General Business Matters
Advise clients in wide range of services including business organization and internal governance, equity and debt offerings, purchasing, contracting, insurance, employee benefits, healthcare, environmental, tax and industrial relations.
Advise clients on developing successful and comprehensive IP strategies by protecting, managing, asserting, defending and leveraging their IP assets in the restaurant industry.
Labor & Employment
Advise clients in employment-based claims and working with restaurants to implement management training and operating policies which minimize the occurrence of claims.
Work with clients on leasing matters often involving landlords, tenants, lenders and franchisors. We also work regularly with clients to move fee-owned properties into the sale-leaseback market, often unlocking hidden capital and reducing the client’s need for additional debt.
Burr & Forman is experienced in litigation covering all aspects of the restaurant industry including slip and fall, premise liability, insurance coverage claims, dram shop liability, personal injury claims, and franchise disputes.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Advise clients in the purchase and sale of operating restaurants in transactions ranging in size from one to hundreds of restaurants in a single transaction. Representative transactions include stock, merger, asset purchases and divestitures, often coupled with complex financing structures.
New Store Development
Our team is experienced in the site-specific needs of restaurant clients and the potential impact of land use ordinances on profitability.