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Richard D. Nasca

Richard D. Nasca provides legal services to the firm’s alcoholic beverage industry clients. Rich started his legal career as a law clerk with the State of New Jersey, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control in 1998. He was later sworn in as a Deputy Attorney General with the Division in 1999. Rich served as a Deputy Attorney General with the Division until 2009, when he left State service to go into private practice where he worked at a law firm that represented clients in all tiers of the alcoholic beverage industry.

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During his time at the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Rich was involved with all aspects of alcoholic beverage regulation and enforcement. For most of his tenure with the Division, he was assigned to the Enforcement Bureau, where he assisted with investigations and prosecuted licensees who violated the State’s alcoholic beverage control laws.

Rich is an experienced transactional attorney advising clients in a broad array of matters in the alcoholic beverage industry. Rich is involved in advising restaurants, hotels, bars, liquor stores, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and distributors regarding alcoholic beverage laws and regulations. He provides counsel with respect to the often complicated and little-known rules and laws governing the manufacturing, distribution, sale and service of alcoholic beverages and the acquisition, sale and transfer of all types of alcoholic beverage licenses.

Rich is also a regular lecturer on the topic of alcoholic beverage law at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education.


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Rutgers University, B.S., 1995


  • New Jersey
  • New York

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Alcoholic Beverage Law & Hospitality

Our practice includes coordinating and processing liquor license transfer applications, license application amendments and license renewalsand providing ancillary real estate, leasing and land use counseling.