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September 16, 2022


Vorys has a long history of representing local restaurants, mom-and-pop restaurants and other food service companies nationwide. Our specialist corporate team provides specialist services and specialist advice to food and beverage companies on business, legal and regulatory issues.

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Who We Repres­­ent

Vorys has decades-long relationships as a consultant to some of the largest restaurants in the United States, as well as one-stop restaurants across the country. See the article : Travel Dundee Presents ‘Digital Passport Program’.

Our food and beverage customers also include:

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Our 360-Degree Approach

We pride ourselves on understanding the restaurant, food and beverage industry as well as our customers. Our attorneys use their industry-specific knowledge to collaborate in practice and advise clients on a wide range of commercial and legal issues facing companies. On the same subject : How the No. 9 defeated ABS boss David Gruen. food and drink today. We keep abreast of emerging trends and developments to help our clients comply with federal and state laws and regulations while meeting their cost goals. business.

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What We Do

We advise restaurants, food and beverage companies on some of their most sensitive and high-profile legal and business issues – from compliance with complex international standards and mandates. See the article : Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ to Open in Leesburg, GA. cultural unrest, in dealing with unprecedented spending cuts, restaurant closings and supply challenges, in defense of contracts. and brand disputes.

Vorys has particular depth of experience representing food and beverage clients in labor and employment matters, real estate and liquor licensing, and the full range of corporate law matters. .

Labor and Employment Litigation

About 50 lawyers have been identified by the Vorys community as lawyers to identify and prevent labor disputes through education, training mentors and advisors.

We provide expert advice to clients on employment and employment, employee benefits and compensation, immigration law and litigation matters. About 15% of our labor and employment lawyers have worked in legal departments and have a good understanding of how business processes, policies and personnel management are affected.

When disputes arise, we operate our teams of offshore and offshore personnel and courts with experience in single-claim cases and class complexities. We have represented many restaurants and retailers in successful class action and collective wage and hour claims under federal and state law. state. Restaurants and retailers are particularly affected by class action lawsuits in California, making our understanding of the legal situation in the state even more important to our customers. buy.

Our labor and employment lawyers include:

Vorys continues to gain national and state recognition in the areas of labor and employment law and labor and employment litigation, including the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” report. For nearly two decades, Vorys has been ranked in Ohio for “Labor & Employment,” in the prestigious Chambers USA guide.

Real Estate 

Vorys – a national Tier 1 firm for real estate law in the 2022 US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” report – advises on the development of almost all types of residential and commercial buildings, including restaurants , stores and other food services. location. In the food service industry, our real estate attorneys have experience representing clients in lease disputes and property tax issues.

We advise landlords and tenants in negotiating and drafting leases and related documents. When lease disputes arise, we consider opportunities to create “win-win” solutions to control costs by using a variety of alternative resolution methods. Disputes (ADR) and agreements can be settled to create business confidence and customer satisfaction. When people choose to litigate or defend claims in court, our team of litigators around the country represents our clients to achieve favorable results in judgment.

Property taxes are often a large expense that is not used by property owners. Our tax attorneys work closely with appraisers, property managers, engineers and accountants to help reduce our clients’ property tax burden where appropriate.

Vorys real estate tax attorneys handle national real estate listings and advise on legal matters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

We provide expert property tax advice to simplify the collection, review and payment of property tax bills, saving people time and money. We advise clients through the entire property valuation process and assess important factors, such as the review by local authorities; new construction; significant changes to a property, including market changes, reduced occupancy and rents or government funding sources; fire or wind damage and other injuries; and poor maintenance affecting property values.

Our property tax services include:

Franchising and Distribution

Vorys’ experience in the retail sector began with helping Wendy’s International establish its first franchise in the early 1970s after opening its first restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. .

We have expanded our commercial and distribution division to include corporate, regulatory and litigation lawyers who provide a full range of services to four start-up entrepreneurs and special systems that try to expand and protect their brands around the world.

Our multidisciplinary team includes nationally recognized attorneys representing a wide range of food and beverage companies, a former in-house attorney for a fast food restaurant, an attorney and many years of experience in public affairs on behalf of the nation’s largest trade association and member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Franchising. Our list of lawyers from coast to coast is supported by an international network of foreign lawyers who advise on the development of special practices.

Our main services for franchise customers include:

Vorys is proud to have received the national award for “Legal Media” in the US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” report each year and received top honors as a Tier 1 firm in Ohio in the same category one.

Alcohol Beverage Law and Licensing

Vorys provides a full range of services in the complex and regulatory areas of alcoholic beverages.

We guide developers and property owners through assessing the liquor permit needs of their potential residents, evaluating the availability of liquor permits under the city’s population and obtaining permits for many places, including restaurants and shops.

As a leading consultant in multi-state transactions, we regularly advise on alcohol permit transfer issues and maintain strong relationships with other consultants working in this area across the country.

With roots in Ohio, clients rely on us to monitor and analyze legislation pending before the Ohio Legislature and administer liquor laws. In the past few years alone, we have secured hundreds of liquor licenses for a large restaurant based in the state.

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