Restaurant and HospitalityThe restaurant industry is one of the most significant economic and tourism drivers in the Southeastern United States. With our extensive experience with the craft beverage industry and the food manufacturing industry, McLaughlin, PC plays an integral role in serving the legal needs of this industry advising restaurant founders and management on employment, corporate, regulatory, intellectual property, real estate development, and tax matters.

We understand the demanding nature of the restaurant industry and the challenges of managing staff, paying tipped employees properly, and keeping accurate documentation in a fast-paced kitchen environment. Our representative restaurant industry legal services include the following:

  • Business planning
  • Entity formation
  • Capital raising
  • Commercial leasing
  • Zoning and land use
  • Employee handbooks and polices
  • Employee confidentiality agreements
  • Pay practices
  • Trademark and trade secret protection and management
  • Permitting and regulatory compliance

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