Who we are
Michael Brewer and Michael DeRuosi founded License Locators in 1997 to fill the need for an independent, reliable, and trustworthy California liquor license brokerage firm. Through the combination of Mr. Brewer’s vast knowledge of alcoholic beverage licensing procedures and Mr. DeRuosi’s extensive sales experience, License Locators quickly became the premier California liquor license brokerage firm.
Mr. Brewer is also the president of Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service. Over the last 20 years, he has personally handled over 5,000 alcoholic beverage license applications. Mr. Brewer has been a guest lecturer at San Diego State University, the California Association of Business Brokers, and The Escrow Training Institute. He is an associate member of the California Restaurant Association, California Association of Business Brokers, The National Beverage Control Association, The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators and a founding member of the Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorney and Consultants.
Dean has been leading License Locators for the past couple years. His team has facilitated the transfer of hundreds of licenses in almost every county in California. He brings 20 years of sales and customer service experience to this complex sales environment. The team at License Locators is prepared to assist the family owned business as well as the multi-national corporate enterprise in maximizing their opportunity.
Michael has joined the team at License Locators with extensive experience in the hospitality and sales industries. With an extensive background in restaurant management he understands the dynamics of acquiring and adding liquor licenses in many different concepts of restaurants. Michael’s professional demeanor fits well with those entering the market to acquire the appropriate license for new business ventures.
Aimee brings an extensive knowledge of the restaurant and bar industry. Her experience will translate to efficient transfers for our clients seeking to sell licenses of all kinds throughout California. She has facilitated the purchase of many licenses in almost every county of this great state. Aimee is also fluent in Spanish and prepared to assist clients that are seeking information as well as those looking to transfer a license.
Lilliana’s experience in business offices as well as escrow offices allows her to assist our customers that are seeking information on both the license transfer process as well as the status of their current transaction. Her extensive background in the professional setting brings a calming influence to customers of all natures and needs. Lilliana is also fluent in Spanish.