The restaurant industry is growing at a pace unseen in recent memory. Gone are the days when being a cook was looked down on as a job for the unemployable. Instead, culinary school enrollment is at an all-time high, some chefs have reached celebrity status (some more well-known than the most famous sports heroes), and investing in restaurants is no longer seen as a down-the-drain proposition. With this change to the industry, however, have come additional legal and regulatory challenges. This course will explore some of those challenges, and work to provide a roadmap to meeting them.
Join David Denney, founder of the Denney Law Group, to examine some of the most pressing legal issues currently facing restaurants and bars. David’s firm represents startups and growing businesses, with a particular focus on the food and beverage industry. David is a Director and Executive Committee Member of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, an adjunct professor at the Culinary School at the Art Institute of Dallas, and a frequent author and speaker on food and beverage law in Texas and across the nation.
Mr. Denney's practice encompasses both corporate transactions and business litigation. Prior to forming the firm in early 2007, David practiced with Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox, LLP, where he was a member of the Litigation and Corporate Transaction Practice Groups, and where he later founded and chaired the Food, Beverage and Hospitality Practice Group.
Mr. Denney's corporate practice is focused on developing and growing both new and existing businesses. He counsels businesses by advising them on (among other things):
• corporate formation, structure and general governance issues;
• growth strategies;
• contract drafting and negotiation;
• merger and acquisition activities from letter of intent through definitive agreement;
• development of internal policies and procedures;
• employment matters; and
• drafting and/or negotiation of franchise agreements.
Mr. Denney’s litigation practice encompasses most facets of business-related litigation, including:
• complex commercial and trade secret litigation;
• contractual disputes;
• ownership disputes; and
• real estate litigation.
Excellent, dynamic presentation. Useful and informative.
This CLE is a great overview of the topic.
Absolutely excellent subject matter. I loved it!
Good course. Like listening to the presenter.