Nightlife, Bar Business Attorneys

The attorneys of Bashian & Papantoniou offer restaurant, nightclub and bar owners in New York city and Long Island legal advice and practical business sense on the New York nightlife industry.

“Our clients find our unique coupling of legal and practical knowledge extremely valuable.”

Our attorney’s routinely assist our clients in the formation of the proper business entities, as well as, the purchase of pre-existing nightlife establishments.  We take pride in offering useful and insightful advice to our clients in this industry.  We understand that these businesses are created by the efforts of many people, and we help to ensure that all businesses formed for joint venture and partnership arrangements have all the proper documentation in place.  Specifically, we routinely draft and negotiate management agreements, shareholder and partnership agreements,  and we represent shareholders and members in drafting corporate governance documents in connection with membership and shareholder meetings.  We represent business owners in employment related disputes, attend liquor license hearings and defend against New York State Department of Health administrative claims.  Our attorneys also represent clients with the negotiation and drafting of commercial leases and contracts of sale in commercial purchases.  Our attorneys represent our clients in a New York State liquor license application and hearings with the New York State Liquor Authority.

“Because our lawyers stay current and have vast network of connections in the nightlife scene, we are also able to utilize our contacts to help our clients’ businesses expand and evolve.”

Our nightlife clients regularly contact our team of attorneys for references and introductions.  At Bashian & Papantoniou, we are confident that our combined experiences in the nightlife industry (both legal and otherwise) help make us the perfect fit.

Our Team

Meet Our Professionals

The attorneys at Bashian & Papantoniou are constantly striving to take law to the next level. Our team is comprised of exceptional professionals who put their clients first. We are knowledgeable, personable and diligent. Client success is our top priority.