Webinars

A collection of our webinars, where we tackle topics ranging from safety protocols to business models with occasional special guests and hospitality industry experts!

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How to Raise Money and Pitch Investors | March 20, 2023

You are going to need money to grow your hospitality group so it’s crucial that you know how it’s done. Join us as Andrew and David explain the various sources of cash and how to get it. We will discuss how to structure equity deals and how to make them attractive to your investors, plus […]

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How to Franchise a Cool Hospitality Concept | March 6, 2023

Not every hospitality franchisor wants to be the next Sbarro. In this webinar we will discuss how to franchise a cool, niche hospitality concept. We will talk about the franchise process and how to make your concept a franchisor. Guest Panelists Harold Kestenbaum and Tom Spadea are partners in Spadea Lignana and are of counsel […]

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Management Deals with Real Estate Developers | February 21, 2023

Big hospitality management deals with real estate developers are all the rage. Hudson Yards, Rockefeller Center, One Penn Plaza and others are changing the game. In this webinar we are joined by Keith Durst and Peter Peterson, by far, the two best connected and knowledgeable consultants who are at the forefront of many of these […]

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HR Confidential | February 15, 2023

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Key Money Deals: How to Buy and Sell a Restaurant or Bar | February 6, 2023

If you’re looking to grow your hospitality group, buying an existing restaurant or bar on its way out is a worthwhile option. If you’re thinking of closing shop, you should put your business on the market and get some bread for all of your hard work and buildout. In this webinar we will discuss the […]

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HR Confidential | January 25, 2023

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How To Build a Hospitality Group Webinar | January 23, 2023

If you are planning on opening more than one bar or restaurant, you want to make sure your company’s infrastructure is built for growth. David and Andrew have set up hundreds of hospitality groups for HL clients and will share their knowledge on how to create a holding company, make the right hiring decisions, and […]

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HR Confidential | December 14, 2022

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A Deep Dive into Cannabis Regs | December 6, 2022

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HR Confidential | November 16, 2022

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Catering and Event Contracts | November 14, 2022

The pandemic has taught us many lessons in relation to catering and event contracts. What pitfalls does every operator need to avoid, and how best can you protect your events or catering business from the unforeseeable? We’ll dive into that during this webinar.

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How to Protect and Monetize Your Brand | November 7, 2022

Join our Trademark Group as they present ways that you can monetize your hospitality brand. A brand is not just a cute name, it can actually make you money. We will be discussing how to develop a brand that you can own and protect, and then the ways that you can further exploit it to […]

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How to Negotiate a Restaurant Term Sheet and Lease | October 31, 2022

Things have changed in the world of restaurant and bar leases and you should know what to ask for in a term sheet and lease when you are dealing with landlords. We will discuss pandemic protections, Good Guy Guaranties, and other new things have popped in hospitality leases.

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HR Confidential | Waitstaff Lawsuits on the Rise | October 26, 2022

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How to Raise Money and Pitch Investors | October 24, 2022

This is equity investment term sheet 101. The pandemic has shaken the confidence of investors in hospitality. How do we attract them back to the industry? What terms do they care about, and what can we offer them while still protecting the business, the brand, and management’s autonomy? In this webinar, we’ll go through a […]

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Key Policy Updates from the SLA | October 20, 2022

Good news?? From the SLA?! It’s true! The SLA has announced updates to policies related to Certificates of Occupancy, financial disclosures, and more. Join us next week for an in-depth review of SLA’s latest changes, and how you can work them to your advantage.

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How to Fight A Hospitality Lawsuit | October 17, 2022

The Litigation Team presents ways that you can prepare yourself in the event you are sued. Unfortunately, we cannot prevent or predict a lawsuit, but these tips will put you in a better position to mitigate your damages and gain leverage in settlement negotiations if you find yourself in one. We will discuss topics such […]

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2023 Employment Handbook Update | October 3, 2022

The seasons are changing, it’s Halloween, and then Thanksgiving and before you know it, its Christmas and New Year’s—2023 HERE WE COME! Each new year, means a new Employee Handbook. Your 2022 and 2021 (and certainly your pre-COVID books of 2020 and 2019) are out of date and will not fully protect you for 2023. […]

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HR Confidential: Wake Me Up When September Ends

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F&B Management Agreements | September 19, 2022

F&B Management Agreements are taking the industry by storm, offering incredible perks for owners and managers alike. Understanding your leverage in these deals is essential to making them worth your while. We’ll unpack these deals, explaining the motivations for each party, and outlining what a ‘good’ management deal could and should look like.

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How To Win A CAURD License The Essential Tips and Tricks | September 14, 2022

 

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HR Confidential: State of Affairs

HR Confidential webinars are back after a hiatus and at least three different COVID-19 variants. We hope to see you on Wednesday, August 31st at 11:00AM for an informative discussion and open Q&A. Some of the topics we’ll cover include: (1) New York’s New Ticket Transparency Law; (2) The Wage Theft Prevention Act; (3) COVID […]

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How to Build a Hospitality Group | August 1, 2022

If you are planning on opening more than one bar or restaurant, HL will teach you the key steps to ensure that your company infrastructure is built for growth. Andrew and David have set up hundreds of hospitality groups for HL clients and they will share their knowledge on growing your business, the advantages in […]

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HR Confidential: Omicron Office Hours

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HR Confidential: 2022 – Ready or Not, Here It Comes!

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Does The Key To NYC Fit?: Considering The Vaccine Mandate’s Efficacy

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HR Confidential: Who Holds The Vaccination Keys?

 

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Mopping up and Moving Forward: Cleaning Up the Covid Mess and Planning for Post Pan

It's time to get your house in order as we prepare for the big return of restaurants and bars in NYC. In this webinar, featuring Gregory Scotto, Maya Petrocelli, Mayan Bouskila, Beth Lieberman, and Cosmo Montemurro, we discuss how to clean up your books and loans and safety protocols; what's coming next in the world of NYC commercial real estate and the rent scene; more Landy issues, of course.

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1932-A Webinar

50 Ways to Leave Your Landlord – Understanding the Risks and Benefits of 1932-A

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The PPP Flexibility Act

The PPP Flexibility Act. PPP Loan Forgiveness updates June, 15, 2020.

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PPP Forgiveness Guidance

PPP Forgiveness Guidance. A summary of the 5.15.20 Forgiveness Application.

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Peace On The Lower East Webinar

Restaurant landlords and tenants explain their business models and discuss rents and leases and what matters most to them. James Wacht, a restaurant landlord, broker and attorney and John Fraser, a veteran NYC chef and restaurateur will join David Helbraun for an open and frank discussion on landlord and tenant perspectives on the current real […]

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PPP Webinar

We hosted our first live webinar last Friday and spent our time tackling the complexities of PPP loan forgiveness. Many thanks to all of you that joined and submitted such thoughtful questions! If you were unable to tune in, we’ve made the recording available on YouTube.

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David Helbraun on Heritage Radio

Heritage Radio Episode 22: Common mistakes plaguing restauranteurs and ways to avoid them.

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David Helbraun Featured on Zagat Video about Hospitality Included

Zagat video on tipping