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Liquor Licensing & Administrative Law

Guttilla Murphy Anderson has been serving its liquor clients since 1975, providing advice and representation concerning a full range of issues related to the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of spirituous liquors within the state of Arizona. Guttilla Murphy Anderson’s liquor clients include producers, wholesalers/distributors, importers and retailers, including national chains and local grocery stores, convenience markets, drug stores, restaurants, bars, hotels, management companies, homeowner associations, golf courses, and fraternal organizations.

The professionals at Guttilla Murphy Anderson have extensive experience assisting the Firm’s liquor clients with liquor license applications and other required regulatory filings, and representing those clients at hearings before administrative agencies, local government hearings, and the courts. In addition, Guttilla Murphy Anderson can assist its liquor clients in forming corporations or limited liability companies and with obtaining other required permits and licenses, including but not limited to pharmacy, state and city sales tax, weights and measures, lottery, signs, alarms, health permits, food stamps and zoning required by federal, state, county, Indian Communities, and local governmental bodies.

The Firm’s representation of liquor clients since 1975 cumulatively includes hundreds of clients before the Arizona State Liquor Board, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the trial and appellate courts of Arizona, and the governing boards and councils of the various counties, cities, towns, and Indian Communities in Arizona. The representation of its liquor clients extends to defending owners and their employees against criminal citations in municipal courts. Because of its extensive practice in this field, Guttilla Murphy Anderson routinely has at least one professional at every meeting of the Arizona State Liquor Board, which enables the Firm to keep its clients apprised of the latest developments in the state’s regulation and enforcement of Arizona liquor laws.

In the field of liquor licensing and regulation, Guttilla Murphy Anderson is one of the most recognized, experienced and respected law firms in Arizona.

Nicholas C. Guttilla, Shareholder
480-304-8300 | Email Nick

Ryan W. Anderson, Shareholder
480-304-8300 | Email Ryan