New York’s Premier Attorneys & Specialists for Hospitality-Related Legal Services

Helbraun Levey is the premier law firm in New York City for bars, restaurants, hotels, chefs, developers 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.

Helbraun Levey Firm

Our Approach

The firm was founded in 2005 by David Helbraun, who has over thirty years of experience in the restaurant industry.  He was a bartender for many years and owned Pyramid Coffee Company in Manhattan before starting the firm. Helbraun Levey takes the customer service lessons David learned from working in the hospitality industry and applies them to our practice.  Our firm's hallmark traits include warm, responsive customer service, in-depth industry knowledge and a welcoming firm culture. We also understand the fast pace of the industry so we return phone calls and emails promptly, complete our work quickly and effectively, and we are always available to advise our clients on all aspects of operating a bar, restaurant or hotel in New York.  It is the mission of our firm to provide unparalleled legal and licensing services to the hospitality industry.

Our Team