Category: Hospitality & Retail Services

The 27th Annual Restaurant Trends Seminar: Best Practices in a Changing Restaurant Landscape

RIW is set to host our 27th Annual Restaurant Trends Seminar on Monday, May 13 at the Seaport World Trade Center. This year’s seminar theme is Best Practices in a Changing Restaurant Landscape. For more information on the seminar and to register visit: https://restauranttrends2019.eventbrite.com

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RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky will be a judge at the MRA’s 2019 Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational

RIW’s Adam Barnosky will be a judge at the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s 2019 Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational , which is being held on February 12, 2019 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. More information.

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Food halls and “micro-business” aggregation dominate downtown Boston

RIW Hospitality and Real Estate Attorney Adam Barnosky’s recent article on Food halls and “micro-business” in downtown Boston was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal. Check out the Full article. 

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At Your Service Newsletter: January 2019

In this issue on the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Upcoming Industry Events Article: Massachusetts Minimum Wage Changes For Tipped Employees Marketing Corner Industry Trends/News Client News Events & Participation Check out the full At Your Service Newsletter: January 2019

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RIW Business and Hospitality attorneys Lou Katz and Russ Stein will present a panel at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference

RIW attorneys Lou Katz & Russ Stein will be presenting a panel at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference on November 13th at the Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas. The panel topic will be on Revenue Generation Beyond the Four Walls and will include Jack Huang, CEO, Douzo, Steve DiFillippo, CEO, Davio’s Restaurants, and Paul Wahlberg, Chef, Wahlburgers. More information.

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RIW Hospitality & Retail Services Attorney Kelly Caralis to Moderate at Boston magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants Event

RIW’s Hospitality & Retail Services attorney Kelly Caralis will moderate the panel at Boston magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants Event on October 30th at City Winery Boston. Joining the panel will be Cat Silirie, Executive Wine Director and Wine Buyer, Barbara Lynch Collective, Karen Akunowicz, Chef/Owner, Fox & the Knife, and Kelly Walsh, Co-Owner and COO, Sweet Cheeks Q, Tiger Mama,…

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RIW Attorney’s David Robinson and Adam Barnosky will be speaking at the National Retail Tenant Association’s Annual Conference this Fall

David Robinson and Adam Barnosky will be speaking at the National Retail Tenant Association’s annual conference, which is being held from September 30 – October 3, 2018 in Houston, Texas.  The NRTA provides retail, office, corporate, industrial and franchise tenants with the highest level of Real Estate Administration Education.  David will be speaking on negotiation…

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At Your Service Newsletter: September 2018

In this issue on the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Upcoming Industry Events Articles: – Ten Considerations When Negotiating Your Restaurant Construction Contract – Client Alert: Updates Coming to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Marketing Corner Industry Trends/News Client News Events & Participation Check out the full At Your Service Newsletter: September 2018 Edition

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Client Alert: Updates Coming to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

On September 5, 2018 the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) held an outreach seminar with attorneys and municipal counsel to discuss new rules and procedures covering retail license applications, annual renewals, website updates, and more.  Information was provided by Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and ABCC leadership, including: Commissioner Jean Lorizio, Executive Director Ralph…

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Ten Considerations When Negotiating Your Restaurant Construction Contract

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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