San Diego Restaurant and Hospitality Attorneys

san diego hospitality industry lawyer

California Liquor Licensing and Business Formation

Starting a new business or expanding and existing one requires legal assistance from an experienced attorney. With a huge financial investment at stake, you cannot afford to put your business in the hands of an untested attorney. At Martinez & Schill LLP, we are full-service restaurant and hospitality attorneys capable of handling almost any legal matter that can arise. We represent several high-profile, renown business owners in the area and welcome new industry players to our firm.

Legal Needs of Restaurant and Hospitality Businesses

Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and hotels have unique legal needs, and we are experienced in handling those needs. Our hospitality industry lawyers assist clients with:

  • Liquor Licensing
  • Business Formation
  • Neighborhood Use Permits
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Purchase and Sale of a Business
  • Business Contracts (i.e. Joint Venture Agreements)
  • Celebrity Endorsements
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Security Guard
  • Defense Against Code Violations
  • Defense Against Civil Lawsuits 

Experienced Legal Representation for Construction Projects

If you are building or renovating a restaurant, club, or hotel, there are numerous legal pitfalls the must be successfully navigated. From the acquisition of the property through the completion of the project, we can provide reasoned legal advice and high-quality legal services. Whether you are entering an agreement or have a dispute with the contractors, land use and zoning issues, financing problems, or issues with other third-party agreements, we have the skills and knowledge to guide you towards a successful resolution.

Employment Law for Restaurants and Hospitality Businesses

Compliance with employment laws and regulations is an essential part of any business. Our attorneys advise clients on laws related to workers’ compensation and disability, wages and hours, anti-discrimination, harassment, and family leave among other laws. We also prepare employment contracts and assist in developing employment policies and manuals to help avoid future legal disputes. Should a legal dispute arise in the future, however, we will vigorously protect our clients' rights, reputation, and business interests.

If you are planning on starting a business in the restaurant/hospitality industry or are in need of experienced civil litigators to represent you in a business dispute, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation at our San Diego office to learn more about how we can assist you. Call 619-512-5995.

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