Dear HL Clients and Friends, There was some confusion as to the date of our webinar due solely to the fact that I was trapped in my own personal virtual reality where time moves too quickly and my proofreading skills turn to mush.  So. here...

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Dear HL Clients and Friends, I know it can be challenging to face the prospect of a world where we become even further dependent and immersed in technology.  I was once a proud luddite and still prefer the analog world, but the Metaverse and the cutting edge concepts that come...

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After a hiatus in 2020, the New York State Liquor Authority is once again offering “All Night Permits” for New Year’s Eve, and the deadline is quickly approaching. So, if you want to stay open beyond your normal closing hours this New Year’s Eve, you...

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Dear HL Clients and Friends: Happy Tuesday, friends. We come to you today with some important reminders. We know how hectic the day-to-day of running your businesses can be – especially in this bizarro world where we now all live. So, we wanted to make...

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Beth Torin

June 18, 2020

Hi Everyone, As you all know, the food service industry has been deeply affected by Covid and we need to make sure that we reopen safely and effectively.  As operators in the most densely-packed city in the country, all eyes are on us, the stakes...

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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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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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Dear HL Clients, Such new respect for ER doctors now.  Three day shifts with a few hours sleep here and there and then non-stop emergencies to triage.  Big, life-changing decisions to be made. It's no joke. Take a minute for yourself. Sit down for a second. Have a beer, do a crossword puzzle,...

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On October 25, Mayor Bloomberg signed into law several proposed Local Laws relating operators of bicycles used for commercial purposes.  These include Int. No. 683-A relating to required apparel for commercial cyclists, Int. No. 783-A relating to a required bicycle safety course, Int. No. 896-A...

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The hours that a restaurant, bar or retail store can legally serve alcohol until are determined by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law (“ABCL”).  However, the outer limits set by the ABCL are trumped by the rules of the county in which the establishment or store...

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