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The Shulman Rogers Restaurant Group understands the challenges and complexities of the restaurant industry. Our experience with local, regional and national restaurants gives us a unique perspective and scores of impressive outcomes in a wide range of matters throughout the life cycle of a restaurant business. We often serve as full service, outside general counsel, providing both day-to-day business guidance as well as legal advice.

We have deep experience supporting restaurateurs through capital raises, and also represent investors, who appreciate the breadth of our knowledge and insight. 

In addition to working with established restaurants and restaurant groups, we also represent and guide many small, family-owned restaurants and startups.  We understand the risks associated with opening and operating a restaurant, and have developed mechanisms to provide legal services in a way that is both effective and efficient. Through a number of bundled packages, including a “New Restaurant” package and a “Restaurant Acquisition” package, we ensure that all of our clients get the counsel they need at reasonable rates.

Our group leader, Scott Museles, has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in the restaurant industry and many of our team members have worked in restaurants from the ground up and from the inside out. We understand the challenges that are unique to the restaurant industry and work collaboratively with attorneys across practice areas to provide services including:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • Operating and shareholder agreements
  • Financings
  • Restaurant lease review and negotiation
  • Liquor licensing
  • Intellectual property and trademark matters
  • General business counsel
  • Compliance with federal state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances
  • Employment matters
  • Litigation

 

 

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Congratulations to the 2020 RAMMY Award Nominees!

May 7, 2020

Congratulations to all of our clients who have been nominated for a 2020 RAMMY Award! The RAMMY’s are presented each year by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington – and showcase the best of the best in the Washington DC area restaurant industry.

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Rasa Restaurant Announces Plans to Open Two New Washington, D.C. Locations

September 24, 2019

Shulman Rogers was pleased to advise our clients, Rahul Vinod and Sahil Rahman, owners of the fast-casual Indian restaurant Rasa, on their recent endorsement deal with Washington Redskins’ Vernon Davis and in all aspects of their upcoming expansion in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Vinod and Rahman opened their first restaurant in the Navy Yard…

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