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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Get To Know Will

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

Will's Related Experience

Alcohol sales now legal within University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium

Worked with a hospitality management company to license the sale of alcoholic beverages within the University of Tennessee athletic facilities following a change in policies by the Southeastern Conference.

Retail delivery service obtains liquor licensing

Assisted a retail delivery service with filing for the first food store delivery license.

Long-running CMA Festival secures liquor licensing for its annual event

Worked with a special event catering company to obtain liquor licensing for the long-running CMA Festival, which is held in Nashville, Tennessee annually and brings attendees from all over the world.

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  • 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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