Introduction to Contract & Licensing Issues in the Bar & Restaurant Industry

(328 Ratings)

Produced on: May 15, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

The restaurant industry is a central facet of life both for tourists and residents. Restaurant business operators require accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information, both to start a new business, and to keep their businesses compliant with ever changing regulatory and licensing laws. This topical CLE program, given by attorney Aaron H. Pierce, provides an overview of some of the most essential issues facing a restaurateur looking to open a new space.

The course explains the major steps required and some of the more significant challenges presented when someone is ready to make their restaurant vision a reality. Corporate start-up, commercial leasing, key-money purchase and sale agreements, building compliance, health issues, labor law, liquor licensing, and tax issues are all touched upon in this 60-minute segment.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the major steps required to open a new restaurant
  2. Learn basic licensing and compliance obligations in the hospitality industry
  3. Examine how to overcome common obstacles restaurateurs face when leasing a new space 


Aaron Pierce

Pierce & Kwok LLP

Aaron H. Pierce represents clients in connection with a wide range of corporate, financing and entrepreneurial transactions. Mr. Pierce advises clients on issues in connection with company formation, general contract matters, corporate governance, employment matters, applications for tax-exempt status, private offerings, and compliance with securities regulations. Mr. Pierce also represents dozens of clients in the hospitality industry, including bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels, and is highly experienced in State Liquor Authority application and compliance issues and actions.

Mr. Pierce routinely prepares and negotiates intellectual property agreements (including license, coexistence and website agreements). He also is experienced in intellectual property litigation, including matters connected with trademarks, copyrights, right of publicity and anti-counterfeiting.

In addition to Mr. Pierce’s corporate transactional practice, he also regularly represents clients in a wide variety of commercial litigations in both state and federal court.


Thomas C.

Excellent - thank you

Stephen W.

Exceptionally knowledgeable."Conversational" manner of delivery was quite engaging. Well done!

William C.

Enjoyable and informative program.

Michael F.

Well organized and get overview.

Patrick G.

Great class and program.

Andrew S.

Good course. Thanks.

Carolyne A.

Great program. Tons of substantive informative presently sucinctly.

Thaddeus A.

Super useful. My sister owns a greasy spoon diner and I've seen her get hit with some of these issues in the past.

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