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 Burch & Cracchiolo’s 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 Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Compliance (DLLC), including appeals to the Superior Court and Court of Appeals; and the sale of quota licenses. In addition, he handles summary suspensions, notice of violations of AZ Department of Health Services (AZDHS) COVID-19 guidelines, attestations of violations, and compliance for notice of closure for bars and restaurants. He is knowledgeable about recent changes to the law involving online delivery, craft brewing and local wineries. Jake represents a wide range of clients 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.