Warshaw Burstein LLP | Hotels and Hospitality and Alcoholic Beverage Businesses
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Hotels and Hospitality and Alcoholic Beverage Businesses

Hotels and hospitality and alcohol beverage businesses present unique industry specific problems that require expertise in a wide variety of legal disciplines.   Our group represents retail venues, such as hotels, restaurants, sports and recreation venues, lenders, private investment funds that invest in such assets, and importer and wholesale distributors.  Our lawyers draw upon our diverse training, experience and acumen to assist our clients to overcome the inherent complexities of their industry.

The members of our hotel and hospitality group, some of whom have worked in the hotel and hospitality industry, understand and identify the myriad, often obscure issues necessary to deliver quality legal advice.

Our alcohol beverage group is familiar not only with eligibility issues and the laws and regulations governing the alcohol beverage industry, but also with the processes for filings required at the federal, state and local levels of government.  Our group advises clients as to the appropriate alcohol beverage federal and state licenses and permits necessary to conduct their businesses.  Our attorneys have appeared before state agencies and courts, responded to alleged violations, including violations of trade practices, obtained and arranged for the transfer of both on-premises and off-premises alcohol licenses and permits, counseled on appropriate classes of license, and represented our clients in connection with all aspects of their businesses, including internal business issues.

Both our hotel and hospitality and alcohol beverage groups utilize support from the Firm’s various practice areas to provide practical solutions to our clients to the issues they routinely encounter, including issues related to: acquisitions, land use, zoning, property development, construction, financing, franchising, leasing, employment, corporate governance regulatory compliance, intellectual property, tax, divestiture and litigation.

Our experience handling complex hotel and hospitality and alcohol beverage matters enables us to work with our clients, whether they are start-ups, franchises or established operations, to develop and implement creative solutions to address the challenges presented in this dynamic field. As the hotel and hospitality industry and the alcohol beverage industry continue to evolve, we are well positioned to partner with our clients to promote and foster successful endeavors.