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The attorneys in the KRCL Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Group have a broad range of experience in both the business and legal aspects of the hospitality industry.

Whether representing a small restaurant chain or a multi-national hotel brand, it is important to have legal guidance from attorneys who understand the unique dynamics that comprise the hospitality industry. Our Restaurant & Hospitality Group brings the necessary practice experience and industry savvy.

The Firm's Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Group handles all aspects of legal representation from the acquisition of real estate, leasing of property, obtaining a liquor license, to aggressively defending litigation matters.  KRCL can assist in drafting, negotiating and closing acquisition, financing, franchise, hotel management and other hospitality-related documents. Additionally, our attorneys have significant experience in purchasing, selling, financing and refinancing hotel chains and individual hotels.  Our attorneys’ experience runs the range from representing foreign sellers in a $750 million hotel chain sale to purchasing individual hotels well in excess of $100 million and smaller hotels and motels throughout the nation. By utilizing the combined skills of the Business & Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation, Employment and Bankruptcy Groups, KRCL delivers full-service legal representation to its hospitality clients.

The KRCL litigation group represents a number of hospitality clients in a wide spectrum of litigation matters, including complex contract claims, franchise claims, non-subscriber, and tort claims. Of particular note, we have successfully prosecuted multi-million-dollar intellectual property cases and obtained injunctive relief to protect our restaurant clients' interests.

KRCL provides representation in the following general areas of practice:

  • Acquisition and disposition of hotels, restaurants, and retail properties
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights
  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment disputes and litigation
  • Financing transactions
  • Franchise agreements
  • Franchise litigation
  • Leasing transactions
  • Liquor liability litigation
  • Liquor licensing
  • Personal injury claims