Milwaukee, WI, June 07, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP (“GSH”) announced that it developed a Restaurant & Hospitality practice. GSH attorneys provide counsel from concept to creation, attuned to the industry’s legal issues, business operations, and competitive environment.
With a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience, GSH’s Restaurant & Hospitality Practice attorneys are able to work with a high level of efficiency. As a law firm with the scope and experience to help with every part of clients’ business, clients receive great value from a team that shares their passion and commitment to succeed. The Restaurant & Hospitality attorneys also apprise clients of emerging business and legal issues to make strategic assessments and manage risk.
GSH represents, all sizes of restaurants, as well as corporate and franchised restaurant chains nationwide, in addition to individual chefs, ranging from small local restaurants to James Beard Award winners. The relationships begin with confidentiality agreements so that chefs and creators feel secure that their concepts and creations are safe.
Firm attorneys provide counsel and advice on business formation; real estate transactions; menu structuring; venue, labor, and liquor permits; non-compete clauses; and shareholder and investor agreements. Moreover, GSH attorneys counsel clients on federal and state regulations involving organic foods and meats and the local food movement.
Attorneys in GSH’s Restaurant & Hospitality practice have represented individual and famous chefs, including celebrity and James Beard Award winning chefs, in book, television, and endorsement deals, and various licensing and franchising transactions. Not only are chefs and restaurants represented, but suppliers and individual workers as well, handling all aspects of the industry.
GSH attorneys work closely with service industry clients, including restaurants, hotels resorts, gaming, and entertainment facilities to provide effective and efficient legal counsel. These attorneys are dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest changes affecting the hospitality industry nationwide and strive to provide innovative and proactive legal solutions to suit each client’s unique needs.
Firm attorneys have worked as both in-house counsel for restaurant management groups and serve as general corporate counsel to a major state restaurant association. They have also been actively involved in the restaurant and hospitality industries, including memberships in related organizations and authoring of relevant articles.
As part of a large, full-service firm, GSH also provides clients with support for episodic needs, such as employment class actions, major financings, large acquisitions, litigation, and food product liability claims. Restaurant and Hospitality law attorneys have handled negligence defense, premises liability, and personal injury claims; workers’ compensation; employment discrimination, ADA, and public accommodations claims for restaurants; immigration issues; real estate matters; environmental and zoning issues on behalf of hotel companies; breach of contract; collection suits for entertainment companies; trademark applications and IP litigation.
About Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan
Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP (www.gshllp.com) is a national, minority-owned law firm with 15 offices located in Atlanta; Boca Raton, Fla.; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; Nashville, Tenn.; New York; Phoenix; Stamford, Conn.; Washington, D.C.; Wayne, N.J; and West Des Moines, Iowa. The firm represents midsized to Fortune 1000 companies, governmental entities, and individuals in the areas of litigation; employment; environmental; corporate, transactional, and real estate; public finance; intellectual property & technology; energy, communications and utilities law; and immigration. Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan practices law with a commitment to quality, diversity and to the communities it serves.