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Hospitality and Restaurant

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Hospitality & Restaurant Liability in New England

Want Your Business To Thrive? So Do We

Melick & Porter, LLP has vast experience in the hospitality, leisure, and gaming industries. The complex nature of the hospitality industry creates a wide range of potential legal issues, some low risk and others potentially devastating. Our hospitality and restaurant attorneys have a deep understanding of the challenges our clients face in this constantly evolving industry. We zealously defend our clients against claims ranging from routine slip and falls, contractual disputes, insurance-related matters, crimes committed by unknown perpetrators against guests, employee negligence, discrimination, alcohol/dram shop, and employment and labor issues.

Call us at (617) 523-6200 or contact us online to get started on defending the claim that was filed against your business or your insured’s business.

Decades Of Working Closely With Our Restaurant & Nightclub Clients

Our team of experienced attorneys takes a multidisciplinary approach to handling each case. We understand contemporary business and legal issues unique to the hospitality industry, and we draw on our collective experience and resources to help our clients navigate these challenges. Because of our extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry, we are prepared to anticipate and resolve our clients’ legal issues to help our clients’ businesses thrive. However, should litigation become necessary, our team of highly trained attorneys has the skills to defend your case through trial.

The restaurant and nightclub industry is often considered one of the most glamorous professions in the market. However, owning or managing a restaurant or nightclub is a complex and multifaceted undertaking that comes with significant risk. Opening your doors to the general public can result in lawsuits and other legal issues. Having a comprehensive legal strategy in place to handle these matters is critical in limiting the distractions that impact your day-to-day business and for maintaining the reputation of your company. Melick & Porter, LLP has a long and proven record of success handling matters for our hospitality clients. We have decades of experience defending a variety claims against restaurant clients. We work closely with our food and beverage clients to investigate accidents or claims and efficiently resolve issues.

Melick & Porter, LLP is an engaged member of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association and stays up to date on current issues and trends in the restaurant and retail industry.

We can protect you from legal issues including insurance disputes, slip and fall claims, and more. Call our hospitality and restaurant attorneys at (617) 523-6200.

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Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    Brian C. Davis


    Brian is a partner in Melick & Porter's Boston office. He focuses his practice on defending individual and corporate clients in complex civil litigation matters including general liability, hospitality and restaurant litigation, entertainment and sports litigation, construction litigation, and transportation litigation. He is admitted to the state and federal court of Massachusetts.

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    William L. Keville Jr.


    Bill is a seasoned trial attorney with extensive trial experience and successful verdicts defending clients in construction, complex product liability, premises liability, dram shop, transportation and sports and recreation matters. He represents product manufacturers, contractors, shopping malls, restaurants, major real estate developers, property owners, condominium associations, resorts and ski areas.

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    Michael J. Mazurczak


    Maz has been at Melick & Porter his entire legal career. He began as a Law Clerk in the summer of 1988 and joined the firm as an Associate in the fall of 1989. Maz has extensive experience in complex civil litigation matters, representing clients in both federal and state courts for over 30 years. A significant portion of his practice involves employment law and includes providing major national corporations with oversight and defense of their employment litigation.

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    Holly G. Rogers


    Holly is a partner in the firm’s Connecticut and New York offices. Her practice focuses on all facets of employment law, and the areas of professional liability and general liability. Holly represents clients in both federal and state courts in Connecticut and New York, as well as before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights.

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    Syd A. Saloman


    Syd is a cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School. During law school, he was the recipient of the Goodwin Scholarship for Best Trial Advocacy. Syd previously practiced at Regan & Kiely LLP and Tucker, Heifetz & Saltzman in Boston.

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    Christopher R. Van Tienhoven


    Christopher is a graduate of Denison University, and received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2009. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Christopher practiced with several boutique and regional defense firms in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has trial experience in Connecticut and Rhode Island Superior Courts.

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    John N. Yokow


    John is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. John’s practice focuses on civil litigation matters including personal injury/negligence defense, product liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, bad faith claims, complex commercial / business disputes and employment.


What Sets Us Apart

  • Client-Centered Approach
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  • Nationally Recognized Super Lawyers®
  • Seasoned Litigators & Appellate Attorneys
  • High-End Legal Representation
  • Track Record Of Client Success