Calgary, Alberta / Toronto, Ontario

Neufeld Legal P.C.



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Lawyer Profile

Starting a Restaurant

Buy/Sell a Restaurant

Restaurant Contracts

Franchise Operations

Restaurant Employees

Restaurant Lease

Licenses / Regulations

Disputes / Litigation


To Contact:

403-400-4092 (Calgary)

416-887-9702 (Toronto)

905-616-8864 (Mississauga, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Brampton, Milton, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo)



Our understanding of the restaurant business enables us to provide you with the appropriate legal advice.

Although the restaurant business can be a very gratifying enterprises, achieving financial success in the restaurant industry can be a very challenging endeavour. As such, it is extremely important that you have a solid business plan in place to make your new restaurant a success and a key component of that business plan should be the retention of knowledgeable, experienced legal counsel who is capable of providing you with important legal and practical insights into launching your restaurant, bar, pub, lounge or night club.

Key aspects that need to be addressed in launching your restaurant business include:

- concept: new original concept, pre-existing restaurant, franchise chain

- business plan and due diligence: objectives, menu and menu pricing, target market analysis, projected financing and staffing needs, sales and profit analysis

- business formation: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation

- financing: personal, family and friends, investors, bank loans, franchisor

- location, location, location (absolutely critical)

- equipment and supplies - permits, licenses, insurance and other legal requirements

- employees and independent contractors

- marketing and advertising

Christopher Neufeld is a business lawyer experienced in the operational side of the restaurant business, providing invaluable practical experience and knowledge when advising restaurant clients, both franchised and independently owned. There is simply nothing better than first-hand experience when providing restaurant clients with professional business and legal advice.

For knowledgeable and experienced legal representation in starting, operating and managing a restaurant or bar, together with a raft of legal intricacies and dilemmas that may arise, contact restaurant lawyer Christopher Neufeld at 403-400-4092 / 416-887-9702 or


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Restaurant Lawyer Chris Neufeld is a business lawyer with the law firm of Neufeld Legal Professional Corporation and is admitted to practice law in Alberta and Ontario (Canada) and New York (U.S.A.).  Chris' legal practice focuses primarily on business law, with considerable legal work [combined with practical experience] being undertaken for restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs and franchise operations. The law firm of Neufeld Legal Professional Corporation has offices in Toronto (1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801), Calgary (144 4th Avenue SW, Suite 1600) and Burlington (719 Catalina Crescent) which also serves Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, Brampton, Milton, Guelph, Niagara Falls and Kitchener Waterloo. Legal Disclaimer. Privacy. See also © 2016.