Client List

Multi Unit Transfers:

buy sell liquor license californiaCVS acquisition of Savon and Longs Drugs – We coordinated the simultaneous transfer of over 300 off-sale alcoholic beverage licenses as CVS acquired Savon Drugs and then another 350+ licenses when CVS acquired Longs Drugs.  Project included recording the posting in counties throughout California, arranging for temporary permits for all locations, and troubleshooting problem sites to ensure that every license was issued in a timely manner.

Similar projects have included:

  • Apollo Global Management acquisition of Smart and Final- 180 units
  • Sprout’s Farmers Market acquisition of Henry’s Markets- 40 units
  • Arco takeover of Thrifty Oil, Inc.- 97 units
  • Unocal Oil Company stock transfer to Tosco- 53 units
  • Circle K Stores, Inc. transfer to Kayo Oil- 99 units
  • Station Operators, Inc. transfer to Exxon Mobile- 30 units
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Corp
  • BP Westcoast I, LLC takeover of Prestige Stations- 275 units

Notable Premises:

The J. Paul Getty Trust-The Getty Center-The Getty Villa – Consulted on technical issues related to the appropriate licenses and required documentation. Coordinated the official ABC application, arranged the purchase of the license and escrow, and served as intermediary with the ABC investigator during the application process.

Similar projects have included:

  • Long Beach Museum of Art
  • Dodger Stadium
  • Legoland California
  • Home Depot Center
  • Hollywood Park
  • Sears Point Raceway
  • Industry Equestrian Center
  • San Diego Sports Arena
  • Oakland Coliseum/Arena

Multi-Tenant Developments:

LA Live

Coordinated the acquisition of licenses for the following tenants in LA’s premier entertainment hub- LA Live:

Nokia Theater
Club Nokia
Yard House
Flemming’s Prime Steakhouse
Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill
Lucky Strike Lanes
Ritz-Carlton JW Marriott

Similar multi-tenant projects have included:

  • Hollywood and Highland redevelopment project
  • Metreon-A Sony Entertainment Center
  • Downtown Disney

Hotel & Resorts:

Pala Resort and Casino – Identified and implemented the proper licensing combination for casino, restaurants, and hotel. Handled all aspects of the transaction including purchasing the license, overseeing the escrow, preparing and filing the application, and license issued.

Other hotel projects have included:

  • “W” San Diego
  • Omni San Francisco
  • Westin St. Francis
  • Marriott-various locations
  • Rincon Resort and Casino
  • San Ysidro Ranch

Everything Else:

We have licensed everything from mom and pop country stores to multiple units for big name chains. We have also had the privilege to work with importers, exporters, wine auctioneers, breweries and wholesalers. Truly no project is too big or too small!

  • <strong>John Maino</strong>, President, Ironfire Brewing Company

    “Alcoholic Beverage Consulting relieved all the stress of filling out and filing of our alcohol licenses with the ABC and TTB, allowing us to focus on what we do best."

    - John Maino, President, Ironfire Brewing Company
  • <strong>Neal Pekala</strong>, Director of Legal Services, Hyatt Hotels

    "Your group provides me with right balance of what is important in picking a local counsel/consultant."

    - Neal Pekala, Director of Legal Services, Hyatt Hotels
  • <strong>Dianne Scott</strong>, Director of Corporate Relations, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.

    “I have been working with Mike Brewer and his team for over 16 years and find everyone consistently responsive, reliable and willing to go above and beyond."

    - Dianne Scott, Director of Corporate Relations, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
  • <strong>Amy Bergrud</strong>, Director of Finance, Malibu Estate/Surfrider, Sunset Marquis Hotel

    “ABC Consulting is a pleasure to work with... Mike and Rhonda are experts in their field and have helped us to get ABC licenses for our multiple locations."

    - Amy Bergrud, Director of Finance, Malibu Estate/Surfrider, Sunset Marquis Hotel
  • <strong>Harald Herrmann</strong>, President/CEO, Yard House Restaurants

    “The Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service team have been instrumental in support of the growth and success of Yard House over the past 5 years.”

    - Harald Herrmann, President/CEO, Yard House Restaurants