(Webcast) Restaurant Law in New York City: COVID-19 Edition

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Program Chair:
Louis Pechman
Pechman Law Group PLLC

  • This program will focus on the corporate, real estate, liquor license, and labor/employment issues involved in opening and operating a restaurant in New York City, and will touch on legal challenges facing restaurants during the pandemic. Learn about the choices of legal entity to form for restaurant projects, investment and management structures, purchase and sales transactions and transfer liability. Review lease issues such as build outs and provisions regarding assignment, contingencies, and guarantees. Find out the requirements for obtaining on and off premises liquor licenses and how to navigate the process and procedure before the New York State Liquor Authority and the local Community Boards. Learn about overtime, sex harassment policies, spread of hours, the 80/20 rule, tip credit, and other essential labor and employment issues.  In addition, we will focus on Special pandemic issues include rules for indoor and outdoor dining and delivery of alcohol, renegotiating leases, bankruptcy and reorganization options, quarantine and leave issues, vaccines, and pandemic insurance claims.

    Program Fee:
    $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel: Free for Members | $219 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $99 for Members

    Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), Judges, and attorney members who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Elke A. Hofmann    
    Elke A. Hofmann Law, PLLC

    Carolyn D. Richmond
    Fox Rothschild LLP

    Donald Bernstein
    Bernstein Redo P.C.

    Robin Zeidel
    Zeidel & Associates P.C.

  • 9:00 am – 9:05 am
    Introduction & Overview
    Louis Pechman                      

    9:05 am – 9:45 am
    Corporate Considerations
    Elke A. Hofmann

    9:45 am – 10:25 am
    Real Estate Issues
    Robin Zeidel

    10:25 am – 10:35 am

    10:35 am – 11:20 am
    Liquor License
    Donald Bernstein

    11:20 pm – 12:00 pm
    Labor and Employment Considerations
    Carolyn D. Richmond

  • New York: 3.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 3.0 General
    California: 3.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Hospitality Law, Jack A. Gordon, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org