Food & Hospitality


As restaurant companies become larger and their business practices become more complex, they face legal roadblocks similar to any large-scale business enterprise. Weintraub Tobin understands these challenges and acts as trusted advisors in all aspects of a company’s business.

Weintraub Tobin provides crucial business and legal guidance in all areas that are especially important to the restaurant industry. We represent businesses in all phases of operations, including employment issues, franchising, leasing, incorporation, licensing, IP, food and beverage liability claims, and litigation involving a myriad of business issues. Drawing upon firm resources from across the state, we resolve problems and create opportunities for our clients by delivering efficient and real world solutions to issues arising in:

  • Labor and Employment
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Litigation
  • Trademark/Copyright/Intellectual Property
  • Restaurant Restructurings
  • Financing and Tax
  • Securitized Lending
  • Business and Real Estate Transactions
  • Franchising and brand issues

Our experience assisting restaurants throughout the state provides us with a unique knowledge of the issues facing the industry. From class action wage and hour claims to adding value to restaurant brands through the protection of their marks, Weintraub Tobin is a leader in the restaurant industry.

Food Manufacturing and Processing

California leads all other states in farm output and is a trailblazer in food manufacturing and processing.  Food manufacturing and processing companies face distinctive challenges, and Weintraub Tobin works closely with the industry and has gained experience and knowledge in the most recent regulatory issues, technologies and industry practices to guide and counsel our clients through the maze of state and federal industry regulations and laws.

Weintraub Tobin understands the myriad of legal complexities involved in food businesses, including the drafting of agreements, protecting intellectual property, complying with labor and employment issues, unfair competition, and the protection of trade secrets.  Our strong relationships within the industry, including a strategic partnership with the Milk Producers Counsel, has enabled Weintraub Tobin to assist food entrepreneurs throughout California to establish, grow, and maintain successful businesses.