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About Me

The Dipasquale Law Group provides focused representation to restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.  The firm is based in Manhattan and frequently handles matters in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

Opening a restaurant is a task not to be taken lightly.  It comes with many risks but those risks when carefully examined can be minimized.  Allow us to help you. 

• Applying for your NY Liquor License
• Liquor License Defense
• Health Code & Applying for Food Service,
Sidewalk Café & Other Necessary Permits
• Music Distribution Licenses
• Purchase or Sell an Existing Restaurant
• Corporation, Partnership, and Business Formation
• Negotiate your Restaurant’s Lease Agreement
• Employment Law
• Employment Handbooks
• Employee Documentation Requirements
• Employing Illegal Aliens
• Unlawful Withholding of Employee Wages or Tips
• Employment Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
• Premises Liability (Slip & Falls, Food
Poisoning, Negligent Security,
• Partnership/ Shareholder and Vendor Disputes
• Sales Tax – Criminal Prosecution
• Business Advice and Risk Management


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  1. Business: 30%
    11 years
  2. Licensing: 30%
    11 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    11 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    11 years, 100 cases
  5. Employment & Labor: 10%
    11 years



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Contact Info

DiPasquale Law Group

555 5th Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY, 10017


NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Up and Coming AttorneysSuccess Magazine2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalDiPasquale Law Group2010 - Present
PartnerGifford DiPasquale, LLP2009 - 2011
OwnerLaw Offices of James D. DiPasquale2007 - 2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York Restaurant AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Empire State Restaurant and Tavern AssociationMember2011 - Present
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkAdvisory Board2010 - Present
Saratoga County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Warren County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
CulintroEntrepreneurs Toolkit for Restaurant Owners2011
foodservice.comThe Entrepreneur’s Toolkit For Restaurant Owners2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Roger Williams University SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Pennsylvannia State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Restaurant Management Bootcamp 2.0Legal Considerations for Opening a Restaurant2013
NYC Letter Grading ReformHealth Code Reform2012