As is the case in most industries, the more a hotel or restaurant grows, the more likely its owners are to need an attorney. For many businesses, including hotels and restaurants, it makes sense to have an attorney assist with the start-up of the new company. This allows your attorney to know your business from the ground-up and to grow with you. Common legal needs range from a transactional business attorney to assist with negotiating leases and asset purchase agreements to a litigation attorney to defend civil lawsuits. The needs of new entities can start with the formation of a limited liability company (LLC) or other relevant entity, continue into consulting on your asset purchase agreement or commercial landlord tenant lease, and move onto assisting on a general counsel basis as your business grows and thrives. The Raleigh civil attorneys of Maginnis Law focus their practice almost exclusively on civil litigation and protecting their clients’ rights in court. To speak with one of our lawyers regarding your company’s legal needs, call the firm at 919.526.0450 or 919.480.8526.
Lawsuits against hotels and restaurants can arise from any number of circumstances. Common examples include actions by commercial landlords for breach of a lease, a suit by a patron for a personal injury, an employer-employee wage dispute, a franchise dispute with the franchisor, commercial collection lawsuits with vendors or suppliers. While some of these, such as the personal injury suit, will likely be defended by a defense attorney hired by your insurer, others, will not. Your company will need to hire an attorney to defend its rights.
Of course, there are also situations where your company may need to be the aggressor. For example, if you run a restaurant in a shopping complex and have entered into an agreement with the landlord such that it will not permit other similar restaurants in the complex, and it does, you will likely need to sue to enforce the contractual obligation. The attorneys of Maginnis Law are experienced working on both sides of a civil suit, as plaintiff’s and defendant’s counsel and have represented many hotels and restaurants in the past few years.
Maginnis Law offers free consultations to all prospective clients, including owners of hotels and restaurants. For business clients we offer a range of billing arrangements. We can handle single cases on an hourly or fixed rate basis but also offer a monthly retainer option. While our primary area of practice is litigation, the experience gained handling cases also allows us to provide insight into how to structure transactions or make decisions that best protect your company’s bottom line.
To schedule a meeting with a Maginnis Law attorney, call the firm at 919.526.0450 or 919.480.8526. Our firm regularly handles cases for clients in and around the Raleigh-Durham area, including Cary, Apex, Garner, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, and Zebulon. You can also submit inquiries using our contact page.