DOLLA DOLLA BILL Y'ALL! Dear HL Clients, Hey!  Something to be legitimately excited about!!  There will be money available for bars and restaurants. We don't know exactly how long it will take to get it and there are lots of questions but we will learn more in the coming days as...

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HL DELIVERY PLAYBOOK IS HERE!! and bailout news.... Dear HL Clients, We have been working all day trying to figure out how the bailout is going to work and who will be able to take advantage of it.  I'm calling it a bailout because that's exactly...

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Did Homeboy take a two-iron to the temple?  Our President thinks it's going to be business as usual by Easter?  It's just insane and irresponsible to even float the idea. We have beautiful people dying by the dozens in our city and we lost such a great one today...

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Dear HL Clients, In all of my years as both an operator and a lawyer, I never felt that I had any true leverage with landlords. NYC has traditionally been a landlord's market with plenty of ready, willing and able tenants lined up to take your space...

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Dear HL Clients, What's the spread?  Word on the street is 2-6 months.  That's two months as the best case scenario before we can reopen and six as the latest.  Sure, there are the naysayers and the disbelievers, but I'm going with a blend of scientists,...

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You all know that we love you and want you to succeed but, we are your LAWYERS after all so it's our job to look at what you're doing, analyze the risk, look at the law and then warn your asses.  So, while we are...

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The Money Issue

March 18, 2020

Now that the new reality is settling in, one thing is crystal clear and there really is no other way to say it: WE NEED MONEY!!!!!!! Like NOW!!!!!!! This edition is all about the money.  Remember what that is?  It's amazing how little we care...

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GET ON YOUR BIKES PEOPLE!! From Joseph ("Joey Regs") Levey: Rules are out!!!  Read 'em in full here https://sla.ny.gov/Restrictions-in-Response-to-COVID-19, if you want, but let's get right to what you care about... You can only sell for "take-out" and "delivery" the types of alcoholic beverages that you are...

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Everyone we work with is very scared. The first-timers, the big restaurant groups, the hoteliers, all wondering if we can survive this.  After a life  of paying dues on the line, all the toil and endless hours busting ass on the floor to finally achieve the...

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HL Clients, MAYOR DE BLASIO CALLS IT -- TAKE OUT AND DELIVERY ONLY!Mayor de Blasio will be signing an executive order today, Monday, March 16, 2020, requiring all New York City restaurants and nightlife establishments to suspend their normal operations as of tomorrow. Effective Tuesday at 9:00am,...

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