Will Cheek, III

The go-to liquor attorney in Tennessee

Will Cheek gets the liquor licenses you need to stock your bar or fire up your still. Restaurants, bars, hotels, entertainment venues, grocers and other retailers benefit from Will's insight, experience and enthusiasm with licensing and regulatory compliance issues for liquor, beer, catering and special event licensing throughout Tennessee. Will also counsels Tennessee craft distilleries and breweries, as well as national spirit producers and other suppliers operating in the state.


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Will is a big fan of Walt Disney's mantra: "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Will's Related Experience

Nashville International Airport to serve alcoholic beverages before normal service hours

Assisted the Nashville International Airport in conceptualizing, drafting, advocating and implementing new administrative rules that allows the airport to serve alcoholic beverages hours before normal alcohol service hours.

Retailer's new design gallery serves beer and wine throughout the facility

Led the licensing efforts to allow the retailer to serve wine and beer to customers throughout its design gallery.

Liquor licensing obtained for indoor luxury hotel water park

Assisted Gaylord Opryland in obtaining liquor licensing for the four acre, $90 million dollar indoor luxury water park at the hotel.


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1991
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1986

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee


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Professional Involvement

  • Member, National Conference of State Liquor Administrators
  • Founding Member, Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants
  • Member and Frequent Programming Co-Chair, Lawyers Association for Women

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Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Tennessee State Fair Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Tennessee History for Kids
  • Legal Counsel, Conexion Americas

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