Caterers, Bars and the Food Service Industry
Billig Law, P.C. dedicates a great deal of its time
servicing clients in the hospitality and food service
industry. Many of our clients are members of the
National Restaurant Association, the leading
business association for restaurant establishments.
Our restaurant clients employ prominent chefs who
have won awards for excellence, including the James
Beard Awards, and are ranked highly in restaurant
guides such as Zagat.
are assigned through the insurance industry and directly
by clients in the hospitality industry to protect their
legal interests in the defense of claims
in New York and New Jersey. Our firm defends members
of the hospitality industry in litigation commenced against
them for food poisoning and “food safety” related
issues, liquor liability/dram shop claims, trip and fall
accidents, slip and falls in parking lots due to snow
and ice or hazards, breach of contract, worker’s
compensation, and automobile accident related claims,
to name a few. We vigorously defend these claims and
file motions to dismiss frivolous lawsuits when appropriate.
also represent restaurants and caterers, for example,
in lawsuits to recover monies due and owing to them as
a result of a breach of contract by entities or individuals.
Additionally, we frequently advise our restaurant and
catering clients in lease negotiations and in choosing
the proper corporate form under which to operate.
We have been called upon to draft and modify existing
For catering facilities hosting important occasions such
as weddings, the catering facility needs adequate protection
in the event of an unforeseen cancellation of an event
or party by a patron, or the unforeseen cancellation
by the caterer due to inclement weather, such as hurricane
can advise the industry how to better protect themselves
from the possibility of liability or loss.
Maintaining adequate insurance coverage is the first
step to protecting your company from loss or damage.
restaurant fires are a common risk in restaurant operation.
We are ready to defend the food service industry
and insurance industry in related large loss cases
involving kitchen and restaurant fires. We will work
our team of prominent experts, by utilizing our emergency
response team efforts, to investigate the origin and
cause of a fire immediately following a loss, and assess
the damage. We can also maximize recovery potential
from third-parties who may have been responsible. Machinery
or product liability claims are also common in the
industry and having attorneys representing you with
experience in handling these claims can make a big difference
the outcome of a case.
set up a consultation to discuss risk management, safety
issues, business related
or to assist with your litigation needs, contact
us at (212) 689-8390.
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