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Restaurant and Hospitality Law

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With offices in Charleston and Wilmington, Barnwell Whaley understands the importance of the hospitality industry to the coastal Carolinas. Our hospitality law attorneys have decades of experience in helping retail establishments, restaurants, bars, resorts and hotels with every facet of their operations.

Barnwell Whaley hospitality law attorneys offer counsel every step along the way, from commercial property transactions to partnership and lease agreements. While you work to build your brand, our intellectual property team can help you secure trademarks for your logos and marketing slogans. As you grow your business and add personnel, our employment lawyers can advise on local labor laws and assist you in negotiating contracts for managerial hires.

There may even come a time when your business becomes involved in the court system. If that happens, our litigation team is on your side. Barnwell Whaley litigators have successfully defended retail establishments, hotels, restaurants and bars from lawsuits involving matters related to premises liability, food safety claims, dram shop claims for alcohol related sales and more.

The areas of law in which we have experience in providing legal services to the hospitality industry include:

business acquisition, valuation, commercial closings, loans, financial workouts
real estate : acquisition and commercial closings, land use and development matters, commercial leases
employment and labor laws
immigration matters
intellectual property: trademarks, patents
• business formation: partnership agreements, contract negotiations
• business restructuring
• business dissolution
workers compensation claims
litigation matterspremises liability , dram shop liability claims , personal injury defense

Our attorneys have even counseled our long term business clients in their personal probate and estate matters, ensuring the business that they have built and worked for their entire lives is passed down to loved ones in the most efficient manner possible.

Restaurant and Hospitality PDF

M. DAWES COOKE, JR.

M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1979.

B.C. KILLOUGH

B.C. Killough is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1979.

RANDELL C. STONEY, JR.

Randell C. Stoney, Jr. is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1980.

PHILLIP FERDERIGOS

Phillip Ferderigos_DSC2273_52x78_RGBPhillip Ferderigos is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1999. Mr. Ferderigos grew up in a family of restaurateurs.

MICHAEL BARFIELD

Michael Barfield is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 2001.

DAVID COX

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CHRIS HINNANT

thumbnail image of Chris Hinnant, Barnwell Whaley Member AttorneyChris Hinnant is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1997.

JOHN FLETCHER

John Fletcher_DSC1954_52x78_RGBJohn Fletcher is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1997.

JEREMY BOWERS

Jeremy Bowers_7548-52x78Jeremy Bowers is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 2006.

SUMMERS CLARKE

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JEFFREY BOGDAN

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BRADLEY BANIAS

Brad Banias_7298-52x78Bradley Banias is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 2007.

GUY DABBS

small headshot of Guy Dabbs-BWPH associate attorneyGuy Dabbs is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 2011.

ANNA STRANDBERG

small image of Barnwell Whaley attorney Anna StrandbergAnna Strandberg is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. She has been practicing law since 2015.

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