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Hajjar Peters attorneys represent hundreds of restaurant and hospitality industry clients as independent operators; franchisees; franchisors; regional, national, and international chains; and management companies. Our services combine comprehensive general corporate counsel with advice on concerns specific to the industry. We advise on transactional issues involving finance, acquisitions, sale/leasebacks, divestitures, and taxation, including those related to the purchase, sale, and leasing of real property. We advise hospitality companies on marketing, advertising, and branding, and help them protect their trademarks, copyrights, service marks, and other intellectual property. Our attorneys advise on regulatory, public policy, and government relations issues, particularly those involving permits and licenses. And we offer comprehensive litigation and other dispute resolution services (including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration) that focus on unique industry concerns of premises liability and dram shop liability.
We obtain alcohol licenses for numerous restaurant and hotel chains. We help clients set up the appropriate entity to hold the liquor license and prepare agreements between that entity and the landlord or tenant.
Hajjar Peters has helped develop numerous restaurants, resorts, malls, and mixed-use properties. Our attorneys are skilled at acquiring, developing, selling, zoning, licensing, and leasing ground space and retail space, as we work with real estate developers, landlords and tenants. We handle complex project finance, zoning, and land use, and take care of negotiation, preparation, and review of leases, licenses, purchase and sale contracts, and sale/leaseback agreements.