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Food & Beverage

From restaurants and wineries to manufacturers and distributors, Murphy Pearson’s Food & Beverage industry group helps startup ventures and established brands bring their unique products and services to the market. We skillfully help food and beverage companies navigate the legal aspects of owning, managing, and operating bars, restaurants, and wineries. We’ve also represented various food and beverage manufacturers and distributors.

We represent the full spectrum of restaurant types – national and regional chains; franchisors and franchisees; upscale, top-tier establishments; chefs’ restaurants; casual dining; quick serve restaurants; food trucks; and stand-alone facilities. Our team also represents executive chefs and restaurant design and development companies.

Key Business Areas:

  • Corporate matters
    • Entity formation
    • Business planning
    • Corporate governance
  • Real estate transactions
    • Leasing
    • Acquisitions and sales
  • Regulatory
    • ABC compliance
    • ADA compliance
    • Tied-house laws
  • Employment and labor
    • Drafting employment agreements, handbooks, and policies
    • Wage, hour and tip law
    • Harassment and discrimination claims
  • Intellectual Property
    • Trademark issues
    • Licensing
    • Trade secrets

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

In addition, we handle litigation and dispute resolution for a wide range of issues in the areas listed above, as well as food poisoning and civil rights law. We have represented clients in class action litigation, as well as private settlement negotiations.

Staying current on industry trends, firm attorneys participate in industry groups, including the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and California Restaurant Association.


Experience

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Business and Transactional

Employment

Litigation & Disputes

Trademark Infringement

 


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