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Michael Sard

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Michael Sard is a founding member of Sard & Leff, LLC. Mr. Sard is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia and State of Florida, and is a member of the Administrative Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Prior to starting Sard & Leff, LLC, Mr. Sard was a member and head of the beverage alcohol section of the law firm of Fine and Block (Atlanta, GA). Prior to joining Fine and Block, Mr. Sard was an associate in the law / public affairs firm of Reece & Associates (Atlanta, GA).

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Excellence in Education Award, Georgia Association of Business Tax Officials, 2008

Education:

  • Emory University (B.A. Political Science, 1986)
  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1989)
  • University of Houston Law Center (Health Law Semester, 1989)

Memberships:

  • Founding Member, The Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants (AAIAC)
  • Sustaining Member, National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys (NAABLA)
  • Associate Member, National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA)
  • Associate Member, National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP)

Speaking Engagements:

Speaker, “Current Trends in Georgia’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulatory Environment and How Compliance Can Affect Our Industry,” Hospitality Financial Technology Professionals Association – Georgia Chapter, 2011.

Speaker, “Georgia Alcoholic Beverage Law and Regulation,” Georgia Association of Business Tax Officials, Savannah, Georgia, 2010.

Speaker, “Show Me the Money,” National Bureau of Business Licensing Officials, Atlanta, Georgia, 2009.

Excellence in Education Award, Georgia Association of Business Tax Officials, 2008.

Speaker, Georgia Association of Business License Officials, Savannah, Georgia, 2007.

Speaker, “Ethics in the Industry,” National Conference of State Liquor Administrators Regional Conference, 2005.

Government Task Forces/Boards:

  • Member, City of Atlanta Alcohol Technical Advisory Group (ATAG II), 2011-2012.
  • Member, Steering Committee, Buckhead Green Space Action Plan, 2010-2011.
  • Member, The Buckhead Alliance.
  • City of Atlanta Coordinator, Buckhead Baseball, Inc.
  • Participant, City of Atlanta Alcohol Technical Advisory Group (ATAG I), 2004.

Email:  msard@sardandleff.com