Marcus Schwartz Jr.

Associate, Government Affairs
Austin
3000 One American Center
600 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
t 512.542.7012 f 512.542.7212
mschwartz@gardere.com

Marcus Schwartz is a public law attorney and registered lobbyist who focuses his practice on government affairs and corporate matters, primarily serving clients in the Texas food and beverage industry. Marcus's clients include hotels and resorts, entertainment establishments, college campuses, stadiums, restaurants and bars, caterers, convenience stores, beverage manufacturers and general retail entities.

He represents clients in the state and municipal courts, and also before numerous state and federal agencies on matters involving permitting, enforcement and compliance, including:

  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
  • Texas Department of Insurance
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Texas Lottery Commission
  • Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

Marcus is a pro-business, solutions-oriented advocate experienced in representing TABC applicants and permittees/licensees in contested case hearings, enforcement matters, county judge protest hearings, private club compliance, alcohol local option elections, obtaining variances, special use permits and conditional use permits. He has represented a number of startup breweries, distillers, wineries and distributors/wholesalers in obtaining the requisite federal and state licenses and permits. In addition, Marcus has helped draft rules and legislation related to the food and beverage industry. He anticipates increased interest in alternative formats to traditional alcohol sales.

Prior to joining Gardere, Marcus spent three sessions of the Texas Legislature (77th, 78th and 79th) as a legislative analyst for Sen. Ken Armbrister.

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