Food and Beverage
To meet the challenges of today’s demanding consumers, hospitality companies need to establish a game plan to meet consumer trends, economic conditions, technology, market competition and concerns for public safety.
Taft’s Food and Beverage team 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.
Attorneys in our Food and Beverage group have encountered and addressed a host of pressing issues, including:
- Raising capital.
- Drafting real estate leases.
- Answering liquor licensing concerns.
- Counseling on personnel and labor issues.
- Protecting brands and IP rights.
- Analyzing business plans.
- Negotiating debt.
- Managing tax matters.
- Monitoring health code disputes.
- 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.
We diligently support client growth by counseling on all aspects of our clients’ missions and operations to ensure they maintain a pathway to success.