Restaurant & Hospitality

With a particular focus on restaurants and food and beverage operations, Fox Swibel partners with its clients in every aspect of a deal’s life cycle: (i) choice of entity, (ii) commercial leases, (iii) joint venture agreements, (iv) equity syndications and incentive equity grants, (v) mergers and acquisitions, (vi) commercial loans, (vii) licensing agreements and other intellectual property matters, (viii) management agreements, (ix) consulting agreements, and (x) litigation and dispute resolution (including employment matters).

Fox Swibel’s attorneys have represented clients in the restaurant, bar and hospitality industry for more than 40 years. We understand the restaurant business, and we partner with our clients to provide solutions tailored to the industry’s unique challenges.

Restaurants & Restaurateurs

Fox Swibel’s hospitality practice is renowned in Chicago.  The firm represents some of the largest and most successful restaurant companies, restaurateurs, celebrity chefs, hotels and other stakeholders in the hospitality industry in Chicago and worldwide, including:

  • Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
  • Hogsalt Hospitality Management
  • Alain Ducasse
  • SPiN Global Holdings
  • Four Corners Hospitality
  • Marcus Samuelsson
  • Weber Grill Restaurants
  • Happy Camper
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
  • Panera
  • TIC Restaurant Group
  • Latinicity
  • Rosa Mexicano Group Holdings
  • Tim Cushman (James Beard award-winning chef)
  • Melissa King (San Francisco restaurateur and Top Chef finalist)
  • Stephen Gillanders (S.K.Y., Apolonia)
Hotel Brands

The firm also has represented clients, both in the U.S. and Latin America, in the development, purchase, sale and financing of hotels under the following brands:

  • Marriott
  • Hyatt
  • Hilton
  • Omni
  • Intercontinental
  • Holiday Inn
  • Radisson
  • Doubletree
  • Quality Inn
  • Hampton Inn
Our Restaurant & Hospitality Attorneys