Quin Breland

Quin Breland

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Update on New Orleans Zoning Ordinance

The new City of New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (“CZO”) became effective on August 12, 2015, but various interested parties have already begun the process of amending this newly-adopted ordinance. Last Thursday,...more

10/7/2015 - Beer Breweries Business Licenses Resorts & Restaurants Restaurant Industry Retail Market Retailers Wine & Alcohol Zoning Laws

Louisiana Legislative Update

The 2015 Louisiana legislative session is over, so let’s check on the four-pack of bills and the proposed tax increase. HB132 would have required individuals consuming alcoholic beverages at commercial establishments to have...more

7/1/2015 - Breweries Excise Tax Proposed Legislation Wine & Alcohol

Louisiana Severance Tax Exemptions in Jeopardy

The 2015 Louisiana legislative session is in full swing and the lawmakers are dealing with a projected $1.6 billion budget shortfall. Of the many tax credits, exemptions and deductions that are in the legislature’s...more

5/11/2015 - Legislative Agendas Oil & Gas Severance Tax State Budgets

Updated New Orleans Zoning Ordinance Threatens Microbreweries and Microdistilleries

The New Orleans City Council is set to vote on the draft Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (“CZO”) on May 14, 2015. The CZO will have major implications for micro-distilleries and micro-breweries, which have been lightly...more

4/29/2015 - Beer Breweries City Councils Hospitality Industry Local Ordinance Popular Restaurant Industry

Louisiana Excise Tax on Liquor Could More Than Double

The State of Louisiana is facing a severe budget shortfall, and legislators are looking at all avenues to increase revenues. Unfortunately, alcoholic beverages provide an easy target and the state’s excise tax levied on...more

4/21/2015 - Excise Tax Wine & Alcohol

Four-Pack of Louisiana Alcoholic Beverage Bills Filed

The 2015 Louisiana legislative session starts on April 13, and the pre-filed bills have been pouring in over the past few days. Four of the pre-filed bills warrant special consideration for the craft beverage industry....more

4/6/2015 - Beer Breweries Pending Legislation Wine & Alcohol

August Fracking Roundup

Various news sources are reporting on a coming “re-fracking” boom targeting older, low- or non-producing wells that may benefit from enhanced oilfield recovery techniques. For example, Reuters is reporting that the fast pace...more

8/29/2014 - Energy Fracking Oil & Gas

Louisiana Fails to Cut Natural Resources Severance Tax

The Louisiana legislature adjourned on June 6, 2013 without reaching an agreement on reducing the natural resources severance tax. ...more

6/13/2013 - Oil & Gas Severance Tax

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