Small Business/Contracts Law/starting a nightclub


Rick Reid wrote at 2013-01-28 21:18:02
I want to be careful how I say this because I know how many different ways it could be taken, but here we go...

Just because you have the money to open a facility in the bar/restaurant business does not mean you should be in it - or be successful at it.

While everyone appreciates the fact that you love it enough to dump in a bunch of hard earned cash, that doesn't mean you don't need the help of a professional. Everyone makes mistakes, and even with the best advice it won't save you from them all. It makes sense to seek out the help that will get you through the expensive mistakes.

If you are unaware of how to make it work, you will be sucked into a system that will mire you down in constantly hiring new people and never getting a strong foothold. Not to mention the much needed revenue loss from employees knowing you don't have a clue about what to do. If you have to look back at the video system to catch a bartender stealing, you are way behind!

You can tell when you meet a consultant if they're the right one for you - let them shop the place then give you a "readers digest" version of your issues - they can do this with little to no cost - I charge $75.00 an hour and can save you, and set the table to make you thousands during the first hour - or I don't charge if I think you are in good shape.

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David K. Staub


I am a business and tax attorney and have spent more than 30 years assisting people with contracts in a wide variety of business situations. I can answer questions about basic contract issues. My experience includes almost all common contracts including employment agreements, contracts for the purchase and sale of a business, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, LLC operating agreements, leases, software development agreements, distribution agreements, franchise agreements, joint venture agreements and software license agreements, to name a few. I can also direct people to sources for answers to specific legal questions which cannot be answered in a forum of this nature.


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I have been an Illinois business attorney for almost 30 years. I have an extensive practice in the mergers and acquisitions area and have been involved in the tax and legal issues on hundreds of business transactions.

Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association (former Chairman of the Corporation & Business Law Committee and former Chairman of the Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee; former Executive Committee member, Federal Tax Committee and Chairman of subcommittee on general tax issues); Glenkirk Foundation (Trustee; Vice-Chairman/Strategic Planning); Association for Corporate Growth, Chicago Chapter; Midwest Entrepreneur Forum; Midwest Association of Alpha Delta Phi - President

Commerce Magazine; YLS Journal; ISBA Section of Taxation Newsletter

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1977; University of Illinois, B.S. in Accounting, with highest honors, 1974

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