Joseph A. Shallal

Joseph Shallal is a commercial transactions attorney and has represented clients in general business and real estate matters such as real estate sales and acquisitions, business entity formation and consulting, commercial property lease negotiations, lease drafting, tenant evictions, business sales and acquisitions and restaurant, convenience store and hotel alcoholic beverage licensing.

He has considerable experience in alcoholic beverage related licensing and violations and has been involved in more than one thousand such dealings including hearings, appeals and trials. He has assisted his clients in procurement of liquor licenses, license transfers, violation hearings, licensing appeals, regulatory compliance and obtaining court ordered receiverships over licensed businesses. Mr. Shallal has successfully argued numerous appeals of Michigan Liquor Control Commission decisions and has helped his clients preserve and maintain their alcoholic beverage licenses. He has also successfully appealed decisions of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to County Circuit Courts in order to obtain licenses for his clients.

Mr. Shallal has experience working with local municipalities including the City of Detroit. He is highly familiar with licensing requirements and processes for the City of Detroit and surrounding municipalities. He has obtained various zoning, site plan, land use and variance approvals that are specially required of liquor licensed businesses.

Mr. Shallal has twenty years of practical business operations experience. His business background includes the management of family owned supermarkets and convenience stores. As a result of his former responsibilities, Mr. Shallal has considerable experience in strategic planning, system controls, employee management, corporate administration, real estate leasing and acquisitions, and business sales and acquisitions.

Mr. Shallal has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Management from Wayne State University and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. He is a licensed builder and a licensed real estate broker. Mr. Shallal is a former instructor of Business Law at Henry Ford Community College.