The New Face of the Michigan Liquor Law Blog

June 16, 2014


Effective today, there is a new face for Michigan Liquor Law! The updated website for Stariha & Brower, PLC, now contains all of the older blog posts from the old Michigan Michigan Law blog and will be the host of all future blog posts.  The newest blog post is available here.  If you are an […]

Michigan Liquor Law – Spring(ish) 2014 Legislative Update

March 14, 2014


We apologize for the lack of significant updates this winter.  I, Michael, the author of most of our posts, am opening a microbrewery in Muskegon, MI.  It has been an eye-opening experience, learning about liquor laws from the side of the applicant (rather than simply acting as the attorney).  By way of a shameless plug, […]

Michigan Liquor Law – Fall 2013 Legislative Updates

October 25, 2013


This summer was a busy one at Stariha & Brower, PLC, but we have continued to track liquor-related legislation on our Michigan Liquor Law website.  To keep up-to-date on new bills, you can always check in here.  With so many new bills floating around, we thought this would be a good opportunity to provide a […]

Summer Violation Season

June 13, 2013


Summer is once again upon us.  As we did last year, we would like to remind licensees of the many violations they may face (and ways to avoid them). It is always important for licensees to strive for a violation-free business; however, as we enter the summer months, licensees must become even more cautious. MLCC’s […]

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Proposed Statutory Changes for Michigan Breweries

May 17, 2013


A very brief post on three recent bills and their possible implications: Late last week, three separate bills dealing with Breweries, Micro breweries, and Brewpubs were introduced in the Michigan House HB 4709:  This bill would increase the barrel limit for micro breweries from 30,000 bbls per year to 60,000 bbls per year. HB 4710: […]

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Updated MLCC Forms

April 12, 2013


Just a quick note today – MLCC has updated several of their most commonly used forms. Although not every form has been updated, we recommending regularly checking MLCC’s form website for the most updated version of any forms that you may need. A few changes we have noted thus far: LCC-3011 – Application for New […]

Senate Bill 0216 – (Hopefully) The Future of Michigan Liquor Law

February 26, 2013


In July, we posted an analysis of the ORR’s proposed changes to Michigan Liquor Law.  With the recent proposal of Senate Bill 0216 of 2013, we are finally seeing some of those recommendations make their way into the legislative arena.   We believe that this is a significant structural change to the Michigan Liquor Code, which […]