Hospitality

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Industry Contacts

Related Practices

Our hospitality team has served the restaurant, tavern and hotel industries for well over a decade. From convenience store to grocery store, hot dog stand to restaurant group, bed-and-breakfast to hotel chain, leaders in the industry rely on our team’s ability to handle transactional and risk-related issues unique to hospitality.  Members of our team are frequently appointed to act as “outside” General Counsel charged with managing clients’ legal needs in the areas of Corporate, Real Estate, Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property and Litigation.  The team is well versed in entity formation, private placement and finance, brand and liquor licensing, commercial leasing and zoning, insurance and franchising.  They also routinely draft handbooks and training guides, and will counsel management, staff and security to minimize liability and prevent harassment and discrimination claims.  Additionally, the hospitality team regularly collaborates with human resources and payroll to ensure compliance with local and federal laws, as well as personnel-related challenges. If litigation is inevitable, our attorneys have a proven track record and pragmatic approach with an eye toward early, cost-effective resolution.   

Litigation Services

  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Catastrophic Loss and Wrongful Death
  • Third-Party Criminal Acts
  • Automobile Liability
  • Local Code Violations and Compliance
  • Labor, Employment, and Wage Disputes
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Copyright, Confidentiality, and Trade Secrets
  • Advertising Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Food Safety Regulations
  • Food Poisoning
  • Dram Shop Liability
  • False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution
  • Insufficient or Aggressive Security
  • Explosions and Fires
  • Immigration
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Business Interruption
  • Breach of Contract
  • Construction Negligence and Defect Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Class Action Litigation 

Transactional Services

  • Private Placement and Finance
  • Brand and Liquor Licensing
  • Commercial Leasing and Zoning
  • Management Agreements
  • Franchising
  • Structuring of Partnerships and Joint Ventures