ABOUT US

Elks Law is the law firm to contact if you have any issues or questions related to the alcoholic beverage industry in Tennessee. Danielle worked at the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission for over 25 years and also served as the agency’s Executive Director for over 10 years.

LICENSING

To dispense, sell, import or otherwise distribute alcoholic beverages to the general public, one must be issued the proper license from the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and/or the local beer board. 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Local beer boards and the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission can initiate disciplinary action against the license or or permit when the agency perceives a violation of a statute or rule occurs.

TRAINING

The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation that will allow grocery stores and convenience stores that meet the definition of a retail food store to sell wine on their premises beginning on July 1, 2016

INDUSTRY UPDATES

At Elks Law we strive to stay in front of all local, state and federal regulations.  You can stay up to date below as we will post anything and everything that is pertinent to your business and our own.

TWO NEW MANAGER TRAINING CLASS HAS BEEN ADDED!!

Attention all managers of retail package stores, grocery stores, convenience stores and wineries: Elks Law will be conducting a training classes for your managers on MAY 25, 2016 at Grinderswitch Winery in Centerville, Tennessee at 1:00 pm and an additional class has...

BEER DISTRIBUTOR SUES MASS. OVER RECORD FINE

And you thought the fines issued by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission was tough! According to the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission assessed a $2.6 MILLION fine last week against Craft Brewers Guild for paying kickbacks to...

NO MORE EMPLOYEE PERMITS BUT COMING SOON—MANAGER’S PERMITS!

July 1, 2016 brings a lot of changes to the alcohol industry in Tennessee. Almost everyone knows that beginning on July 1, grocery stores will be able to sell wine (if the wholesalers can deliver product to the grocery store, but that’s for another article….). But...

CONTACT

For questions or comments please email below or call Danielle Elks at 615.243.1844