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June 2018's Converge Newsletter
Negotiating Restaurant & Bar Leases With Landlords Who Just Don't Get Hospitality
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June 14, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

Too often attorneys representing restaurant, bar, and other hospitality clients must deal with landlords (or their agents, such as asset managers, property managers, or brokers) who are not well-versed in the needs of the F&B tenant. These negotiations can prove frustrating for attorneys who frequently represent these clients. This session will explore some critical F&B lease provisions, as well as strategies for helping landlords and asset managers understand the rationale behind why they are necessary.

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Top Missteps to Avoid on the Way to Franchising Success

June 5, 2018 via Fast Casual
... one of the top biggest mistakes, according to Brian Schnell, an attorney with Faegre Baker Daniels, is when a brand operator doesn't realize, from the start, that the business of franchising is very different from the core foundational business being expanded.
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Premises Securities Litigation

June 12 2018 via ConvergeBlog

This [article] gives a brief overview of how to deal with premises security litigation when it arises on your premises. It addresses case management, investigation and evaluation. Based on these three building blocks, it highlights best litigation planning, budgeting and best resolution plans for security claims.
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Should You Require Employees to Sign an Arbitration Agreement?
April 19, 2018 via Nation's Restaurant News

Provided the arbitration agreements are well-written and adhere to local regulations, restaurant employers should be able to use them to avoid the kinds of class-action lawsuits that have hit the industry in recent years, such as the $5.25 million lawsuit settled in 2012 by celebrity chef Mario Batali and his business partners.
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