Our Hospitality Law Group addresses the legal and business issues important to the restaurant and lodging industry. Timeliness and service are critical in the hospitality business, so too in representing the hospitality business. Developing a successful restaurant or lodging venture - whether it includes a single unique site or partnering with a chain or retail mixed-use purveyors - requires a sophisticated business and legal analysis.
Attorneys in our group have extensive experience in every phase of restaurant and lodging development, from assisting with site selection and approvals, choice of the business entity most advantageous for tax purposes, drafting and negotiating leases, and obtaining the necessary licensing and permitting to open and operate a successful establishment. We provide essential business and legal advice in all areas especially important to the hospitality industry, and have represented many business in all phases of their operations, including leasing, incorporation, licensing, franchising, alcohol compliance, premises liability, food and beverage liability claims and litigation involving a myriad of business issues.
We are available from the initial planning stages of a venture through the estate and succession planning which an owner may require for the smooth transition of a business to the next generation.