The attorneys in The McGlinchey Stafford Hospitality Industry Practice Group are experienced in helping clients in the hospitality industry navigate through the complex legal and business issues they face. Our attorneys represent various entities in the hospitality industry including restaurants, hotels, bars, casinos and other foodservice, lodging and entertainment businesses. Whether you are starting a new hospitality business or opening a new location, our Hospitality Industry Practice Group will advise and assist in the early stages by obtaining necessary licenses, negotiating real estate transactions, and drafting employment and franchise contracts. As your hospitality business grows our attorneys will assist you in maintaining compliance with state and local agencies, advising you in employment, tax and corporate matters, and representing your interests in litigation. Wherever and whatever legal challenges arise to your hospitality business, McGlinchey Stafford can offer solutions. Our Hospitality Industry Practice Group collaborates across practice areas and geographic regions to ensure that our clients’ needs are addressed in a professional, efficient and cost-effective manner.

Alcohol and Tobacco Licensing

Our attorneys in the Hospitality Industry Practice Group provide a full range of regulatory and compliance services for alcohol, tobacco and gaming licensing. Through experience, our attorneys are able to build, maintain and leverage productive relationships with local and state governmental, regulatory and administrative agencies and bodies.

Corporate Matters

The attorneys in our Hospitality Industry Practice Group develop legal strategies that address corporate challenges unique to the hospitality industry from entity formation through growth and exit strategies.


The tax attorneys at McGlinchey Stafford have the knowledge to advise hospitality businesses on tax strategies and planning under federal, state and local tax laws and regulations. Our tax attorneys counsel various types of business entities including C-corporations, S-corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other specialized types of entities.


Our employment attorneys have the experience to anticipate and address employment issues and to pursue our hospitality clients’ interest in litigation. Our Hospitality Industry Practice Group advises hospitality employers on employment policies that are reasonable to the employer and enforceable. Our attorneys have experience in creating employment handbooks covering issues such as sexual harassment, discrimination and safety and conduct unique to the various businesses in the hospitality industry.


Our litigation attorneys have extensive experience in state, federal and appellate courts across the nation representing the interests of the hospitality industry including employment issues, contract and real estate disputes, and premise liability.

Intellectual Property

The Hospitality Industry Practice Group protects and defends the hospitality industry’s intellectual property by securing successful patent applications, enforcing injunctions to protect trade secrets and to litigate intellectual property claims.


Our attorneys in the Hospitality Industry Practice Group have experience working at the local, state and federal levels. We maintain productive relationships with governmental divisions and regulators. Our attorneys routinely handle licensing, permitting and other interactions with government boards and regulating bodies to ensure satisfactory results for our hospitality clients.

Real Estate

Our real estate attorneys offer practical legal solutions for real estate acquisition, leasing and sales. The extensive experience of the real estate attorneys in the Hospitality Industry Practice Group allows our attorneys to anticipate potential issues, from tax implications to regulatory and land use obstacles and skillfully navigate these issues to a solution for our hospitality clients.