We have unique and significant expertise representing restaurant and food service clients in disputes particular to their industry. Specifically, we represent national, regional and local food service distributors, restaurant chains, early-stage restaurant companies, individual restauranteurs, franchisors and franchisees, manufacturers of food products and specialty items. The firm is a member of the California Restaurant Association.
We advise clients in this industry in critical aspects of their business, including insurance-related needs, employment issues and alcohol and beverage issues. We assist clients in every aspect of the restaurant and food service business. This includes cases involving start-up funding and organizational matters; purchase and sale of restaurant assets; defense of California wage-hour class actions suits; employment and labor advice; licensing; intellectual property issues involving patents, trademarks and label registrations; real estate and leasing; resolution of land use issues for beverage industry clients.