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    Melissa Lopez focuses primarily on real estate transactions, land use, redevelopment law, condominium and planned real estate development, complex commercial financing, commercial leasing and tax abatements. She also handles ...

Liquor License Holders Can Apply for Temporary Expansion Under Special Ruling for Outdoor Dining

Per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 150, restaurants will be permitted to open on June 15, 2020 for outdoor seating only. In furtherance of E.O. 150, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (State ABC) has issued guidance and enacted a streamlined approval process for ...

Gov. Murphy Authorizes Alcohol Sale and Delivery by Certain License Holders

In order to mitigate the continued business disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Murphy signed legislation (A3966) on Friday, May 15, 2020 that gives New Jersey’s liquor license holders additional options in connection with the sale of alcoholic beverages.

New Jersey Municipal and State-Issued Liquor License Terms Extended to September 30, 2020

As a result of the business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new important updates regarding New Jersey liquor license law.  

All municipally-issued liquor licenses for the 2019-2020 license term expire on June 30, 2020, unless renewed by the municipal issuing ...

NJ Liquor License Laws Modified in Light of COVID-19

A temporary relaxation of New Jersey’s liquor license laws may offer some of the state’s restaurants a bit of good news while they face restrictions imposed as a result of the novel coronavirus.  As part of the measures taken by Gov. Murphy to prepare for and respond to COVID-19, all ...


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