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Helbraun Levey is New York’s premier full-service law firm for the legal and licensing needs of the hospitality and cannabis industries

As the recreational cannabis industry develops in New York, Helbraun & Levey is on the front lines and has been leading the way for cannabis entrepreneurs to intelligently break into the industry. Our legal team and our expert licensing professionals get our clients up and running throughout New York and beyond.

HL has become the legal and licensing one-stop-shop for cannabis entrepreneurs, just as we have been for our hospitality clients for years. We advise our clients on raising money, selecting real estate, registering trademarks, navigating employment law and obtaining all necessary licenses for their businesses. Learn more about Helbraun Levey’s Cannabis Services.

Helbraun Levey is the premier law firm in New York City for bars, restaurants, hotels, chefs and all food and beverage outlets. We represent first time entrepreneurs, multi-unit operators, hotel F&B management groups, general managers, chefs, developers and all other industry folks. There are many law firms that dabble in the hospitality industry, but none of them have our experience or our commitment to New York City’s hospitality professionals.

Our clients are restaurant and bar owners, chefs and hotel operators. Read what they’re saying about Helbraun Levey.

In the way that our restaurants have the goal to not only satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst but to provide the experience in a sophisticated way, Helbraun Levey care not only about the outcome but the experience as ...

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JOHN FRASER, CHEF/OWNER Iris, North Fork Table & Inn, La Marchande, Edition Hotels

Helbraun & Levey Client John Fraser, The Loyal, Nix

We had been through several lawyers before we found Helbraun Levey. They’ve guided us through the sale of our former business and making Uncle Boon’s a possibility. We never felt as though we were just another client–They are always super ...

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Helbraun & Levey Client Ann Redding & Matt Danzer, Uncle Boon's

Our legal sherpas, Helbraun Levey know the business and seem to love the business as much as we do. We have been fortunate to work with David and Joseph for over a decade. Indispensable.

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JODY WILLIAMS, CHEF/OWNER Via Carota, Bar Pisellino, The Commerce Inn

Helbraun & Levey Client Jody Williams, Buvette,Via Carota

It’s simple. Helbraun Levey are the best.

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ANDREW TARLOW, OWNER Marlow & Sons, Diner, Roman's, Achille's Heel

Helbraun & Levey Client Andrew Tarlow, Marlow & Sons, Diner, Achille's Heel, Roman's

I was referred to David Helbraun by a friend and colleague whom I hold in the highest regard. That referral has been worth its weight in gold. Over the years of my involvement in the restaurant world I have been ...

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GABE STULMAN, OWNER Fairfax, Fedora, Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey’s

Helbraun & Levey Client Gabe Stulman, Fairfax, Fedora, Joseph Leonard & Jeffrey's
Helbraun Levey Legal Services

Legal Services

Helbraun Levey is New York’s one-stop legal shop for the hospitality and cannabis industries.

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Herlbarun Levey Licensing Services

Licensing Services

Our Licensing Group is the best in the business. We will get you your liquor, sidewalk cafe, and health department and all cannabis related licenses quickly and at a fair price.

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