Practice Group

Restaurant & Hospitality Attorneys

KJK’s Restaurant & Hospitality attorneys understand the unique needs and diverse challenges of clients in the restaurant and hospitality industries, from start-ups and mom-and-pops to regional and national chains.

Our team has worked with world-famous chefs and restaurateurs, fast-casual concepts, breweries and more. We have the industry knowledge to help you anticipate the common issues that restaurateurs face and help you build a robust restaurant group. Whether you are just starting out or an established brand looking to build a franchise program, KJK has the experience and knowledge to guide you.

Our Restaurant & Hospitality Clients & Services 

  • Business Development & Contracts
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Construction Negotiation & Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Liability Issue Assistance
  • Licensing & Franchising
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Liquor Control
  • Purchase & Sale of Restaurants & Assets
  • Real Estate, Takings & Zoning
  • Sales Tax  

Restaurant & Hospitality

Who We Serve

  • Beer, Wine & Spirits Industries
  • Breweries
  • Casinos
  • Distributors
  • Early-stage Restaurant Companies
  • Food Manufacturers


  • Food Service Industries
  • Franchisors & Franchisees
  • Hoteliers
  • Licensors
  • Restaurant Chains
  • Restaurateurs
  • Restaurateurs
  • Retailers
  • Vendors
  • Wholesalers
  • Wineries


Restaurant & Hospitality

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Restaurant & Hospitality


Jon Pinney Cleveland Corporate Lawyer

Jon J. Pinney

Managing Partner

Kyle Stroup Cleveland Attorney KJK

Kyle D. Stroup


Jeffrey R. Vaisa




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