AAIAC

The Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys & Consultants is a select organization of alcoholic beverage licensing and compliance professionals.

Stephen G. Amato is a Member of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland PLLC. Mr. Amato focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, administrative law and hospitality law, and is located in the firm's Lexington office. He can be reached at samato@mmlk.com or (859) 231-8780, ext. 104. We take a team approach to deliver effective counsel to all our clients, so other attorneys in the firm may perform these services as well.

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R.E. “Tuck” Duncan, born October 4, 1951 , Washington, D.C.

- University of Kansas, B.S.Journalism '73; Washburn University J.D. '76.
- Secretary and Chief Counsel Kansas Board of Tax Appeals '76-'78
- Assistant Attorney General, Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control '79-'81
- Assistant City Attorney, City of Topeka, KS, '81-'83
- Private practice 1983 to present. Admitted to practice in Kansas, federal district court, circuit courts of appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Duncan serves as Judge pro tem for domestic violence matters, Third Judicial District, Kansas.

- Member,Topeka and Kansas Bar Associations
- Llife member Washburn Law School Association
- Life member, University of Kansas Alumni Association
- Life member Topeka/Shawnee County Friends of the Library
- Past President Shawnee County Kansas Historical Society
- 2002-2003 Chairman Topeka Postal Service Customer Advisory Council
- Chairman, Topeka Housing Authority 1999-2004.
- Former Chair of the Kansas Expocentre Management Board.
- Former President, Topeka, Friends of the Zoo.

Mr. Duncan has made numerous presentations regarding the 21stAmendment to the U.S. Constitution and beverage alcohol laws to the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association and other associations, including the National Conference of State Legislatures. Mr. Duncan has spoken at various continuing legal education seminars, including his ethics presentation on “View from the Pro Tem Bench.” He is also a former member of the Topeka Unified Schools Board of Education.

Robert “Rob” Pinson concentrates his practice in the areas of business law, tax law, estate planning, alcoholic beverage law and campaign finance law. As a Tennessee tax attorney, he has represented clients in stock and asset sales, tax audits and tax disputes. He also regularly goes before the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and numerous Beer Boards on issues related to Tennessee alcohol laws. In addition, he has advised clients on tax strategy, estate planning, asset protection and campaign finance reporting.

As the only Tennessee attorney named Best Lawyers in America for Food and Beverage Law, Will Cheek leads firm’s Alcoholic Beverage Team and provides licensing and regulatory compliance advice to restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs, craft distilleries and breweries. Will’s clients range from small chef-owned restaurants to large publicly traded corporations. He is nationally known as the go-to source for Tennessee liquor law and authors the blog Will Cheek's Last Call, covering Tennessee alcohol, restaurant and hospitality news.