Our attorneys know the ins and outs of the hospitality industry. We understand the special regulatory, public pressures and needs of bars and restaurants, from litigation with difficult landlords to working with regulatory bodies, such as the Department of Consumer Affairs, to defending against claims from the public. These establishments are also frequent targets for employment claims, such as sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims. We can help.
The operation of hotels, motels, and short-term stay establishments presents special legal challenges. The firm has experience in the legal needs of hotel managers and operators, including transactional work (such as management contracts, licensing contracts, and rewards agreements) and litigation/arbitration of management agreements.
Liquor licenses are complex, and so is the New York State Liquor Authority. The firm can assist you with your applications for new or renewal liquor licenses, and with litigation associated with that license.
We also work regularly with fitness clubs and spas throughout the U.S. and have provided legal advice to such businesses across their entire business lifecycle.