Hospitality Business Sales and Purchases

Expert Legal Services for Hospitality Business Transactions

The hospitality industry is dynamic and ever-changing, which is why at Sutton Laurence King Lawyers, we provide tailored legal services to help you successfully navigate the complexities of buying or selling a hospitality business. Our experienced team of lawyers understands the unique challenges of the industry and offers personalised and strategic advice to ensure successful outcomes.

Comprehensive Legal Services for Hospitality Businesses

SLK Lawyers offers a wide range of legal services specifically designed for hospitality businesses, excluding tax advice. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Due diligence: We conduct thorough reviews of all aspects of the hospitality business, including financials, operations, contracts, licences, permits, and potential liabilities.
  • Contract drafting and negotiation: Our team is skilled in preparing and reviewing hospitality-specific purchase agreements, ensuring all necessary terms and conditions are included to protect your interests.
  • Regulatory compliance: We advise on all relevant permits, licences, and regulatory requirements, including food safety, liquor licensing, and local council regulations, to ensure a smooth transition for both parties.
  • Risk assessment and management: We identify potential risks unique to the hospitality industry and implement strategies to mitigate them, ensuring a secure and successful transaction.
  • Lease negotiations and agreements: We assist with negotiating and drafting lease agreements for your hospitality business, ensuring fair terms and conditions are in place.
  • Post-acquisition support: We continue to provide legal guidance and support even after the transaction is completed, assisting with any issues that may arise, such as staffing or licensing matters.

A Dynamic Team with a Personal and Commercial Approach

Our young, driven, and dynamic team sets us apart from other law firms. We take the time to understand your unique needs, get to know your business, and develop creative solutions tailored to the hospitality industry. We approach each transaction with a commercial mindset, working collaboratively with counterparties and communicating effectively with stakeholders, such as brokers and financiers, to ensure deals are successfully completed, not derailed.

Success Stories

SLK Lawyers has a proven track record of success in hospitality business sales and purchases. Here are a few examples of our expertise and accomplishments:

Acquiring a Boutique Hotel: Our team successfully assisted a client in acquiring a boutique hotel in a prime location. We conducted an extensive due diligence process, identifying potential risks and negotiating the necessary contractual terms to protect our client’s interests. Post-acquisition, we provided ongoing legal support for the hotel’s successful operation, ensuring regulatory compliance and managing lease agreements.

SLK Lawyers were instrumental in making our dream of owning a boutique hotel a reality. Their expert advice and attention to detail during the acquisition process ensured a smooth and successful transaction. We couldn’t be happier with their services.

Sale of a Restaurant Chain: We guided a client through the sale of their successful restaurant chain to a large multinational corporation. Our team drafted and negotiated the sales agreement, managed communication with stakeholders, and ensured a seamless transition for both parties.

Selling our restaurant chain was a complex and emotional process, but the team at SLK Lawyers made it feel seamless. Their professionalism and dedication to our success were evident throughout the transaction. We highly recommend their services.

Expansion of a Café Franchise: SLK Lawyers advised a café franchise owner on their expansion strategy, including the acquisition of new locations and negotiation of lease agreements. We collaborated closely with our client, maintaining clear communication with all parties involved, to ensure the successful growth of the franchise.”Working with SLK Lawyers on the expansion of our café franchise has been a fantastic experience. Their hospitality industry expertise and dedication to our growth have been invaluable in helping us achieve our goals.”

Get Started Today

Ready to take the next step in buying or selling a hospitality business? Our friendly team is here to help. Contact us by phone, email, or book an appointment through our online form to discuss your needs and learn how SLK Lawyers can provide the expert legal guidance you deserve.

Blaine Hattie

Principal – Commercial Law

03 9070 9810 / .

Book a Consultation

Don’t miss the opportunity to work with a law firm that truly understands your needs and is dedicated to your success. Reach out to SLK Lawyers today and let us guide you through the sales and purchases process with confidence.