Bradley's Food, Beverage and Hospitality team understands the unique challenges and needs of these dynamic and competitive industries. Our multidisciplinary team counsels food, beverage and hospitality industry clients, from entrepreneurs and startups to multinational corporations.

From national restaurant chains to craft breweries and from wine and beer distributors to hotel, resort, and club properties, we advise on all aspects of the hospitality industry. We understand the contemporary business and legal issues unique to hospitality industry clients, and we can address today's opportunities and challenges in a thoughtful way by providing value-added guidance. Our team offers creative and practical solutions regarding acquisitions and dispositions, financing, management agreements, mixed-use projects and much more.

Bradley lawyers counsel clients on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Growth and expansion strategies, including capital raising, franchising, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Capital formation, asset purchase, leasing, management company agreement negotiations, and general contract review and negotiation
  • Vendor, equipment, and supply chain agreements
  • Intellectual property protection and portfolio management
  • Economic development opportunities, tax planning, and negotiating with tax authorities
  • Real estate, including the purchase and sale of land, office space, production facilities, retail space, and tasting rooms
  • Construction and renovation projects
  • Creation, operation and restructuring of major mixed-use development and redevelopment projects
  • Permitting and renewal process
  • Labor and employment issues, ranging from benefits and compliance with wage-and-hour laws to workplace safety
  • Litigation over false advertising and food labeling claims
  • Responses to incidents of food-borne illnesses
  • Insurance claims, including business interruption related to natural disasters and property damage

Bradley lawyers have the breadth of experience to provide full-service representation to our food, beverage and hospitality clients, including litigation if necessary. As strategic advisors, we give clients the practical counsel they need to make the best decisions for their businesses.

No food, beverage or hospitality company is beyond the reach of local, state, and federal regulators. Bradley’s team navigates the complexities of increasing regulations and the evolving demands of the many overlapping administrative agencies that affect the food, beverage and hospitality industry. Not only do we help clients obtain licenses and permits from local, state, and federal regulators, but we also work with trade associations on emerging legislation and policy matters affecting the industry.

In addition to myriad state agencies and municipal bodies throughout the country, Bradley frequently works with the following federal regulatory bodies:

  • Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) of the U.S. Treasury
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • U.S. Bureau of Customs & Border Protection

When regulators launch investigations or enforcement actions, our lawyers work side by side with clients at every stage of the process to defend their operations and mitigate or avoid adverse outcomes. With Bradley’s resources and experience, businesses do not have to face the demands of this often-daunting process alone.

Just as our food, beverage and hospitality clients know the importance of committing to quality service, Bradley makes client service one of its core values. Our lawyers understand our clients' businesses and their challenges, and we pride ourselves on proactive, responsive, and value-driven counsel.

We look forward to sharing our commitment to excellence and our passion for the food, beverage and hospitality industry with you.