Food & Beverage – Restaurants

Representative Clients + Matters

Taco Grande NW II, LLC in the sale of 12 Taco Bell restaurants to Taco Bell of America, LLC

GR Foods (now known as U.S. Industries), owner of a major national restaurant chain, in a $21 million convertible subordinated debt transaction and various acquisitions and divestitures.

Ground Round Restaurant, Inc. in public company compliance, financings and acquisitions.

Handled the acquisition of the Ground Round, Inc. for $49 million in cash plus 2.9 million shares of common stock.

Handled international franchising and licensing matters for chain of upscale Japanese restaurants throughout the world, including in the Middle East, Russia and India.

A publicly traded BBQ wing restaurant service franchisor in the rapid expansion and re-structuring of its franchise programs and drafting of franchise related document.

A franchisee of a publicly traded takeout and delivery pizza restaurant chain in several putative class/collective actions involving purported minimum wage violations based on allegations that delivery drivers were misclassified as tipped employees and insufficiently reimbursed for vehicle expenses.