News: Tanner Strickland Lenart Helps Client Avoid Hefty DABC Fine
// Dec 2, 2016
C&J liquor law compliance attorney Tanner Strickland Lenart scored a recent victory for one her restaurant clients when she secured a minimal fine for her client under the Utah Transfer of License Act. Under the Act, first time offenders can be fined anywhere from $1,000 to $25,000. The DABC claimed that Tanner's client failed to inform them about a majority change in ownership in 2014. However, Tanner's client claimed that they believed that the proper paperwork had been submitted to the DABC by a former owner of the business, but that was not the case. Initially, the DABC imposed a $9,000 fine on Tanner's client, but that fine was later reduced to $2,500 after the assistant attorney general assigned to DABC realized incorrect information had been given to the DABC. In an article for the Salt Lake Tribune, Tanner said, "We're pleased that the Attorney General's Office called the meeting to consider the lower amount. Lamb's plans to pay the fine and get the wall up as soon as possible. They should be back to serving cocktails before Christmas." To read more about Tanner's victory and her client's response to the DABC fine, read here, here, and here.
Heather Thuett to present on Principled Negotiations - When to Hold 'em and When to Fold 'em
// Jan 29, 2018
On February 9th, C&J's own Heather Thuett will be presenting at the 4th Annual Intermountain Construction Defect & Dispute Conference. Heather will speak on the subject of negotiations and "when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em."
There are some 200 cold cases of murders or missing persons in Utah, yet the state has no comprehensive up-to-date database that would help law enforcement bring perpetrators to justice. A new organization, the Utah Cold Case Coalition, says agencies could be doing a much better job sharing information and solving old homicides and disappearances.
Tanner Lenart featured on KUER on liquor laws in Utah
// Dec 20, 2017
Tanner Lenart, C&J's premier attorney specializing in liquor laws, was featured on KUER this week. Learn how a law designed for strip-clubs complicated the showing of the movie Deadpool at Brewvies in Salt Lake City. Tanner's clients are mostly bars and restaurants, she helps them navigate Utah’s complicated alcohol regulations.