Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism

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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 and 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. Our services include anti-harassment and discrimination in the workplace training, and drafting pertinent employment policies. 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.   


  • Brand and liquor licensing
  • Commercial leasing and zoning
  • Corporate formation
  • Discrimination and harassment agency charges and lawsuits
  • Franchising
  • Management agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Private placement and finance
  • Structuring of partnerships and joint ventures

Litigation Services

  • Advertising injury
  • Automobile liability
  • Breach of contract
  • Business interruption
  • Catastrophic loss and wrongful death
  • Class action litigation 
  • Construction negligence and defect claims
  • Copyright, confidentiality, and trade secrets
  • Dram shop liability
  • Explosions and fires
  • Fair labor standards act (FLSA)
  • False arrest and malicious prosecution
  • Food poisoning
  • Food safety regulations
  • Immigration
  • Insufficient or aggressive security
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Labor, employment, and wage disputes
  • Local code violations and compliance
  • Personal injury
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Third-party criminal acts
  • Workers’ compensation






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