Author: Kirk J. McCormick

Key Considerations for Restaurant Construction Contracts

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Restaurant owners are well aware of the financial risks associated with running a restaurant, especially after over two years of pandemic-driven impacts across the restaurant industry. Just as important, however, is an awareness of the financial risks associated with building the restaurant space in the first place. Although no contract can completely shield an owner…

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POSTED IN: Hospitality Practice Group, News

Client Alert: As Construction Projects Ramp Back Up, What Does Your Contract Say About Who Bears the Costs of Delays?

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Everyone is aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has substantially disrupted businesses of all types throughout the country, and construction has been no exception. At the project level, the pandemic has impacted construction sites in a wide variety of ways. Some projects were completely shut down, whether by state or local mandate, by unilateral owner decision,…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Construction Law, COVID-19, News

Ten Considerations When Negotiating Your Restaurant Construction Contract

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Opening a restaurant is an exciting time, but an owner must take care while negotiating the construction contract to protect itself and anticipate the key issues that may arise during the project. Below are ten issues to consider when drafting and negotiating your construction contract. 1. Avoid cost-plus contracts. Cost-plus contracts should be avoided for…

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A Subcontractor Just Filed A Mechanic’s Lien On My New Restaurant. What Now?

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You are the owner of a fine dining establishment located in the heart of the financial district.  Business has been great – so great, in fact, that you recently decided to relocate to a new, larger location.  In the process, you have spent tens of thousands of dollars to fit out the new space, including…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Commercial Real Estate