We represent bars, restaurants, liquor stores and other licensed establishments in all aspects of alcoholic beverage regulation.If you are buying, selling, opening, changing or moving an establishment we provide all of the services you may need, including representation before the ABC Board.
If you have received a citation for a violation or if an incident resulted in a summary closure of your business, I can help. If you have any questions about an ABC matter, you are welcome to contact us, and we can evaluate how we may be able to assist you.
Our Unique Approach
Our Unique Approach
"What makes Rich different is not just his legal brilliance and work ethic, but the fact that he is a certified authentic human being. We love talking to him and the folks at his office, which is not something we can say for most legal representation. He, and his staff, have answered our panicked calls about everything from violated leases to overdue invoices, and regardless of the situation, we feel better when we're done talking. Rich and his team have taken considerable time to get to know us, as people and as a business, and we believe they honestly care about our success. Simply put, they're good people doing good work. It would not be an exaggeration to say that we could not survive and operate without the help of this law office. If you are considering legal representation for anything in the District of Columbia, stop looking, pick the phone up, and get Rich on your team. We all sleep a great deal better because we did."
"Rich and his team were wonderful to work with. They were on top of everything throughout the entire process, openly communicated with me as things progressed, and their understanding of the law was top notch. The successful resolution of the case (in my favor) was icing on the cake. I will absolutely use RJB Law in the future should I need representation again (but hopefully I won't!)"
"The service exceeded my expectations. I had an odd situation with a deed transfer in Washington DC. Richard Bianco and his team were able to get it through quickly. Very responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with. The invoice came in exactly as first quoted even though extra work was done. Would highly recommend."
"Richard J. Bianco worked with us collaboratively on a contentious and complicated legal issue. The case dragged on for more than a year. During that time, Mr. Bianco provided his legal expertise to advise and inform us of our options at every step of the process until the matter was successfully resolved. Dealing with legal issues is stressful, so it also helped that Mr. Bianco is both professional and a nice person as well."
"I have had the pleasure of both working for and with Rich Bianco. To say that he's an excellent attorney is probably unfair, he's beyond that. His knowledge of the law, his methodical approach to matters is second to none and his courtroom manner is exceptional. He's a strong advocate and definitely someone that you need on your team. Even when Rich is being coy about practice areas he says he doesn't know, he does. He's that good! Consequently, I have no hesitation in recommending Rich Bianco to my UK clients who need advice and assistance in the US."
"Rich is one of the best in DC! While it’s never fun to need an attorney, it’s very calming to know you have an attorney who knows what he’s talking about, knows the process and is attentive to all the details."
"100% recommend. Hands down. No hesitation or exceptions. Rich was recommended to me by my realtor (Vince Hurteau, Continental Properties, Ltd). He spent about an hour recently helping me understand my legal options in a complicated condominium real estate situation. Rich was frank, pragmatic, objective, and refreshingly forthright about the risks of potential courses of action. His flat fee structure seemed eminently reasonable, and he radiated competence and confidence. I would recommend him to anyone."
"Rich is an amazingly talented attorney, and he is disciplined and hard-working. He is tenacious and will get the work done. In litigation, he is quick on his feet and very articulate. As a colleague, he is a pleasure to work with, and very reliable. I've recently asked him to take over one as first chair of my cases, in the field of real estate litigation. He handled it exactly as it needed to be done. The client was extremely happy, as he both got what he wanted and deserved, and he also felt heard and respected. Rich was easy to communicate with, and was quick to have a plan for every situation that came up. I can't wait to have another case where I get to collaborate with Rich."