Restaurant Law


Counseling Owners on Their Real Estate and Business Legal Needs

As of a recent count, there were 6,650 restaurants in New York City, more than any city in the world. Many are owned by newly aspiring entrepreneurs. Some are franchised concepts. Some are owned by seasoned restaurant developers. Regardless of what type of restaurant owner you are or are aspiring to be, Einbinder Dunn & Goniea is equipped to meet and exceed all of your legal needs. Our firm represents restaurant owners, developers, franchisors and franchisees in all business, franchise and litigation matters in New York and the entire New York Metropolitan area.

Our extensive franchise experience coupled with our decades of real estate and business experience, particularly in this industry, make us a one stop shop for the many legal needs of a restaurant owner, either in general business and litigation matters or in addressing franchising issues. We handle business organization and agreements, commercial leasing, employment agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, investment and financing agreements as well as litigation and arbitration arising from all of these areas.

In franchising, we have years of experience developing and analyzing restaurant franchise concepts. In real estate, we have handled numerous restaurant leases in the New York Metropolitan area. For the restaurant developer, having one firm to turn to for all of these varied needs is invaluable.

We have worked recently in development projects for multi-unit developers of national chain restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, Corner Bakery Café and MOOYAH Burgers, as well as privately owned single unit restaurants. Our firm’s devotion and accessibility is unparalleled through every step of your transaction, from the concept stage, to leasing, business development, operating agreements and expansion plans.

Recent News

Richard Bayer, Mackenzie Dimitri and Kelly Krug are co-authoring the New York chapter of the 2017 edition of the Franchise Desk Book.

Mackenzie Dimitri will be speaking on a panel for an ABA webinar on March 23, 2017. The panel will discuss ‘hot topics’ this renewal season, and will provide practical tips to address the new NASAA commentary, joint employer issues, data management and privacy concerns for franchisors, technology developments, Item 7 and refranchising programs and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, as well as other subjects.

The firm recently obtained a preliminary injunction enjoining animal rights protesters from obstructing NY horse carriage operators from conducting their business and requiring that the protesters remain at least 9-feet from the horse carriages and their customers.

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