A hospitality business cannot succeed without the right team. Taft’s Food and Beverage practice covers all aspects of the hospitality industry, from raising the capital needed to launch a hot new concept, to negotiating a fair lease that protects both landlords and tenants, to obtaining all of the permits and licenses necessary to open.
The food and beverage sector is highly sensitive to economic and competitive market conditions. Taft meets these challenges by understanding and implementing our clients’ strategies to address their investments, consumer trends, economic conditions, public safety concerns and competitive landscapes.READ MORE
Attorneys in Taft's Food and Beverage practice have encountered and addressed a host of pressing issues, including:
- Raising capital.
- Analyzing business plans.
- Protecting brands and IP rights.
- Negotiating debt.
- Counseling on personnel and labor issues.
- Managing tax matters.
- Answering liquor licensing concerns.
- Monitoring health code disputes.
- Drafting real estate leases.
- Improving performance goals.
Due to the evolution of a global marketplace, the hospitality industry has become the largest employment sector. Taft serves leading Midwest markets in Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, carving our influence into these robust metropolitan markets for our clients. We also serve clients expanding outside of the region, both domestically and internationally.
In addition to acting as legal counsel to our clients, we help them foster meaningful connections within the professional hospitality community. We accomplish this by introducing them to our extensive network of industry contacts who can add real-world, practical experience.
Our Food and Beverage attorneys can call upon other Taft attorneys who have experience that complements the needs of food and beverage client matters. These services include:
- Alcohol Permitting & Regulatory
- Corporate Governance
- Franchise & Distribution
- Intellectual Property
- Labor & Employment
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity
- Real Estate
- Venture Capital
- Technology Services
We diligently support client growth by counseling on all aspects of our clients’ missions and operations to ensure they maintain a pathway to success.
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