Practice Area

Retail, Restaurants & Hospitality

We understand that a successful retail store, restaurant or hotel not only requires excellent food and service but also strict intellectual property protections, a functional corporate structure, savvy lease or real property purchase negotiations, timely obtainment of permits (including liquor licensing) and proper employment procedures.

In addition, we counsel our retail, restaurant and hospitality clients on financing issues they might face, including raising public and private capital, mergers and acquisitions and complicated financing (equity or debt).

We have a client-focused, solution-oriented approach that has earned the trust of some of the most successful businesses in the country – from individual proprietors to Fortune 500 companies. We have established relationships that span decades with clients who trust our firm and look to our attorneys for outside general counsel. Our years of experience have enabled our firm to provide an objective perspective on the business needs, priorities and growth strategies of our clients. Our attorneys work collaboratively with owners, operators, managers, landlords, tenants, franchisors and lenders.

Drawing upon our firm resources, we counsel the retail, restaurant and hospitality industry in areas such as:

  • Corporate Transactions & Finance
  • Crisis Management
  • Estate & Business Planning
  • Food Safety Consulting & Litigation
  • I-9 Compliance and Work Authorization
  • Intellectual Property & Trademarks
  • Labor & Employment
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Product Recall, Product Liability
  • Real Estate & Commercial Leasing
  • Tax and Private Client Services (equity or debt)
  • Workers’ Compensation

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