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Peter Adlai Berdon

Licensing Attorney at New Haven, CT

5.0   4 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Peter

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Whether the matter involves representing the client in litigation, a tranaction or guiding the client through a life cycle event, my goal is to provide value for my clients.

Because my practice includes representing clients over a wide range of legal issues both transactional and litigation, including real estate and land use, municipal law, estate planning and probate, family law and dissolution, commercial transactions, personal injury and worker’s compensation and liquor law I am able to provide comprehensive, cost effective, legal service to my clients. My clients include individuals, closely held business, publicly traded companies as well as municipalities such as the Town of Branford (2005-2007; 2014-present) and political subdivisions such as the Pine Orchard Association (2007-2013) and the Branford Sewer Authority (nka the Water Pollution Control Authority) (2005 to 2007 and 2013 to the present).

In my liquor law practice I represent wholesalers, suppliers, manufacturers, package stores, restaurants and bars on a wide range of liquor law and non-liquor law related issues.  I advise industry members on a variety of matters including compliance with federal and state liquor regulations governing advertising campaigns, inducements, tied-house prohibitions, franchise control, label registration; corporate, finance and operational structure and permitting.  I also represent industry members in connection with both the negotiation of distribution agreements and the dissolution of distribution relationships.  My practice includes representation of industry members before the State of Connecticut DCP and the Federal TTB as well as in litigation matters in court.  My clients range from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held privately companies to hedge funds to small independent “main street” businesses.



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Berdon Young & M
350 Orange St
Floor 2
New Haven, CT, 06511-6403
Berdon, Young & Young & Margolis, PC
175 Montowese Street
Branford, CT, 06405
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Posted by Amparo gargano | August 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Attorney Peter is very professional and dedicated I highly recommend his services. He did a great job in my divorce case .
Posted by Becky | December 14, 2020
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Solid choice
I have had the pleasure of hiring Peter Berdon for multiple legal matters over the last six years. He is professional, very responsive and has gone above and beyond many times. Peter is realistic with expected outcomes and objective with his counsel. I was appreciative for the free initial consultation and reasonable fees. I would highly recommend the Berdon, Young & Margolis team and Peter in particular, if you are looking for a hard working, honest attorney.
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Posted by Ben | November 4, 2020
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One of the good examples of the profession
I have known Peter Berdon for many year and at the start, wondered if he would live up to his father who was a spectacular benefit to society and the legal profession. He has shown himself to be just that. Over the years, we have used him and his firm to solve any legal issue that arose. He sometimes surprised us with the solutions he found. He and his firm are a pleasure to deal with.
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Posted by Robert | March 5, 2020
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I have had used at least 50 lawyers over the years + I have used Peter at least Six times, The seventh time He lost cost me. I stopped using him. I have had or used four other ones, the no call backs , I forgot , used there partners as message board still no. Not with Peter. Someone will get back to you.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Berdon, Young & Margolis PC
  • 1991 - Present
  • Executive Director/General Counsel
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Connecticut, Inc
  • 1991 - 2015


  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Patricia Lesko v. Raymond Cann Jr
  • Prevailed after court trial
  • Harbor Recovery Corp. v. Harbor Realty Associates
  • Affirmed on Appeal
  • Prevailed on Motion for Summary Judgment


  • National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023


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Speaking Engagements

  • Brewery and Distillery in Connecticut
  • Licensing and Regulatory Compliances and Trade Practice Regulation
  • 2019
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Considerations in Buying, Selling, Financing and Liquidating Collateral In Connecticut Liquor-Related Transactions and Businesses
  • 2014

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New Haven Licensing Lawyer Peter Adlai Berdon
Peter Adlai Berdon
Licensing Attorney
New Haven, CT
Licensed for 32 years
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