Who We Are


Our attorneys offer more than 70 years of combined experience in representing hospitality industry clients. Although we are perhaps best known for representing licensees and license applicants before the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board, our practice encompasses “start to finish” legal representation of restaurants, hotels, bars, nightclubs, and liquor stores. Included in our range of services are assistance with the business acquisition, entity formation and organization, leasing, business licensing and permitting and litigation needs of our clients. We will welcome the opportunity to review with you contemplated liquor ventures or issues confronting established businesses in the District of Columbia.

COVID 19 Update

We are busy at work, notwithstanding the current health crisis. However, in order to afford our staff maximum protection against infection, we are working remotely when possible. Accordingly, our office may not be staffed at all normal business hours. We are monitoring email constantly and, for the time being, the best means of contacting us is by email:

Steve O'Brien - sobrien@malliosobrien.com
Mark (Chipp) Sandground, Jr. - msandground@malliosobrien.com
Manalle Mahmoud - mmahmoud@malliosobrien.com
Matt Minora - mminora@malliosobrien.com
Olivette Lomax - olomax@malliosobrien.com
Michael Fonseca - Michael is on unrelated medical leave. Communications to Michael should be directed to sobrien@malliosobrien.com

All may be assured to very prompt responses to emails.