Burch & Cracchiolo congratulates Jake Curtis on being named to lead our 30+ year Liquor Licensing & Compliance Practice Group

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Jake Curtis(May 13, 2019…..Phoenix, AZ)  After nearly twenty years of practicing primarily in the area of civil litigation, Jake has re-focused his practice on liquor licensing and compliance over the past several years.

Jake now leads the Burch & Cracchiolo liquor licensing and compliance department.  In that role, Jake handles all manner of issues concerning compliance with Arizona’s liquor laws including obtaining licenses for retailers, distributors and producers; auditing liquor practices for compliance with local, state and federal requirements; responding to allegations of non-compliance, defending liquor violation complaints before the Department of Liquor, including appeals to the District Court and Court of Appeals; and the sale of quota licenses.

He is knowledgeable about recent changes to the law involving online delivery, craft brewing and local wineries.  Jake represents a wide range of clients ranging from national grocery stores, hotel and restaurant chains to mom-and-pop bars, restaurants and liquor stores. Jake’s experience with the administrative processes in Arizona has allowed him to also advise clients regarding medical marijuana and gaming issues.