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Whether you're a startup restaurant, food truck owner, growing regional chain, seasoned multi-unit operator, winery, brewery, distillery, spirits company, bar, nightclub, caterer, private chef, hotel, resort or private club, we can help identify and address the unique issues that your business will face.

We counsel clients in the formation and startup of companies, private placements of securities and other equity funding, commercial leases, franchising, brand protection, employment matters, and beverage alcohol licensing. We also represent businesses and individuals in litigation.

Experience

Our experience includes:

  • Alcoholic Beverage Licensing
  • Buy-Sell/Partnership Disputes 
  • Compliance Matters
  • Distribution
  • Employee Materials and Management Agreements
  • Employment Matters 
  • Equity and Debt Offerings
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues
  • Formation of Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs and Other Business Entities
  • Franchising and Other Expansion Strategies
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes 
  • Leasing
  • Licensing and Marketing Agreements
  • Liquor Licensing, Transfers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation
  • Master Brewer Agreements
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Point-of-Sale (POS) Software Licensing
  • Premises Liability/Dram Shop Defense
  • Processing, Supply and Distribution Agreements
  • Protection of Recipes and Other Trade Secrets
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Trademark Filings 
  • Real Estate
  • Violations of Non-Compete Agreements 
  • Volunteer/intern agreements
  • Zoning
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    In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Best & Flanagan has implemented a remote work plan beginning Monday, March 16.  We hope we will be able to re-open our physical office and resume normal operations by Monday, April 13. We are committed to putting our clients first as we face this unprecedented challenge and uncertainty. To learn more about our remote work plan, please read our latest update.

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