A: It is a multi-step process to obtain a liquor license in Portland, Maine. You must obtain approval from the City, after first obtaining approval from the Code Enforcement Officer, Public Services, Fire, Health Services, Treasury, and Police. You may also need to create an LLC or other business entity, register with the Secretary of State, obtain an EIN, among other things. I can assist at my normal hourly rate of $200, and would require a $5000 legal advance, payable through Contracts Counsel to assist. The fee Contracts Counsel charges is nonrefundable, otherwise, itemized invoicing will be periodically provided, and any unearned fees will be reimbursed to the client at the end of the project.