• Liquor License Approved Despite Lengthy and Troubling History of Previous Licensee Involving Violence and Numerous Sales to Minors (Bronx)

    Represented one of the oldest nightlife establishments in the Bronx in obtaining approval of their liquor license before a hostile and aggressive community board, requiring several appearances and lengthy negotiations regarding stipulations to ensure public safety.

  • Sale of Large Nightclub (Inwood)

      Represented seller in the sale of one of the largest nightclubs in Manhattan for approximately $1 million after it was shut down by the New York Police Department and the New York City Law Department and had its liquor license canceled.

  • Tavern Wine License Approved With Patio Despite Vocal Opposition From Block Association Representing High End Brownstones (Greenpoint)

      Represented Nordic bar in successfully obtaining approval of its tavern wine license despite an aggressive and hostile campaign launched by the local block association which sought to keep the rows of brownstones in the area free from any semblance of nightlife. The process required numerous appearances before both CB 1 in Brooklyn and the…

  • Purchase of 25% Stock Interest in Nightclub (Bronx)

     Represented client in the negotiation and purchase of a 25% interest in one of the most successful nightclubs in the Bronx.

  • Wine Bar Approved Despite Fierce Opposition By Local Park Preservation Organization (Flatiron)

      Successfully obtained a wine tavern license in the popular Flatiron area of Manhattan. The application was opposed by a local park preservation organization before both Community Board 3 and the State Liquor Authority, and which had successfully protested two previous applicants at the location, resulting in their denial. The client, a classy Italian wine…

  • Appeal to Division of Tax Appeals Results in 60% Reduction in Sales Tax Owed By Bronx Restaurant

    Represented our client, a restaurant, before the New York Statement Department of Taxation and Finance regarding his sales tax debt.  We filed a petition with the New York State Division of Tax Appeals, arguing that the rent multiplier used in estimating the sales owed was inappropriate under the circumstances and successfully reduced the debt by…

  • Landlord’s Non-Payment Action Dismissed Against Mexican Restaurant in Bay Ridge

    Represented our client, a Mexican restaurant in Bay Ridge, in a landlord-tenant action for non-payment of nine months of rent and eviction where the ceiling collapsed after a series of leakage and water issues due to Landlord’s tenant upstairs. Landlord took control of the premise to fix water damage, leakage, and the collapsed ceiling. However,…

  • FLSA Wage and Hour Case Against Cuban Restaurants By Twelve Current and Former Employees Dismissed

      Class and collective action brought in federal court under the Fair Labor Standards Act by 12 current and former employees of our client, an owner of two restaurants in Manhattan, alleging that the restaurants and their operators withheld overtime pay, minimum wages, and tips, was dismissed with prejudice in finding that plaintiffs had failed to…

  • Litigation Results in Substantial Reduction in Purchase Price For Remaining 50% Interest in White Plains Restaurant

    Represented client in a breach of contract action brought by stockholder after client purchased her 50% interest in a successful restaurant in White Plains to enforce the stock purchase agreement.  The case settled before the start of depositions for 65% of the original stock purchase agreement price.  

  • FLSA Wage and Hour Case Against Pizzeria in Queens Settled for Nuisance Value

    After conducting a review of the merits of the claims and defenses and reviewing the basis for the settlement terms during a hearing, as well as requested documentation, the Court found that the settlement reflected a reasonable compromise of disputed issues rather than a mere waiver of statutory rights brought about by an employer’s overreaching…