Restaurant & Hospitality Practice Group

At Messner Reeves, we employ a client focused, solution-oriented approach that has earned the trust of some of the most successful businesses in the country - from individual proprietors to Fortune 500 companies, including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.   We have established a relationship with Chipotle that spans over 18 years, from a neighborhood burrito shop to a publicly traded entity with an international presence.

Our years of experience and growth acting as outside general counsel to Chipotle has enabled our firm to provide an objective perspective on their business needs, their priorities, and their business goals. In turn, we leverage this know-how to provide the best legal services to our other restaurant and hospitality clients, regardless of their size.

We understand that a successful restaurant or hotel not only requires excellent food and service but also requires strict intellectual property protections, a functional corporate structure, savvy lease or real property purchase negotiations, timely obtaining permits (including liquor licensing) and proper employment procedures. In addition, we counsel our restaurant and hospitality clients on financing issues they might face; including raising public and private capital, mergers and acquisitions, and complicated financings (equity or debt).

Our lawyers who practice in the restaurant and hospitality industry provide comprehensive counsel to restaurant and hospitality companies and their owners, operators, managers, landlords, tenants, franchisors and lenders. Drawing upon our firm resources, we counsel the restaurant and hospitality industry in such areas as:

•    Corporate Transactions & Finance
•    Crisis Management
•    Food Safety 
•    I-9 Compliance and Work Authorization
•    Intellectual Property
•    Labor and Employment
•    Liquor Licensing
•    Litigation
•    Product Recall, Product Liability
•    Real Estate
•    Tax and Private Client Services

Representative Clients

Alto Vino Distributing
Bannock Street Garage
Biju's Little Curry Shop
Bloomin' Brands
Cana Wine Bar
Champa Fine Wines
Cheddar’s Casual Café
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Colorado Distillers Guild
Colorado Liquor Mart
Denver Country Club
Door to Door Organics
El Camino Tavern
Element by Westin
Hogshead Brewery
Local 46 Bar
Mad Greens
MillerCoors
Novo Coffee
Pinche Taqueria
Restaurant Solutions
Slotted Spoon
Smashburger
Snooze
Solera Restaurant
Steve’s Snappin Dogs
Table 6 Restaurant
Tender Belly
The Kitchen
Verts Kebap

 

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