Owning and operating retail food establishments, including restaurants and grocery stores can be a fast-paced and exhausting undertaking, requiring a skilled team of experienced professionals to assist you successfully navigating through unique needs. Our restaurant attorneys act as trusted advisors and advocates, representing the full spectrum of restaurant types, including: 
  • International, national and regional restaurant chains 
  • Upscale, top-tier and local establishments 
  • Chef’s restaurants 
  • Casual dining 
  • Quick service 
  • Stand-alone restaurants in shopping centers, hotels and stadiums

We are equipped to identify challenges and opportunities that are particular to the restaurant industry and provide the perspective needed to protect your business interests. As your company grows, the possibility of handling stock purchases, asset purchases, protection of brand identify, spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions, sale/leaseback transactions, staff and supplier conflicts and federal menu labeling regulations become more a reality. Our team is equipped to deftly handle these challenges and opportunities to help your business succeed.

Our restaurant attorneys have extensive experience in a variety of matters, including: 
  • Alcoholic Beverage License applications, compliance, regulatory, and disciplinary hearings 
  • Catering, street festivals, and temporary permits 
  • Franchising 
  • Health department code violations 
  • Licensing and franchising 
  • Purchase and sale of restaurants and their assets 
  • Real estate (including leasing, land use and zoning issues) 
  • Menu labeling

Serving as legal counsel to major grocery chains, providers and distributors, our grocery attorneys are well versed in the unique intricacies and nuances of the grocery industry. We have experience representing convenience stores, independent grocers, local and national grocery chains, as well as local, regional and national distributors. We offer consultation and experience on every aspect of the grocery industry including real estate transactions and leases, tax structure, labor and employment, commercial and personal injury litigation, product recalls, employee or management agreements, inventory acquisition and valuation and compliance with regulatory issues.

Our grocery attorneys have extensive expertise in a variety of matters, including: 
  • Asset acquisition 
  • Commercial real estate purchases 
  • Inventory loan documents 
  • Management agreements 
  • Commercial and personal injury litigation 
  • Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) administration 
  • Store sales and purchases 
  • Store leases and development
  • Vendor-supplier agreements
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January 13, 2015
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Building Your Brand While Following the Law: Implementing Menu Labeling
September 1, 2014