SLG has extensive experience with issues involving the formation, operation, and management of restaurants, together with engagements with clients in all aspects of food and beverage manufacturing, distribution, and sales. These businesses are not only fast-paced in their daily operations but they also must deal with rapid changes in the marketplace, sudden shifts in trends, and ever-evolving law and regulation. SLG has particular expertise in representing owners, chefs, shareholders, investors, franchisors and franchisees in the restaurant business.
SLG offers its clients a core group of industry-focused lawyers and advisors that have extensive experience, global reach and deep sector knowledge of all complications restaurant, food and wine and beer industry participants face.
SLG provides comprehensive counsel to restaurant, food, and wine and beer industry clients on day-to-day operational, compliance, and commercial issues. The firm’s all-encompassing experience in international trade and global business dynamics is a tremendous asset to its clientele involved in the wine, beer, and spirits industry. Whether the client is competing at the local level or in the worldwide marketplace, SLG assists wine, beer, and spirits makers and suppliers in licensing, supply, sales, distribution, import-export, label registration, and trademark protection.
SLG’s expertise is reflected in handling the following matters for clients in these industries:
- Investments and Structuring
- Commercial Leases and Assignments
- Name and Brand Protection
- Menu Protection
- Chef Agreements
- Alcoholic Beverage Licensing and Counseling
- Distribution and Supplier Agreements
- Franchisee and Franchisor Representation