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(713) 880-2992Monshaugen & Van Huff, P.C.1225 North Loop West, Suite 640 | Houston, Texas 77008
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The liquor law attorneys and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (“TABC”) licensing specialists of Monshaugen & Van Huff, P.C. routinely assist businesses throughout Texas apply for and obtain TABC permits and licenses. Our expertise includes dealing with issues such as distance requirements, public notification requirements, bond requirements (comptroller tax bonds, TABC conduct surety bonds, and TABC performance bonds), and federal (TTB) permitting.

The types of businesses that we routinely assist with liquor licensing include the following:

  • Bars
  • Nightclubs
  • Hotels
  • Brew Pubs
  • Breweries
  • Package Stores
  • Distilleries
  • Wholesalers
  • Distributors
  • Wineries
  • Importers
  • Non-Resident (out of state) Manufacturers

The Executive Staff of Monshaugen & Van Huff, P.C.’s Licensing Division includes Albert T. Van Huff, a licensed attorney with over 20 years experience in TABC licensing and permitting, and Keith Coleman, a former TABC regional commander with over 20 years experience in TABC licensing and permitting.

There are several advantages to utilizing a law firm as opposed to a licensing agency in connection with TABC licensing and permitting, including:

  • Attorney-Client Privilege - we cannot be compelled by subpoena or otherwise to disclose any communications between clients and the firm. No such privilege applies to businesses dealing with a licensing agency.
  • Attorneys are licensed and regulated by the State of Texas. Licensing agencies are not regulated.
  • Attorneys are required to keep client funds in a trust account that is subject to being audited by the State of Texas. All client funds paid to an attorney to cover state fees and other expenses are held in the trust account. Many non-regulated licensing agencies will collect the entire cost of their fees along with the state fees for the TABC permit, co-mingle the funds in their operating accounts, and then get behind on cash flow. This results in unnecessary delays in the issuance of the TABC permit or license.

We are available by telephone or email to answer any questions that you have regarding TABC licensing or any other TABC related issues.


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