Grabbing a bite to eat and having a drink on the town are two of America’s favorite social activities. Owning your own restaurant, bar, cafe, or other business within the foodservice industry is a dream of many Americans. However, while it is one of the most exciting and popular of industries, it’s also one of the most risky and regulated, including the need for a liquor license.
At Lundy, Beldecos & Milby, we don’t want the legal hurdles to interfere with your plans. We’ve been a trusted partner of many members of the foodservice and hospitality industries since first opening our doors. We have assisted many clients through the process of starting a restaurant or hotel, obtaining a liquor license and other necessary permits and licenses, purchasing or leasing property, construction and build outs, obtaining financing, contracts with vendors, employment relations and regular business records and filings.
Our years of extensive experience assisting clients in the hospitality industry will help ensure that you receive the best legal representation and advice while you focus on the customer service necessary to make your business succeed.
Our Corporate attorneys regularly assist in creating or reviewing Buy-Sell agreements, franchise agreements, financing agreements and other documents necessary to the creation and ongoing maintenance of entities engaged in the foodservice and hospitality industry.
Licensing and Permitting
We regularly assist clients in obtaining the licenses and permits necessary to start, buy or operate a restaurant or other food service vendor. These may include state or local Business Privilege Licenses, Food Service Licenses, a Liquor License, and other permits.
Licenses differ depending on the type of business and the location. Our firm regularly handles liquor license proceedings before the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) and other agencies for a long list of restaurant and tavern clients.
Real Estate Transfers and Leases
We regularly assist clients in drafting or reviewing restaurant leases to ensure that the agreement is appropriate to the type of business and the risk involved. Often the sale of a foodservice or hospitality business will include the sale of the real estate.
Real estate is one of our most active practice areas and we can assist clients with selecting the most advantageous way to take title to the real estate and all provide advice on all aspects of operating a business that involves a primary business along with the ownership of the real estate.