Hospitality Practice

Yankwitt LLP offers a full array of litigation services to its hospitality clients throughout New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. We represent national hospitality groups, regional restaurant chains and stand-alone operations in premises liability defense, employment and labor defense, and contract litigation. We also handle matters ranging from minor theft of property to multi-million-dollar lease disputes. While no two clients and cases are the same, one thing remains constant – the attorneys at Yankwitt LLP always listen to our clients. We then strive to resolve their cases in the most cost-effective way that meets their goals, all the while tirelessly and aggressively advocating on our clients' behalf.

Yankwitt LLP attorneys are aggressive trial lawyers, who utilize that expertise to achieve the best possible results for our clients. Because we are one of the few law firms that routinely try cases we are able to optimize outcomes in the most cost-effective manner possible. Yankwitt LLP staffs each matter leanly with one senior attorney through summary judgment and two at trial. We focus on targeted and streamlined discovery practices, with an emphasis on dispositive motion practice, and a constant eye towards achieving the best possible settlement – when settlement is in the client's best interests.

Given our wealth of litigation experience and intimate understanding of the hospitality business, we are optimally positioned to counsel our clients on when to take a case to verdict and when to settle before trial. In that regard, we frequently pursue alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and have obtained some of our great successes at court-sanctioned settlement conferences, mediations and binding arbitration. If settlement is not possible, however, we will happily take cases to trial and try numerous cases on behalf of our hospitality clients in New York and New Jersey each year