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Steven G. Wolff represents many of the most innovative and successful real estate, restaurant and hospitality companies in the United States. In the course of Steve’s more than 35 years of experience as a transactional real estate lawyer, he has handled complex transactions involving the acquisition, construction, leasing, financing and disposition of all classes of commercial real property. For over 30 years, he and his clients have been at the forefront of the food and beverage industry helping it evolve  into a world where celebrity chefs, destination dining and gastronomic experiences are now cornerstones of hospitality properties and entertainment media. He is a national leader in the restaurant and hospitality field, transforming these businesses through his innovative deal structures and agreements which have become the industry standard. His clients, which include hotels and hospitality companies, celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, national landlords and major tenants, as well as entrepreneurial individuals and closely held companies, have looked to Steve for his counsel and advice on developing, expanding and protecting their businesses through real estate, corporate, joint venture, licensing, and general business transactions. Steve also enjoys the innovation and intricacies in representing start-up businesses in today’s challenging environment and brings to these ventures the skills and experience honed by helping some of the most successful and prominent businesses in their respective arenas.


  • Representation of major landlords, family offices and high net worth individuals in purchase, sale, lease and financing transactions throughout the United States
  • Representation of public and private retail and restaurant companies in leasing activities throughout the United States
  • Created transactional forms of consulting and management agreements which have become the industry standard for use in transactions involving hotels and third party restaurateurs
  • Served as general counsel to the first internationally recognized celebrity chef and his related entities in the growth of his business from two Los Angeles locations to a worldwide enterprise
  • Representation of Las Vegas casino resorts in the development of their food and beverage programs
  • Representation of high net worth individuals in structuring and negotiating their investment activities in real property and hospitality assets
  • Provide guidance and counsel to chefs and restaurateurs ranging from three Michelin star chefs to local pizzerias in real estate, partnership, licensing and financing transactions
  • Provide counsel to U.S.-based hospitality brands in their expansion activities throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East