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The attorneys in Poyner Spruill's Hospitality and Restaurant Services Group address a wide variety of issues faced by clients whose business and personal activities involve the restaurant industry. This group consists of an experienced team of attorneys with backgrounds in such areas as Corporate LawFranchising, Bankruptcy, Employment Law, Real Estate Law, Employee Benefits, Construction Law and Financial Services

Recent representative experience includes:

  • Representation of franchisee/operators of from 1 to over 300 restaurants in ongoing general corporate matters including financing issues, strategic planning, general contracting matters, franchise review and negotiation
  • Negotiation of disputes with franchisors, including construction, licensing and other issues
  • Representation of multi-state franchisor with respect to ongoing franchisee relations and issues, and ownership and operation of company-owned units
  • Representation in various employment matters including wage/hour issues, drug testing, employee terminations and employee handbooks
  • Trademark and service mark registrations
  • Representation of infringement of trademark/trade dress claims
  • Negotiation and documentation of purchase and sale of multi-unit restaurant groups
  • Negotiation and documentation of real estate purchases, leases and construction contracts for building restaurants and hotels
  • Organization of corporate and other limited liability entities to acquire and operate restaurants
  • Closing of asset-based financing for a multi-state and/or multi-unit restaurant group
  • Syndication of ownership in restaurant groups
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