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Food, Beverage, Restaurants & Hotels

Executives in hospitality companies enjoy a rare passion for their industry, and that passion is matched by the hospitality lawyers at Davis Wright Tremaine. Representing the hospitality industry is all we do, and we are attuned to not just the industry’s legal issues but also its business operations and competitive environment. Each of the lawyers on the team is committed to working in this area for the long term.

That focus and commitment helps us serve our clients more effectively. We have deep knowledge of the issues and great familiarity with the transactions, which enables us to work extremely efficiently. Our long tenure in the industry helps us quickly grasp the nuances of particular situations so we can provide more insightful counsel than lawyers who just dabble in this area.

We understand our clients’ business operations so our work is informed by a knowledge of what will work for you, given your particular competitive situation and business goals. And we have relationships with industry leaders, regulators, allied service providers, and trade association executives that can provide valuable connections for our clients. We also represent numerous industry associations, which helps keep us on top of emerging legislative and business issues.

We represent companies across the industry, including restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries, hotels and resorts, gaming companies, and food and beverage producers. We also represent several industry associations, which puts us front and center in the development of the industry’s business and legislative initiatives. We provide clients with counsel on operations and the full range of core legal services, such as regulatory, franchise, trademark, licensing and distribution, employment, corporate transactions and real estate.

As part of a large, full-service firm, we can also provide top-notch support for more episodic needs, such as employment class actions, major financings, large acquisitions and litigation. We represent clients nationally and internationally.

Our client relationships are strategic partnerships guided by a simple standard: “How can we help you grow your business?” As the industry continues to evolve, to face new regulatory challenges, growth opportunities and new types of investors with different competitive strategies, our scope, depth and focused experience can be critical assets to help you succeed.

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