New York City Liquor License Lawyer Leonard Fogelman


Leonard M. Fogelman is the founding partner of Fogelman & Fogelman LLC.

Mr. Fogelman is a renowned expert in licensed beverage law and regulation, and specializes in the practice of law related to the alcohol beverage and hospitality industries.  He is considered one of the leading authorities of licensing law in the United States.

For more than 40 years, Mr. Fogelman has been representing major producers, importers and distributors of alcoholic beverages; liquor, wine and beer wholesalers; owners, operators, franchisors and franchisees of national hotel and restaurant venues; and the owners and operators of restaurants and supermarkets in New York State. His practice includes counseling alcoholic beverage industry clients on regulatory, contract, and licensing matters.

He has appeared in matters before the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the Tax & Trade Bureau of the Department of the Treasury, the New York State Liquor Authority, the New York City Department of Health, the New York City Environmental Control Board, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, and various other state alcoholic beverage control and tax agencies.

  • J.D., Fordham Law School (1972)
  • B.A., Queens College (1968)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • All New York State Courts
  • American Bar Association
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

About My Practice

For the past 40 years, my practice has been largely focused on helping clients involved in the alcohol beverage industry, including bars, restaurants, sellers, resellers, and other industry participants.  During this time, I’ve gained a wealth of experience in representing clients in almost all types of licensing issues and other matters related to alcohol sales. I help clients solve problems.  Whether those problems relate to licensing or another area, I rely upon my experience to help develop strategies designed to accomplish client objectives in an expeditious manner. If you or your business need experienced legal counsel concerning an alcohol licensing or related matter, I would invite you to call me.

Lectures and Presentations

Mr. Fogelman has lectured on alcoholic beverage related matters at New York University, at the Sommelier Society of America at Pace University Law School, and the New York State Bar Association's continuing legal education programs.  He is counsel to the New York Alliance of Fine Wine Wholesalers. ___________________________________

Client Review

"We hire attorney Fogelman to represent in complex liquor license transfer application. He worked with us for almost 9 months for liquor transfer process and was helpful and professional throughout chaotic meetings with board of selectmen. I recommend him to my family members and friends in future if they need any legal help for liquor license."

Google Review 5 Stars - K.P.

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