The Retail, Hospitality and Restaurant Practice Group at Vaughan Baio & Partners helps executives, risk managers, claims professionals and other stakeholders troubleshoot the day-to-day and complex issues impacting their businesses. Our lawyers are active in the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) and are well versed in emerging strategies and innovative approaches to reducing claims and better mitigating risk.
EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Changing times, norms and standards can impact any industry. Today’s turbulent economic and health environment, however, has posed unique challenges for businesses in the hospitality, retail and restaurant sectors. Restrictive federal guidelines and state-level workplace rules are forcing hospitality businesses and retailers to navigate uncharted waters for reopening their businesses and reintroducing their employees into the workplace. Consumers’ desires for enhanced accommodations and accessible online shopping experiences are forcing retailers and restaurants to adapt to the requirements of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that mandate increased online accessibility for consumers with disabilities. In these tumultuous times, it is critical for your business to have a team of experienced lawyers who can lead you through these complex issues.
Vaughan Baio & Partners’ retail, hospitality and restaurant attorneys have advised various retail, hospitality and restaurant clients, including supermarkets, national pharmacy chains, restaurants, hair salons, food manufacturers and department stores. Our team has extensive experience handling premises liability claims; security-related claims involving false imprisonment, false arrest and due process; and pharmacy malpractice claims.
STRONG SECTOR PRESENCE
Our attorneys are just as active with retail, hospitality and restaurant businesses outside the courtroom as they are before the bench. Practice group chairperson Madeline Baio, for example, is a long-standing member and board member of the NRRDA, and is an advisor to the organization’s employment practices committee. Our attorneys also engage our clients through the firm’s educational events. Madeline and the practice group’s other attorneys regularly visit our retail and hospitality clients to host educational lunch-and-learn events. At these events, the firm’s attorneys explain and educate claims professionals and other stakeholders on the legal issues that impact their day-to-day operations.
A CUSTOM LITIGATION APPROACH
At Vaughan Baio & Partners, we do not take a plug-and-play approach to our clients’ litigation needs. We collaborate with our clients to create individual strategies that fulfill their needs. From the outset, we engage in a comprehensive dialogue to better understand each client’s objectives and create targeted litigation plans to help achieve them. Whether your company is looking for a preliminary assessment of your liability exposure or assistance with appellate matters, our firm’s attorneys are well-positioned to defend your interests through mediation, arbitration or traditional litigation.
Given the unique challenges facing retail stores, hospitality businesses and restaurants, your organization needs to work with lawyers who fully understand the subtleties of your industry.
Vaughan Baio & Partners has the experience, skill and dedication to help your organization resolve these issues in ways that best meet your needs.