Alexander Victor is Senior Counsel to DHC’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group and focuses his practice on transactional, operational, and regulatory matters affecting hospitality businesses – particularly with respect to the New York State Liquor Authority and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Mr. Victor advises on all aspects of the business, from conducting preliminary site and plan evaluations and negotiating purchase and lease agreements to advising on operational matters and handling “post-licensing” regulatory filings. In addition to navigating clients through the complex Community Board and State Liquor Authority (“SLA”) process, Mr. Victor has extensive experience with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and its rules and regulations governing sidewalk café licenses and cabaret licenses.
Mr. Victor represents a wide array of clients, ranging from individual restaurateurs and chefs to multi-store privately and publicly held restaurant companies, hotel owners and managers, nightclubs and lounges, movie theaters, grocery stores, liquor and wine stores, and more.
Prior to joining DHC, Mr. Victor was with Victor & Bernstein, P.C., which was one of New York’s premier hospitality law firms, where he represented and advised some of the most prestigious names and brands in the industry.
Mr. Victor’s practice ties into – and he works closely with – DHC’s Government Relations, Real Estate, Land Use, Employment, and Intellectual Property groups.
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