Hospitality and Restaurant Services

The hospitality and restaurant industry presents evolving challenges and substantial risks.
We assist you in protecting your business and identifying and overcoming specific issues to facilitate your success. With a unique awareness of industry trends and forward-thinking ideas, we provide legal counsel from a business perspective.

Whether it’s guiding an international client in establishing its presence in the United States, negotiating a lease for the expansion of a restaurant chain, counseling a franchisor on labor and employment compliance or advising clients through the capital raising process – our attorneys are available to assist.

We serve as general outside counsel for many of our restaurant and hospitality clients.We strive to become an integral party of your team by learning your business models and goals, developing creative operational strategies, and negotiating favorable agreements in a cost-efficient sophisticated and effective manner.

Our team of well-rounded, seasoned attorneys represents individual domestic and international restaurateurs, chain restaurants, hospitality clients, licensors and franchisors in all aspects of their businesses. We advise on matters including:

  • Business organization
  • Financing
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Strategic alliances
  • Intellectual property
  • Real estate leasing, acquisitions and development
  • Government regulations and compliance
  • Licensing and permits
  • Franchising
  • Construction
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Immigration
  • F&B supply and distribution agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Employment and non-competition agreements
  • Concession agreements
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Incentive compensation plans (cash and equity)
  • Marketing, advertising and promotions
  • Internet and data privacy
  • Litigation
  • Tax
Name Title Direct Dial Vcard
Feder, Hagit Senior Compliance Administrator, CFE Senior Compliance Administrator, CFE 212.216.1109 VCard
Goldsmith, Amy B. Partner Partner 212.216.1135 VCard
Iannaccone, Giuliano Partner Partner 212.216.1110 VCard
Kilduff, Patrick J. Partner Partner 212.216.8019 VCard
Levinson, Gabriel Partner, CFE Partner, CFE 212.216.1133 VCard
Lippert, Nels T. Counsel Counsel 212.216.1157 VCard
Pfeffer, David J. Partner, Chair of Construction Group Partner, Chair of Construction Group 212.216.8075 VCard
Piazza, Deborah J. Partner Partner 212.216.1140 VCard
Rosenberg, Mark J. Partner Partner 212.216.1127 VCard
Schneider*, Scott Counsel Counsel 212.216.1167 VCard
Steer, Richard L. Partner Partner 212.216.8070 VCard
Strongin, Landey Partner Partner 212.216.1177 VCard
Toevs Carolan, Tara Counsel Counsel 212.216.8007 VCard
Zagorsky, Arthur Partner Partner 212.216.8030 VCard
Zipkowitz, Eric Partner Partner 212.216.8088 VCard