Moses & Singer LLP

Hospitality, Food Service and Restaurants

Moses & Singer's  Hospitality, Food Service and Restaurant Practice serves the legal needs of  manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages and specialty products as well the hotel and restaurant industry. To advise these industries we draw on practitioners from nearly every discipline within the firm.

Guidance on Corporate and Tax Law Unique to the Food and Hospitality Industries

The firm concentrates on corporate and financial transactions as well as day to day representation unique to those in the food, hotel and restaurant sectors.

Moses & Singer offers an array of services for businesses in all stages of growth.    Corporate services for emergent and mature companies include:

  • Advice on business plans and structuring of entities. 
  • Creating proposals aimed at securing financing from investors and banks. 
  • Guidance on licensing, trademarks and creative innovations. 
  • Negotiation of mergers, acquisitions and business sales.
  • Representation on  commercial and individual litigation as matters, white-collar defense and government investigations.

We counsel hospitality clients in transactions involving the formation and ongoing growth of their businesses including:

  • Co packing, distribution and supply agreements (endemic to food companies)
  • Transactional work, including acquisition of a product line, vertical integration analysis, acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations
  • Strategic licensing and franchising possibilities and analysis
  • Capital transactions at all layers of the balance sheet
  • Site acquisitions

In connection with our work negotiating joint ventures with property owners and financial partners, we have extensive experience providing income tax structuring services for such transactions.

The Group's wealth of experience in the areas of media, entertainment and intellectual property allows us to represent individuals and companies in matters relating to licensing, trademark infringement and patenting of inventions.  Celebrity chefs rely on us to counsel them in connection with advertising appearances, cable TV contracts and culinary videos.

Solving Labor and Employment Matters Affecting Restaurants and Hotel Operators

Lawyers in the Group work closely with the firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits area to counsel clients on federal and state wage and hour laws, including the FLSA and the Wage Theft Prevention Act, and to represent clients in federal and state Department of Labor investigations/audits regarding alleged violations of these and other employment laws. We offer guidance to employers on hiring, managing and discharging employees, performance evaluations, job descriptions, compliance with federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws and workers' compensation statutes.

Practical Advice on Real Estate Transactions

Our attorneys have substantial experience in sophisticated real estate transactions affecting hotels and related properties.  The firm's attorneys represent managers, developers and owners in real estate transactions for new developments, conversions of existing properties, and for the acquisition of existing hotels. We also represent international brand owners, facility operators, purchasers of portfolios of limited service motels and various parties in the development of properties for hotels, conference centers, spas and restaurants.

The firm represents restaurant owners and food service providers, including franchisees of several chains in connection with leasing arrangements. Our attorneys negotiate sophisticated leases requiring percentage rent formulations and allocations of control between, in some cases, hotel owner and restaurateur. Furthermore, our work on various leases requires our coordination with architects and contractors in resolving equipment, construction and potential lien issues.

 

 

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Overview

Moses & Singer's  Hospitality, Food Service and Restaurant Practice serves the legal needs of  manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages and specialty products as well the hotel and restaurant industry. To advise these industries we draw on practitioners from nearly every discipline within the firm.

Guidance on Corporate and Tax Law Unique to the Food and Hospitality Industries

The firm concentrates on corporate and financial transactions as well as day to day representation unique to those in the food, hotel and restaurant sectors.

Moses & Singer offers an array of services for businesses in all stages of growth.    Corporate services for emergent and mature companies include:

  • Advice on business plans and structuring of entities. 
  • Creating proposals aimed at securing financing from investors and banks. 
  • Guidance on licensing, trademarks and creative innovations. 
  • Negotiation of mergers, acquisitions and business sales.
  • Representation on  commercial and individual litigation as matters, white-collar defense and government investigations.

We counsel hospitality clients in transactions involving the formation and ongoing growth of their businesses including:

  • Co packing, distribution and supply agreements (endemic to food companies)
  • Transactional work, including acquisition of a product line, vertical integration analysis, acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations
  • Strategic licensing and franchising possibilities and analysis
  • Capital transactions at all layers of the balance sheet
  • Site acquisitions

In connection with our work negotiating joint ventures with property owners and financial partners, we have extensive experience providing income tax structuring services for such transactions.

The Group's wealth of experience in the areas of media, entertainment and intellectual property allows us to represent individuals and companies in matters relating to licensing, trademark infringement and patenting of inventions.  Celebrity chefs rely on us to counsel them in connection with advertising appearances, cable TV contracts and culinary videos.

Solving Labor and Employment Matters Affecting Restaurants and Hotel Operators

Lawyers in the Group work closely with the firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits area to counsel clients on federal and state wage and hour laws, including the FLSA and the Wage Theft Prevention Act, and to represent clients in federal and state Department of Labor investigations/audits regarding alleged violations of these and other employment laws. We offer guidance to employers on hiring, managing and discharging employees, performance evaluations, job descriptions, compliance with federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws and workers' compensation statutes.

Practical Advice on Real Estate Transactions

Our attorneys have substantial experience in sophisticated real estate transactions affecting hotels and related properties.  The firm's attorneys represent managers, developers and owners in real estate transactions for new developments, conversions of existing properties, and for the acquisition of existing hotels. We also represent international brand owners, facility operators, purchasers of portfolios of limited service motels and various parties in the development of properties for hotels, conference centers, spas and restaurants.

The firm represents restaurant owners and food service providers, including franchisees of several chains in connection with leasing arrangements. Our attorneys negotiate sophisticated leases requiring percentage rent formulations and allocations of control between, in some cases, hotel owner and restaurateur. Furthermore, our work on various leases requires our coordination with architects and contractors in resolving equipment, construction and potential lien issues.

 

 

For more information please contact us.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

 

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