Food & Beverage
Kurzner PC has represented numerous restaurants and restaurant chains as a trusted advisor in a wide variety of legal matters. We know the restaurant industry and the legal issues that confront our clients, and we take a proactive approach to working with our clients to prevent problems from occurring and to resolve situations when they occasionally occur.
We offer a variety of legal services to our food and beverage clients covering commercial as well as tort liability defense. We also offer our labor and employment services as a central focus in our practice. It includes counsel in fair labor standards investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Commission on Human Rights and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Our attorney’s have been published in industry publications such as Restaurant Report – “Shark Bait, Dipping a Toe into the Tip Pool.”
Additionally, we have assisted our clients on litigation related to benefits, including claims related to ERISA plans as well as non-subscriber and workers’ compensation personal injury defense.
Our food and beverage clients have included:
- Burger King Corporation
- Pappas Restaurants
- The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants
- Steak ’N Shake
Restaurant operation involves numerous other challenges that may lead to litigation. These matters may involve such various issues as landlord/tenant or vendor disputes, franchise issues, tort and insurance claims, dram shop liability, and TABC licensing issues. Kurzner PC has extensive experience counseling clients regarding these matters, including claims that, if not handled appropriately, could threaten a company’s existence, such as widespread claims for food-borne illness. We have successfully represented our clients in such matters, solving their problems sometimes before a lawsuit is ever filed. We have considerable experience in dealing with food-borne illness outbreaks, from the first notice of a potential outbreak to complex, multi-party, multi-jurisdictional litigation of claims involving alleged outbreaks.
Kurzner PC is a trusted advisor to the Food & Beverage industry. We have the experience to assist our clients to rapidly address the issues that could impact their very survival.