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A Q&A with attorney Robert and Max Bookman on how to pass a State Liquor Authority inspection in the age of COVID


September 09, 2020





Don’t become one of the bars and restaurants whose liquor licenses have been suspended by the State Liquor Authority. As the SLA has drastically increased the number and frequency of inspections in New York City, responsible business owners are trying to figure out how to comply with the deluge of new and evolving COVID executive orders that SLA is enforcing.

Join attorneys Robert and Max Bookman for a virtual Q&A on how to pass a State Liquor Authority inspection in the age of COVID.

Topics will include:
- SLA's new points system for suspending licenses
- What happens if your license gets suspended
- Types of violations that will almost guarantee a suspension and how to avoid them
- Best practices for food, seating, and social distancing
- And more

About Robert and Max Bookman:
Robert and Max Bookman are partners at Pesetsky & Bookman. Their firm is General and Legislative Counsel to the Alliance, and specializes in alcohol and other regulatory matters involving NYC bars and restaurants. They routinely represents clients before the State Liquor Authority, where they prosecute liquor license applications and defend SLA violations. Robert and Max are part of the Alliance team that has advocated for programs like outdoor dining, alcohol to-go, and caps on third-party delivery fees during the COVID crisis.

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