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Restaurant Law

AdvisorLaw helps clients in every aspect of the restaurant business. As a restaurant owner himself, AdvisorLaw Founder James D’Loughy understands firsthand how a restaurant operates and will stand by your side to ensure that your business venture is successful. Contrary to popular belief, most new restaurants survive their first year—but not much longer. AdvisorLaw represents its clients in all areas that affect the operations of a restaurant including:

  • Liquor licensing and sidewalk cafe permits
  • Licensing and operation laws
  • Florida liquor laws
  • Purchasing an existing restaurant
  • Corporation, partnership, and business formation
  • Commercial leasing
  • Employment law
  • Employment discrimination
  • Employee handbooks
  • Sexual harassment
  • Negligent property maintenance
  • Negligent security
  • Negligent food handling
  • Unlawful withholding of employee tips
  • Civil litigation (breach of contract, vendor disputes)
  • Debt collection
  • Sales tax criminal prosecution
  • OSHA rules and guidelines
  • Employment of illegal aliens
  • Business advice and risk management

AdvisiorLaw is also qualified to represent restaurant clients in employment issues and in disputes relating to property leasing, financing and loans, equipment leasing, franchise agreements, supply and distribution agreements, intellectual property rights, non-compete agreements, partnership and joint venture agreements, and almost any other type of dispute that could relate to a restaurant. We can help you build, grow, and maintain your restaurant business locally or expand nationally.