Erin O’Brien

erin.obrien@srclawoffices.com

Erin is the New York State Alcohol Licensing Manager and works with the firm’s Liquor Licensing/Hospitality Practice. Additionally, she assists with the lobbying Compliance Practice.

The liquor licensing process in New York State can be an extensive, time consuming, and sometimes baffling process. With over 5 years of experience in the Alcohol Licensing field, Erin has acquired an extensive understanding of New York State alcohol laws, rules, and regulations, for both on premise and off premise consumption/licensing. She uses this knowledge to benefit clients in navigating this process and assists with respect to the multitude of requirements and restrictions governing liquor licenses. As Manager of the Hospitality Practice, she oversees and supervise all hospitality & alcohol licensing related projects, including but not limited to New Premise Applications, Corporate Change Applications, Alteration Applications, Class Change Applications and Endorsement Applications. She delegates work to staff and implements work flow processes to ensure all applications are organized, accurate, and prompt.

Erin also works with the Firm’s Lobby Law Compliance practice and ensures that clients are abiding by New York State’s lobby laws and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) associated guidelines.

Prior to working at Shenker Russo & Clark, taught Special Education and 5th grade English and History in the capital region for three years.

Education

  • Le Moyne College, B.A. Sociology with a concentration in Elementary and Special Education

Personal and Community Service

Erin was born on Long Island and moved to the capitol region in 2004. She graduated from Shenendehowa High School in June of 2006, with an advanced regent’s degree and multiple varsity letters. Erin graduated Lemoyne College in 2010 with a degree in Sociology and a concentration in Elementary and Special Education. While at college Erin played Rugby, winning the State Championship in 2008.

Outside of the office Erin volunteers in numerous activities in the Capital area, from community clean up days to volunteering and running in 5k’s for various charities. In the past Erin has given back by helping out with Special Olympics across New York State. Erin currently lives in Troy, NY with her fiancé and puppy, Layla. She often enjoys traveling to visit friends and family across New York State.

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