Schain Banks’ Hospitality group works with owners, operators, developers, landlords, lenders, investors, manufacturers and suppliers of hospitality establishments, including restaurants, banquet halls, convention centers, taverns, night clubs, bars and hotels. We work to protect the profitability of our hospitality clients by preventing setbacks that can lead to costly delayed openings, lost profits, prolonged closures, expensive fines, personal liability and litigation.
Our partnership includes a former restaurant owner, Jerome S. Schain, and a former head chef, Richard G. Golab, combining legal expertise with a unique understanding of day to day restaurant operations, management and challenges. Patrick T. Brankin has also successfully obtained licenses and has litigated issues for many top operators in Illinois. Members of our hospitality group have also served in local government or currently serve as general counsel or special counsel to municipalities and counties throughout Illinois, offering a deep understanding of government and regulatory processes that impact a hospitality business – key to successfully resolving permitting, entitlement, zoning, liquor licensing, occupancy certificates, code violations and compliance issues.
The Schain Banks hospitality group works with clients to deliver desired outcomes in matters related to: