Operating a restaurant or hospitality business is tremendously rewarding, but the behind-the-scenes work presents unique challenges. From starting the company, finding the right location and obtaining licenses and permits, to managing employees and vendor relationships, we see the restaurant and hospitality industries from every angle. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and creativity, not only to keep you in business, but to keep you a step ahead.

Our work in the restaurant and hospitality industries includes

  • Advising on start-up issues, including business entity choice
  • Drafting and negotiating shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Reviewing and advising on loan and other bank documents
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial leases
  • Advising on choice of franchise system or independent business
  • Serving as general business counsel
  • Obtaining and maintaining permits and licenses
  • Managing employee and vendor relations
  • Maintaining tax and regulatory compliance
  • Resolving disputes with other businesses, consumers and third parties