Kyle V. Hill

512-614-2009

khill
[at]
mfhliquorlaw [dot] com

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Prior to becoming a shareholder in 2014, Kyle was an associate with our firm. His practice encompasses both licensing and compliance matters for clients in the alcoholic beverage industry. Kyle has handled the licensure of hundreds of retail stores, hotels, restaurants, convenience stores, and other businesses throughout Texas.

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Representative Experience

  • Represents Texas-based restaurant chain with alcoholic beverage licensing and compliance issues as it expands into other states
  • Represents Texas-based grocery chain with alcoholic beverage licensing, compliance, and marketing practice issues
  • Assists international discount grocery chain with alcoholic beverage licensing and compliance issues in Texas
  • Assisted Texas-based convenience store chain with re-licensing 60+ units throughout Texas following acquisition
  • Assists Austin-based boutique hotelier with alcoholic beverage licensing and compliance issues
  • Represents Dallas-based movie theater with alcoholic beverage licensing and compliance issues in Texas and assists with the same as it expands into other states
  • Assists retail and entertainment destination in West Dallas with alcoholic beverage licensing and compliance issues
  • Assisted Texas winery with permitting and brand registration in other states
  • Assists Texas breweries and brewpubs with federal and state alcoholic beverage licensing and compliance issues
  • Represented iconic Austin bar and music venue with re-licensing following ownership change
  • Represents clients in obtaining variances and special use and conditional use permits
  • Analyzed and advised major Texas retailer on legality and compliance issues for shipping alcoholic beverages directly to out-of-state consumers
  • Advised mobile advertising company on marketing practices and compliance of advertisements involving alcoholic beverages with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and TABC’s rules
  • Advises clients in tax issues including obtaining waivers of bond requirements and confirmation of taxability issues from the Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Assists several major restaurant chains with the operation and maintenance of private clubs to insure compliance with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and TABC’s rules
  • Advises and assists private clubs in preparing for TABC audits of their operations
  • Advises private clubs on winding up of operations and dissolution following Local Option Elections
  • Analyzes and advises clients concerning marketing practices issues
  • Assists and advises clients with city and county health, food and alcoholic beverage permits and licenses

Education & Professional Background

St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., May 2006
The University of Texas, B.S. in Radio-TV-Film, December 1997
Admitted to Practice: Texas, 2006

Speeches & Presentations

  • Private Labels: Legitimate Use of Brands or Undermining Tied House?, National Conference of State Liquor Administrators Annual Conference, 2018
  • Moderator, Breakout Sessions, National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals Conference, Indianapolis, 2014, and Austin, 2015

Activities & Affiliations

Member, State Bar of Texas
Associate Member, National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals
Member, Texas Association of Beverage License Services
Member, Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys & Consultants
Board of Directors, Sun Radio Foundation

Kyle was born in San Antonio, raised in Corsicana, and has lived in Austin for 25+ years. Kyle enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Whitney, and two boys, Ryder and Hudson.