Gray Reed serves clients in the hospitality industry by providing cost-effective solutions and advice ranging from litigation to the institution and expansion of hospitality businesses such as restaurants, clubs and hotels. We have experience in all levels and types of litigation issues, employment issues, liability issues, contract negotiations (both internal and external), real estate, transactional work, taxation and immigration issues.

Hospitality businesses face an array of federal, state and local laws and regulations concerning their premises, employees and services - all of which take time, money and attention away from their effort to provide quality service. Developing a successful hospitality business - whether it includes a single unique site or partnering with a chain or retail mixed-use purveyors - requires quality legal and business professionals who understand your business.

Hospitality businesses in particular find that success or failure can stem from how wisely they are legally established at their outset. Flawed financing, lease problems, labor difficulties or franchising infractions, among many other issues, can result in serious trouble even after years of operation.

Gray Reed addresses the legal and business issues important to the hospitality industry. Our attorneys have experience assisting hospitality clients at all stages of their lifecycle, including site selection and approvals, franchising, choice of the business entity most advantageous for tax purposes, drafting and negotiating leases, licensing and permitting, premises liability, food and beverage liability claims, employment issues, and litigation involving a myriad of business issues.

Our team can also help the owner with personal affairs such as estate and succession planning to make for the smooth transition of his or her business to the next generation.

With its wide selection of practice areas, Gray Reed offers its hospitality clients a single source of reference for all of their legal needs. 

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