Restaurant and Lifestyle

Restaurants are complex, multi-faceted operations and whether you are a single unit operator or a seasoned multi-national franchisor, it is likely that you will experience legal challenges similar to those of any large-scale business owner.

When starting a new concept or growing an existing brand, our restaurant clients often require counsel with respect to organizational structuring, intellectual property, leasing, design & construction, equipment financing, mergers and acquisitions, raising public and private capital and franchising matters. Moreover, when it comes to running the day to day operations of a restaurant, our clients also face issues relating to regulatory, labor and employment, insurance and litigation matters.

In order to meet the growing demands of our valued restaurant clients, Raines Feldman LLP has developed a Restaurant Practice Group comprised of a team of experienced real estate, corporate, litigation, franchise and intellectual property attorneys to provide comprehensive counsel to high-profile restaurant companies and their owners, operators, managers, landlords, tenants, franchisors and lenders.

Our Restaurant Practice Group resolves problems and creates opportunities for our clients by delivering effective and efficient solutions to issues arising in:

  • Startup funding and organizational matters
  • Purchase and sale of restaurants and their assets
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Leasing, Sale/Leasebacks and General Real Estate Matters
  • Complex Financings
  • Licensing Agreements and Media Transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Labor and Employment
  • Trademark and Branding
  • Litigation