My name is Duke Tufty and I am an alcohol regulatory attorney at Northwest Alcohol Law, a law firm in Portland, Oregon. I understand the alcohol regulatory landscape in Oregon and Washington and regularly help businesses achieve their business goals in compliance with the applicable regulations.
Before attending law school, I developed first-hand experience in the restaurant industry while working at restaurants across the country. I enjoyed my time in the industry and it helped support my higher education pursuits. That experience gave me a practical understanding of the challenges of operating a business with many moving parts in a highly regulated environment.
My practice focuses on helping businesses that sell alcohol understand the regulatory environment, obtain the right set of licenses and permits, stay in compliance, and defend their licenses and permits when necessary. I also help businesses to obtain and maintain their Oregon State Lottery retailer contracts. If you have a business in Oregon and Washington that involves alcohol, or are interested in starting one, I’d be happy to talk to you about your business goals.
My licensing practice includes bars, restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, golf courses, airlines, cruise ships, and any other business that requires a state liquor license.