Hinsdale Restaurant Lawyer

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Oak Brook, IL 60523

Naperville Restaurant Lawyer

Our hospitality attorneys will help you start your restaurant business, draft contracts and get the most out of your franchising opportunity. 

Restaurant and hospitality lawyers

Starting your own restaurant or hotel in Naperville can be an exciting experience, but it is also a challenging one. You need to deal with the legal concerns of business formation, hiring employees, establishing the organizational structure of your restaurant, and getting your required licenses. Where do you even begin?

You don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Our restaurant lawyers work with individuals within the hospitality industry to help them manage their commercial transactions and ensure their operations run smoothly.  

Our restaurant law firm counsels small businesses, national and regional food chains, food and beverage businesses, retail companies, family-owned businesses, chefs, and all kinds of restauranteurs and hoteliers to help them prepare for success. 

Motiva Business Law‘s hospitality attorneys will guide you through the start of your restaurant and assist you in transactional matters, focused on expanding your business while implementing preventive measures to avoid potential legal issues.

Restaurant law services

Restaurant and hotel owners can count on our legal assistance to help them with:

Business formation

Contracts and lease agreements

Restaurant acquisitions and transactions


Employment handbooks

Regulatory compliance

Restaurant law services

Restaurant Setup

Selecting your business entity is a decision that relies upon multiple factors. Along with your accountant, a restaurant attorney will help you decide if an LLC, corporation, or partnership is your best option and provide guidance on taxation issues.

We will also help you register your business in Chicago to the Illinois Secretary of State and draft all the necessary documents to formally establish your business.

Shareholder and Partnership Agreements

Depending on the structure of your restaurant or hotel, you will need to have contracts that formally define the organization of your business. We can help you write, review, or negotiate LLC operating agreements, corporation bylaws, and shareholder agreements.

Mergers and acquisitions

If you are looking to buy or sell a restaurant, our M&A attorney will draft and review the concerning contracts, conduct due diligence and prepare all the documents and procedures that will help you have a smooth purchase. We also assist in other business transactions, such as joint ventures and mergers. From letters of intent, to restaurant purchase and sale agreements, our restaurant M&A lawyer will ensure an agile business transaction.

Restaurant franchise lawyer

Take that franchising opportunity! Our restaurant franchise attorneys will help you determine if buying the franchise is a good investment. We review the franchise disclosure agreement, explain your rights and responsibilities as a franchisee, and negotiate your terms, if necessary.

Commercial contracts

As a restaurant owner, you will rely heavily on beneficial business relationships with suppliers, distributors, and other business owners. We help you with a variety of contracts, including vendor and contractor agreements, import and export arrangements, management contracts, NDAs, supplier and distribution agreements, and consulting contracts.

Additionally, our attorneys will negotiate your restaurant lease agreements so you have the most favorable deal on your real estate.

Why choose our lawyer for restaurants

Fixed fee restaurant lawyers

For restaurant business owners and members of the hospitality industry, we charge flat fees for your financial comfort.

Responsive Attorneys

Your peace of mind is our priority. That’s why we’re constantly keeping you updated about your matter and ready to answer any doubts that may arise.

Strategic contracts

 Our legal services are tailored not only to your business goals, but to your personal and family needs.

Strategic contracts

Our services aim for long-lasting results and prevent common issues of the food and beverage industry.