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Restaurant Law

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Copyright Date:

January, 2016

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71522SADM

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From Event: Restaurant Law, held January 2016.

Program Description

As growing restaurants and bars engage in increasingly complex business practices, they also face legal challenges that require competent counsel. This legal guide will teach you how to effectively counsel restaurateurs and bar owners on matters such as entity formation, financing and intellectual property protection. You will also learn how to navigate key issues in real estate, licenses, employment agreements and more. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Entity Formation
  2. Raising Capital
  3. Protecting IP
  4. Real Estate Issues Unique to Restaurants and Bars
  5. Licensing
  6. Personnel
  7. Management Agreements
  8. Vendor Relationships
  9. Tax Considerations

Continuing Education Credit


Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 1.50AK01/21/2018
CLE 1.50AZ01/21/2018
CLE 1.50CA01/21/2018
CLE 2.00CO01/21/2018
CLE 1.50HI01/21/2018
CLE 1.50ID01/21/2018
CLE 1.50IL01/20/2018
CLE 1.50ME01/21/2018
CLE 1.80MO01/21/2018
CLE 1.50MP01/21/2018
CLE 1.50MS01/21/2018
CLE 1.50MT01/21/2018
CLE 1.50NC12/31/2017
CLE 1.50ND01/21/2018
CLE 1.50NH01/21/2019
CLE 1.50NM01/21/2018
CLE 1.50NV01/21/2019
CLE 1.50NY*01/21/2018
CLE 2.00OK01/21/2018
CLE 1.50OR01/21/2019
CLE 1.50TN12/31/2017
CLE 1.80VI01/21/2018
CLE 1.50VT01/21/2018
CLE 1.25WA01/21/2021
CLE 1.50WI12/31/2017
CLE 1.80WV01/21/2018
CLE 1.50WY01/21/2019

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

Session Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern
Presenter: Jack A. Gordon

  1. Entity Formation
    1. Inc. vs. LLC vs. Trading As
    2. Multiple Entities to Hold Different Assets
  2. Raising Capital
    1. Loans and Collateral
    2. Securities (Offering Memos, Operating Agreements and Subscription Agreements)
    3. Vesting Equity
    4. Pro Formas and Disclaimers
  3. Protecting IP
    1. Avoid the "Cease and Desist" Letter
    2. Invest in IP Protection
    3. Recipes vs. Processes
  4. Real Estate Issues Unique to Restaurants and Bars
    1. Buy or Lease
    2. Build-Outs, Work Letters and "Free" Rent
    3. Guarantees, Escalators, Percentage Rents
  5. Licensing
    1. Liquor
    2. Permits
    3. Community Boards
  6. Personnel
    1. Executive Employment Agreements
    2. Fidelity Clauses and Non-Competes
  7. Management Agreements
    1. Percentage or Fixed Fee
    2. Understand Direct and Chargeable Expenses
    3. Performance Incentives
  8. Vendor Relationships
    1. Liquor Laws
    2. The Personal Guaranty
  9. Tax Considerations

JACK A. GORDON heads the hospitality practice of Kent, Beatty & Gordon, LLP, in New York City. The firm's hospitality group provides comprehensive legal advice to numerous restaurants, wine bars and retailers, and nightclubs in New York and New Jersey as well as nationwide; and it also serves numerous wine and spirits importers, distributors and retailers. In addition, Mr. Gordon is a lecturer at the Institute of Culinary Education, where he teaches a unit on the legal aspects of opening and running a restaurant or wine bar. In addition, he is an extremely successful litigator who concentrates in commercial matters in a wide range of industries. He has resolved legal disputes for major corporations over intellectual property, dissolutions, employment benefit claims and endorsement contracts. His practice also includes all aspects of employment law. In both 2013 and 2014, Mr. Gordon was named both a Top 100 Lawyer by Top 100 Lawyers Magazine and a New York Metro Area Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a member of the New York State and American bar associations (Litigation sections), and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Gordon is a principal in Bumble Bee Productions, LLC, a New Jersey-based film production company dedicated to producing feature-length films.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

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Accreditation Details

Continuing Legal Education

AK CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attending CLE programs that have been accredited by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions. This self study program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of self-study credit, which includes 1.5 hours of VCLE self-study credit under the voluntary CLE Rule of the Alaska Bar Association and 0.0 hours of MECLE ethics self-study under the mandatory ethics continuing legal education CLE Rule.


AZ CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual MCLE Interactive CLE requirement for the State of Arizona, including 0.0 hour of professional responsibility Interactive CLE credit.


CA CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California and may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of participatory credit, of which 0.0 hour will apply to legal ethics participatory credit. NBI, Inc. certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NBI, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider - #53.


CO CLE: 2.00 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This program may qualify for up to 2.0 hours of self-study general Colorado Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 0.0 ethics credit.


HI CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
NBI, Inc. is an Accredited Provider with the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education. This alternative format activity has been approved for up to 1.5 hours of credit for the state of Hawaii, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics or professional responsibility education.


ID CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of self-study continuing legal education credit in the state of Idaho, which may include 0.0 ethics credit. Application for self-study approval must be submitted to the Idaho State Bar.


IL CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/20/2018
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 1.5 hours of distance learning CLE credit.


ME CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course may receive up to 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit including 0.0 ethics hours under M. Bar R. 12. No more than 5.5 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


MO CLE: 1.80 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for up to 1.8 self-study CLE credit hours. No more than 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn ethics credit with self-study.


MP CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This course has been approved by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit including 0.0 ethics hours.


MS CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This course has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of on-line credit, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics. No more than 6.0 hours of on-line CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


MT CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics. No more than 5.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


NC CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 12/31/2017
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with the North Carolina State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Attendance of this program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of online CLE credit, including 0.0 ethics. No more than 6.0 hours of online CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


ND CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
North Dakota attorneys completing this program may claim up to 1.5 North Dakota self-study CLE credit hours, including 0.0 hour of ethics credit, on the Report of Compliance. No more than 15.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


NH CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2019
NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NBI, Inc. believes this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.


NM CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board. This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hour of self-study credit, including 0.0 hours of self-study ethics credit. No more than 4.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


NV CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2019
This course has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education. This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of alternative format CLE credits by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education, which includes 0.0 hour of alternative format ethical considerations.


NY CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018 Including - Areas of Professional Practice: 1.50
This nontraditional format course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 1.5 credit hours. 1.5 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and is approved for newly admitted and experienced attorneys. 0.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement and is approved for experienced attorneys.


OK CLE: 2.00 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission. This program may qualify for up to 2.0 of Archived and/or Online OnDemand CLE credit hours, which includes 0.0 hour of legal ethics. No more than 6.0 hours of Archived and/or Online OnDemand CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


OR CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2019
NBI, Inc. is an approved sponsor with the Oregon MCLE. This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of general self-study continuing legal education credit and 0.0 hour of ethical considerations credit.


TN CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 12/31/2017
This course has been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of Distance Learning credit, including 0.0 hour of ethics.


VI CLE: 1.80 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
The course has been approved by the V.I. Bar Association Committee on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar for 1.8 hours of self-study CLE credit, including 0.0 hour of ethics.


VT CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This course has been approved by the Vermont Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of self-study credit, including 0.0 hour of self-study ethics credit. No more than 10.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn professionalism credit with self-study.


WA CLE: 1.25 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2021
This program may qualify for up to 1.25 hours of Washington continuing legal education (Self Study) A/V credit, which includes 1.25 and 0.0 hour of ethics.


WI CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 12/31/2017
Approved for up to 1.5 hours of repeated on-demand CLE credit by the Board of Bar Examiners. No more than 10.0 hours of repeated on-demand CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. An attorney may not earn ethics and professional responsibility credit with repeated on-demand courses.


WV CLE: 1.80 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2018
This program may qualify for up to 1.8 hours of self-study credit, which includes 0.0 hour of self-study ethics credit, under the West Virginia Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. No more than 12.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


WY CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 01/21/2019
The Wyoming State Board of Continuing Legal Education has granted up to 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 0.0 hour of ethics. No more than 5.0 hours of self-study credit may be earned during one calendar year.


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