Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

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Norris McLaughlin, P.A.’s Food, Beverage & Hospitality Industry Group provides legal counsel to restaurants and other food businesses, helping to develop their businesses, grow their brands, and protect their bottom line. Our attorneys tackle the wide array of legal issues facing the food, beverage, and hospitality industries.

We understand the value of taking a seat at the table. From farm to table, fork to plate, carafe to cask, managing the legal needs of food, beverage, and hospitality companies means understanding industry variables and keeping pace with its fast-paced regulations. Our attorneys tackle the legal issues associated with running a successful food, beverage, or hospitality business so our clients can do what they do best. We help clients control costs and offer legal guidance to determine their best competitive solutions.

Our clients in this industry include:

  • Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries
  • Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Retailers
  • Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Conference Centers, Stadiums, and Other Public
  • Venues
  • Trade Groups and Professional Associations

We recognize that members of the New York State Restaurant Association represent some of the most competitive food businesses in the industry. You deserve representation from a team of lawyers that understand the complexities of your restaurants — one that can assist you in expanding into new markets and developing new business tactics to differentiate your brand in the crowded New York marketplace.

We leverage our collective experiences to work with you to control costs and determine the best solution for you, advising on:

  • Construction
  • Corporate law including general contract issues, asset and stock sales, corporate
    reorganizations, LLC and limited partnership interest exchanges, financing agreements, and governmental approval and clearances
  • Environmental concerns
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual property issues including patent, trademark, and copyright clearance and applications
  • Internet law including website development agreements and website terms of use and policies
  • Labor and employment law including hiring, job descriptions, employee documentation, employee classifications, employment agreements, employee compensation, policies and handbooks, training and leave, and accommodations
  • Litigation, including trademark and copyright infringement, distribution termination cases, legal compliance and litigation management, shareholder dispute resolution, insurance coverage, breach of contract, product liability, antitrust issues, environmental enforcement actions, and state liquor license violations
  • Liquor law
  • Real estate and finance
  • Tax counseling

As a client of our cross-functional Food, Beverage & Hospitality Industry Group, your business will benefit from our commitment to not only act as your legal counsel, protecting your products and brands along the way, but also serve as a trusted advisor.