Hospitality, Food and Beverage Licensing (ABC)

Palmieri Tyler's Hospitality, Food and Beverage Licensing (ABC) group is structured to provide practical advice and counseling on a broad range of business issues facing investors, owners and operators in the hospitality industry.  Our attorneys understand the unique challenges facing the hospitality-related businesses, whether they are start-ups, franchises or established operations of hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars and golf courses. We place an emphasis on custom solutions tailored to each business such as expediting the licensing process (including liquor licenses) through the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) to protecting against litigation risk and exposure.

The hospitality group has experience in the following areas:

  • Alcohol Beverage Compliance
  • Business Formation
  • Commercial Financing
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Distribution
  • Employment and Labor advice
  • Employee Benefit advice
  • Entity structuring
  • Executive Compensation Agreements
  • Franchising and Licensing
  • Land Use Entitlements
  • Leasing
  • Litigation
  • Liquor Licensing, Transfers and Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Prop 65 compliance
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory Transctions
  • Zoning

Palmieri Tyler's extensive knowledge and expertise comes from our involvement with investors looking to start up a new food concept to advising owners and chefs of established restaurants and bars.  We are often asked for advice in the area of real estate, such as land use issues including entitlements, environmental compliance, leasing, Prop 65 compliance, construction and zoning of their establishments. We have provided guidance to owners and investors on selling or acquiring and developing land for restaurants and hotels as well as site selection, leasing of space, developing construction and operating agreements.

Representative Clients

  • St. Regis Resort and Spa
  • Mastro's Restaurants
  • Four Seasons Resorts
  • Wahoo's Fish Taco
  • MGM Mirage
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Mountain High Ski Resort
  • The Ritz Restaurant
  • Herbst Gaming
  • Wolfgang Puck Food Company
  • House of An
  • Border Grill
  • Pizzeria Mozza
  • Lawry's Restaurants, Inc.
  • Umami Burger
  • Javier's
  • South Coast Plaza
  • Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
  • Macerich