Helbraun Levey is the premier law firm in New York City for bars, restaurants, hotels, chefs, developers and all food and beverage outlets. We represent first time entrepreneurs, multi-unit operators, hotel F&B management groups, general managers, chefs, developers and all other industry folks. There are many law firms that dabble in the hospitality industry, but none of them have our experience or our commitment to New York City’s hospitality professionals.
The firm was founded in 2005 by David Helbraun, who has over thirty years of experience in the restaurant industry. He was a bartender for many years and owned Pyramid Coffee Company in Manhattan before starting the firm. Helbraun Levey takes the customer service lessons David learned from working in the hospitality industry and applies them to our practice. Our firm’s hallmark traits include warm, responsive customer service, in-depth industry knowledge and a welcoming firm culture. We also understand the fast pace of the industry so we return phone calls and emails promptly, complete our work quickly and effectively, and we are always available to advise our clients on all aspects of operating a bar, restaurant or hotel in New York. It is the mission of our firm to provide unparalleled legal and licensing services to the hospitality industry.
"We view the firm Helbraun Levey as critical partners. The firm adheres to a core set of values allowing them to accomplish their clear mission. We are grateful for Helbraun Levey for many reasons, most of all they help us keep it simple." - Missy Robbins and Sean Feeney, owners Lilia, Misi, Fini, Misi Pasta
"As a restaurant group, service is at the core of our business and the most important value we add to each and every guest that walks through our doors. When we work with an outside partner, it is imperative that they share our same set of principles, and we have found that Helbraun Levey also leads with a hospitality first approach. They are best in class, and have been an incredible team to work with every step of the way." - Sam Bakhshandehpour, President and Board Member, Jose Andres Group