The Mayo Law Group PLLC
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The ins and outs of Washington Restaurant Law


The Mayo Law Group PLLC can assist with all legal services attendant to the restaurant and hospitality industry. Whether you’re operating a new restaurant, a bar, or a brewpub, we can help guide you through the important decisions to make a successful business while minimizing your risks. We have experience in navigating the plethora of federal, state, and local laws and regulations applicable to the restaurant and hospitality industry, including:

  • Obtaining an appropriate site for your business.

  • Negotiate the real estate purchase or lease.

  • Assisting with financing.

  • Applying for and obtaining necessary licenses and approvals for the retail sale of food and alcoholic drinks.

  • Forming your business entity that would be beneficial to you, and maintaining your corporate books and records throughout the life of your restaurant, bar, or brewery.

  • Preparing corporate, partnership, shareholder, and/or operating agreements.

  • Preparing employment handbooks and policies and procedures related to employment.

  • Prepare employment and independent contractor agreements.

  • Negotiating the purchase and sale of existing establishments.

  • Representing you in construction, vendor, partner, employee, or customer litigation.

There are many legal pitfalls before you can even open your doors, and they only multiply thereafter. Hiring an experienced restaurant, bar, or brewery lawyer can save you time and money in the long-run. Schedule your free consultation today to see how we can help with your hospitality enterprise.

Mack Mayo