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Alcohol & Hospitality

The restaurant, hotel and tourism industries face an array of unique challenges that can easily interrupt business plans. Stoll Keenon Ogden helps individuals and businesses in the hospitality and alcoholic beverage industries face those challenges by providing counsel through a range of services as diverse as the industries themselves.

Our team of multi-disciplined attorneys represents business owners, managers, developers, lenders, borrowers, retailers, suppliers, franchisors, franchisees, distributors, wholesalers and other vendors in a variety of issues involving the following: 

  • Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC laws)
  • Food and beverage regulations
  • Gaming
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Environmental law
  • Trademarks and patents
  • Compliance and regulations
  • Contracts and negotiations
  • Labor and employment
  • Taxes
  • Employee benefits
  • Zoning

SKO also offers niche services to all three tiers of the alcohol industry: manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.  We also assist clients with licensing issues and provide representation at the federal (TTB), state and local levels.

Our mission is to work with our clients so that they can achieve their business goals as efficiently as possible and stay in compliance with regulations while also preparing for future challenges.

Work Highlights

Real Estate Finance – Hospitality

Represented bank client in the documentation, negotiation and participation of a $26 million credit facility used by the borrower to finance the improvement and construction of an AC Hotel by Marriott and 196 unit parking garage located in Louisville, Kentucky.  SKO’s representation included negotiation and documentation of a multi-level intercreditor agreement among the subordinated lending group, one of which provided financing under the EB-5 investment program.

Real Estate Finance – Entertainment

Represented bank client in the documentation and negotiation of two credit facilities totaling $20 million used by the borrowing group to finance the acquisition, improvement and construction of movie theater complexes located in Texas.

Food Industry

Represented seller in the negotiation and documentation of a $10 million asset sale of the client's chain of quick-service restaurants.

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