for even the most reputable businesses.

FLC advises companies and individuals as they navigate today’s increasingly regulated business environment.  Regulatory matters with serious consequences necessitate immediate, thorough, and accurate answers. Further, effective management of regulatory issues often requires a combination of deliberate planning and immediate action.

Ohio law relevant to the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of beer, wine and liquor can be complicated. FLC has experience to assist these businesses by helping them navigate and remain compliant with relevant statutes, regulations and agency procedures.  When a public authority pushes back, FLC knows how to respond - and is experienced representing clients throughout administrative processes and in hearings. FLC’s priority is to ensure compliance, while at the same working around regulatory roadblocks and maximizing profitability.


Representative Service Areas

  • Administrative Enforcement and Hearings
  • Beer and Wine Tasting, as well as Special Events
  • Citation Defense
  • Community Relations and Demands
  • Compliance with Producer, Distributor and Retailer Restrictions
  • Contracting
  • Financing
  • Flexible but Compliant Payment Options and Sales Agreements
  • Identify Partners and Value Added
  • Insurance Claims and Coverage
  • Investment and Finance Agreements
  • Labor & Employment
  • Lease Agreements
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Manage Relationships
  • Marketing Compliance
  • Maximum Flexibility Within Regulatory Framework
  • Multi-Unit Transactions
  • Partner Disputes
  • Partnering Agreements
  • Partnering between Manufacturing, Distributing and Retail Operations
  • Professional Liability Insurance


  • Professional Service Agreements
  • Property Insurance
  • Public vs. Private Debt
  • Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Renewals & Outsourcing
  • Risk Assessment and Allocation
  • State and Federal Business Development Funds
  • TTB Compliance
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Zoning Restrictions and Permitting


FLC | Legal Counsel

Experience, Collaboration, Value

Located in Columbus, Ohio

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