It takes tremendous passion and drive to succeed in the hospitality industry. Owners and operators of restaurants, hotels, bars, and nightclubs face intense competition and need smart legal counsel to help guide their business decisions. That's where Much comes in.

Our attorneys represent a diverse array of players in the hospitality scene, including James Beard Award winners, Michelin-starred restaurants, celebrity chefs, culinary television stars, and many of the city's and country's most successful restaurant groups. We know the industry inside and out, bringing decades of experience and insight to operators of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and music venues, as well as real estate developers and landlords, private investors, and delivery services. Much also represents food and beverage manufacturers, producers, and distributors, as well as licensors, licensees, and franchisees.

Hospitality clients call on Much because they need a truly multidisciplinary legal team. Attorneys from across our firm collaborate to advise on matters ranging from day-to-day operations to extraordinary events in the business lifecycle. We handle all types of transactions, including corporate agreements and commercial real estate deals, as well as issues related to venture capital financing, intellectual property, labor and employment, data privacy, and more.

Much's attorneys handle projects including:


Business & Finance

  • Management agreements
  • Operating agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Subscription agreements
  • Financing agreements
  • Concessionaire and licensing agreements
  • Private securities offerings and memoranda
  • Production, manufacturing, and distribution agreements
  • Catering and event agreements


Real Estate & Construction

  • Leases
  • Real estate purchase agreements
  • Construction agreements and work letters
  • Architect/design agreements


Labor & Employment

  • Employment agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Exempt/non-exempt issues
  • Tip pool issues
  • Harassment prevention training
  • Termination issues
  • WARN Act issues


Intellectual Property & Media

  • Trademark and copyright registrations
  • Confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements
  • Creative development agreements
  • Data privacy and security issues
  • Appearance agreements
  • Endorsement agreements
  • Media agreements (TV/literary/scripted and non-scripted)
  • License agreements


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