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Will Cheek has a well-earned reputation as the go-to attorney for alcoholic beverage law in Tennessee.

As the leader of Waller's alcoholic beverage team, he represents clients before the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and local beer boards in licensing, enforcement actions and administrative hearings.

Restaurants, bars, hotels, entertainment venues, grocers and other retailers benefit from his input, experience and enthusiasm with licensing and regulatory compliance issues for liquor, beer, catering and special event licensing. Working in concert with the firm's Government Relations team, Will has extensive experience drafting state and local liquor legislation.

Will is the only Tennessee attorney recognized by Best Lawyers and Chambers in the category of Food and Beverage Law. Will is a member of a select group of two dozen attorneys from across the country featured in Chambers for the nationwide Food and Beverages: Alcohol category. He has also been honored in the Nashville Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” and the Nashville Post’s “In Charge” features.

Will also authors the firm's Last Call blog, covering Tennessee alcohol, restaurant and hospitality news.

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Licensed in Tennessee since 1991. Joined Waller in 2017.


J.D., 1991, Vanderbilt University Law School; B.A., 1986, Columbia University

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