Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Services

All your alcohol licensing and compliance needs from start to finish

Licensing and Permits

Buy & Sell ABC Licenses

As former ABC administrators, The Industry Experts have dealt with each ABC license broker throughout California. The Industry Experts only partners with honest and reputable brokers if you are looking to buy or sell an ABC license.

Expedited ABC Applications

As the administrators responsible for approving thousands of ABC licenses over a combined 20 years, The Industry Experts possess the unparalleled expertise to expedite your license application.

ABC License Condition Modifications

Does your ABC license or conditional use permit have operating conditions that hinder your business? As former administrators with ABC, The Industry Experts were responsible for approving or denying requests to modify an ABC license’s conditions. This unparalleled expertise can guide your request quickly and effectively.

Federal Permitting

The Industry Experts provide alcoholic beverage consulting services to guide you through the federal procedures for obtaining TTB licenses for brewing beer, making wine, distilling spirts, rectifying, wholesaling, or brokering. The rules governing these industries along with tied house laws are confusing and arcane. As former ABC administrators, The Industry Experts can help you navigate these processes and get you into business.

City/County Permits & Zoning

As former administrators with ABC, The Industry Experts maintained excellent working relationships with local permitting and zoning offices. Through these relationships, The Industry Experts gained the expertise needed to maneuver these processes and expedite applications for permits.

Alcohol Compliance

Responsible Beverage Server Training

The Industry Experts are certified RBS trainers with California ABC. With 20 years of combined experience, this training goes beyond the minimum requirement demanded by ABC. This training is designed to protect you and your business investment.

Alcohol Industry Secret Shopper Programs

The Industry Experts can bring its expertise to protect your business and monitor your employee performance in the hospitality industry. Our secret shoppers are truly alcohol industry experts that will assess your operation for risk factors and customer satisfaction.

Counterfeit ID Training

Please refer to www.theIDexperts.com for additional information.

Risk Management

ABC Compliance Inspections & Risk Assessments

As former administrators with ABC, The Industry Experts will bring an expertise to your business that no one else can. We will conduct the exact inspections and assessments in your business that ABC and local law enforcement utilizes, solving problems before they jeopardize your business. We specialize in alcoholic beverage consulting services, recognizing and mitigating issues before they cost you time and money.

ABC Administrative Hearings

There is a misconception that a licensee must use an expensive attorney to represent them at an ABC hearing. As former ABC administrators, the Industry Experts were responsible for reviewing violations against a business and deciding if the case warranted criminal prosecution of the persons involved, determined if enough evidence existed to justify an accusation against the licensee and decided on the appropriate ABC penalty. Let The Industry Experts guide your business at an administrative hearing.

ABC Violation Resolution

As former administrators with ABC, The Industry Experts were responsible for reviewing violations against a business and deciding if the case warranted criminal prosecution of the persons involved, determined if enough evidence existed to justify an accusation against the licensee and decided on the appropriate ABC penalty. If your business is facing any of these issues, let The Industry Experts review your case to give you an honest and realistic strategy on how to resolve the matter with minimal impact against your business and to avoid a lengthy and costly administrative hearing.

ABC Expert Witness Testimony

Forty-five years of ABC Experience at your fingertips. Let us be your subject matter expert in court or quell the concerns of a neighborhood council, a zoning administrator or your local vice unit. Additionally, our expertise in counterfeit IDs can save your business. You can trust in our alcoholic beverage consulting services.

Long Term Relationships

Community Outreach

As former ABC administrators, The Industry Experts were the face of their jurisdictions. This meant maintaining excellent communication and working relationships with neighborhood councils, community activists and local community members. With 20 years of combined ABC experience, The Industry Experts brings these relationships to your business.

Government Relations

As former ABC administrators, The Industry Experts were the face of their jurisdictions. This meant maintaining excellent working relationships with local law enforcement, city & county officials, and state & federal elected officials. With 20 years of combined ABC experience, The Industry Experts brings these relationships and experience to your business while providing the best alcoholic beverage consulting services.

Media Relationships

How media portrays your business is critical.  During his 20 year career with ABC, Will Salao was the media spokesperson for complex ABC licensing and enforcement issues. When your business needs help with the news or social media, Will Salao knows exactly how to craft a media presence to best preserve your business goals.

Industry Relations

Wholesalers, restaurants, bars, clubs, stores, wineries, breweries, warehousing, fulfillment, import, export or custom brokers.  Regardless of your business, The Industry Experts have decades worth of contacts, experience and knowledge to bring together people, business and opportunities to create a sum that is greater than its parts. We connect businesses and opportunities to bring your business goals to fruition.