Vast Experience

McCathern’s unique team of trial-tested litigators and savvy transactional attorneys, with real-world and hands-on experience in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries, allows us to provide our business partners with common-sense legal, business, and creative advice necessary to solve any problem and achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Additionally, because McCathern routinely represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to independent owners and franchisees in a variety of industries, our Restaurant and Hospitality Section draws on the knowledge from the firm’s other seasoned practice groups and has access to resources and relationships that enable us to better represent our clients on a wide variety of interests so that no issue is too complex or novel.

Industry-Specific Services

McCathern’s Restaurant and Hospitality Section focuses on improving the lives of our local and national business partners – department stores, grocery stores, restaurants, event venues, hotels, resorts and spas – to navigate the unique issues they face in the areas of:

  • Premises liability claims
  • Labor, employment, workers compensation, and/or non-subscription
  • Personal injury claims
  • Bankruptcy and receivership
  • Construction and construction defect claims
  • Entity formation, governance and management
  • Property management and operations
  • Business transactions
  • Real estate transactions, acquisitions, and dispositions 
  • Collections

Preventive Solutions vs. Litigation

McCathern’s Restaurant and Hospitality Section offers a wide range of preventive legal solutions designed to minimize the risk of expensive litigation. We recognize that litigation is a distraction to the operation of our business partners, and has the ability to take time and resources away from their most important goal of providing outstanding customer service. However, when litigation cannot be avoided, we are able to mobilize a team of litigators with extensive experience in both state and federal courts, arbitration panels, and before state and federal regulatory agencies and tribunals to coordinate seamlessly with each business partner’s staff and management to investigate claims, and develop a common-sense strategy for successful resolution with a careful eye to minimizing business disruption.

Additional Information

For more information about McCathern’s Restaurant and Hospitality Section please contact Ty M. Sheaks directly at or 214.741.2662.