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Pryor Cashman


For more than two decades, Pryor Cashman has addressed the specialized needs of our clients in the hospitality world. Whether counseling chefs, hoteliers, owners, startups, or national, regional, and metropolitan chains, we never lose sight of the quality, creativity, and attention to detail that established their reputation for excellence. We help quick-service, casual dining, and fine-dining restaurants, as well as leading hospitality groups and food and beverage suppliers, organize and integrate the many moving parts of their operations. As our clients build their brands, we help them optimize and protect their intellectual property.

New and emerging restaurateurs especially seek our advice in establishing the solid business foundation and debt and equity financing necessary for growth. Additionally, we provide legal counsel to clients at all stages of their development, advising on issues relating to:

  • Formation and corporate governance
  • Partnerships, agreements, and other foundational matters
  • Corporate finance and capital raising through debt and securities offerings
  • Franchisees, including handling disputes with franchisors and forming franchisee associations
  • Labor, employment, and immigration
  • Real estate, including leasing
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Commercial and IP litigation ADA counseling and litigation
  • Creditors’ and debtors’ rights in bankruptcy
  • Federal, state, and local tax issues related to income, sales, inventory, and other matter


Michael Mellor

(212) 326-0176