We couldn’t close out the year without a “Best of 2009″!
Here’s the best TexasRestaurantLaw.com content of the year, based on your enthusiasm via comments, links, and retweets. We thank you all for your continued support!
Let’s get started:
- Recent Nutrition Law Trends – This will likely be a continued source of legislation on both the national and state levels. Review our expectations from January here.
- Personal Guarantees of Corporate Obligations: The Devil is in the Fine Print – Be careful when you personally guaranty anything. You might be surprised at how strong your risk is when you look at the fine print.
- What is the Best Entity for My Texas Restaurant? – This is a constant source of concern for restaurant owners. Find out the pros and cons of the different entities in Texas.
- Alcohol Permits and Changes in Control – Thinking of buying a restaurant or bar that has an alcohol permit? Be very careful. The TABC has strict rules on these transactions, and this post shows some of the do’s and don’ts in this area.
- Texas Legislature Leaves Restaurant Industry Alone – Find out what the Texas legislature did and did not do in 2009.
- 5 Reasons You Think You Don’t Need a Lawyer to Buy a Restaurant – Sometimes you need a lawyer and sometimes you don’t. Find out the difference in this post.
- “The Office” Tells Us How NOT To Manage Your Restaurant – On the lighter side, the tips in this post are a good reminder that management is a key function in restaurant operations.
- How To B.E.A.T. Vendors In Contract Negotiations – Vendor negotiations are a consistent source of controversy for any industry, and the restaurant industry is no different. Find some key strategies in dealing with vendors in this post from October.
- Who Really Owns Your Company’s Name? – You could be surprised at who really owns your restaurant’s name. Find out here if it is a concern for you.
- The Biggest Contract Mistake & How To Avoid It – This post remains a source of wonder when people realize that they are still making this costly mistake. Review this again to find out more.
There you have it . . . the best of TexasRestaurantLaw.com for 2009. Can we top it in 2010? We’ll do our best, and we hope that you’re along for the ride.
Happy New Year!