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  • Your NYC Commercial Lease Should be Renegotiated Now

    By : Mark Stumer

    If you own a restaurant, bar, hotel or nightclub in NYC, you should have your commercial lease renegotiated now. Why the urgency? NYC just passed a law which essentially invalidates personal guarantie …

  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) for NY Restaurants

    By : Mark Stumer

    A Summary from the NYSRA with Post Commentary – The CARES Act is complicated legislation and its still unclear if receiving a certain loan or grant precludes you from receiving certain other loans or …

  • Coronavirus (COVID 19) and NY Restaurants

    By : Mark Stumer

    The new coronavirus disease that was first identified in Wuhan has received an official name from the World Health Organization: “COVID-19.” “COVI” comes from coronavirus. The “D” stands for disease. …

  • NYC Lactation Room Requirements

    By : Mark Stumer

    Effective March 18, 2019, New York City employers will have to ensure that the room provided for expressing milk is in reasonable proximity to the employee’s work area, has a refrigerator for storing …

  • Should my New York based business be a Delaware LLC?

    By : Mark Stumer

      The answer is very a simple and unequivocal, “NO.”  I decided to write this post because I get asked that question at least once a month and there is a lot of misinformation on the subject. Despite …

  • Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act Enacted

    By : Mark Stumer

        On April 11, 2018, the New York City Council enacted a package of legislation referred to as the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act,” described by the City Council as critical to creating safe wor …

  • NYC Cabaret Law Will Be Repealed!

    By : Mark Stumer

    The New York City Council overwhelmingly voted on October 31, 2017, to pass legislation (Int. 1652) that repeals the City’s longstanding Cabaret Law. At the same time, Int. 1652 retains certain securi …

  • TRADE SECRET: Keeping Secrets Secret

    By : Mark Stumer

    In the highly competitive restaurant industry, owners must take steps to protect their proprietary information, such as recipes, techniques, concepts and strategies from theft by former employees. Tra …

  • NEGLIGENCE: SLIP AND FALL LIABILITY

    By : Mark Stumer

      National Safety Council statistics establish that more people are injured in America in slip-and-fall situations than in any other accident scenario. GENERAL RULE: The owner of a restaurant or bar w …

  • SIDEWALK CAFE LICENSE: Can I get one?

    By : Mark Stumer

    Having a sidewalk café can greatly enhance the ambience of your restaurant, increase its revenues, and can have a number of other positive affects on your establishment. GENERAL RULE: To legally opera …