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Mike Laszlo is an accomplished litigator and business counselor who focuses his practice on the food, beverage, and hospitality industries.  Mike’s clients include restaurant groups, wineries, distilleries, breweries, importers, wholesalers, and retailers.  Mike represents businesses in all aspects of the industry including corporate and commercial matters, litigation, complex liquor licensing and three-tier issues, and alcohol franchise laws.

Mike has extensive experience at all stages of litigation, including trials and appeals. Mike’s practical approach to dispute resolution is also influenced by his experience serving in business roles over the years. This combined experience allows him to achieve favorable outcomes thoughtfully and effectively for clients of all shapes and sizes. He understands how problems and disputes fit with his client’s business goals and recognizes that problems and disputes can ultimately lead to opportunity and growth.

As a business counselor, Mike brings a practical perspective to clients to identify opportunities and risks at all stages of the business cycle. Mike advises startups and industry juggernauts on corporate and commercial transactions, complex liquor licensing and three-tier issues, trademarks, and other complex business matters. While not losing sight of the fact that sometimes the best answer is the simple one, Mike excels at finding unique solutions to complex problems.

Additionally, Mike has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on alcohol beverage law and business and commercial law.


J.D., Cleveland Marshall College of Law
B.S., University of Utah


Named Super Lawyer (2021 – 2024).

BizWest’s 40 Under Forty (2015)


National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys (NAABLA)

National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP)

Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado

State Bar Licenses

Colorado, California, Ohio, Arizona, Washington

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct, District of Colorado
U.S. District Ct., District of Arizona
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Ohio
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Ohio
U.S. District Ct., District of Nebraska
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit