The first Restaurant Trends seminar was held in 1993 at The Bay Tower Room in Boston, Massachusetts. The theme of that presentation was “How to Open and Operate a Successful Restaurant.” Based on the record attendance and the success of that first venture, we agreed that the seminar should be an annual event.

The purpose of our seminars is to provide programs of substantive issues that enhance the professionalism of the industry and provide meaningful information. We help restaurant owners and operators to succeed in a very competitive market.

The Restaurant Trends seminars were founded by the real estate firm, The Boston Restaurant Group, Inc., the construction management firm Cafco Construction Management, Inc., and the business law firm of Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C.


Hospitality Practice Group

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Hospitality Practice Group believes clients should have attorneys who have knowledge and expertise in the areas of law which they practice, as well as in the client’s industry. Attorneys in this group have provided legal services to food, beverage, and hospitality industry clients for over 20 years. Additionally, our Hospitality Practice Group attorneys organize seminars, lecture, write articles, participate in trade associations, and serve on Boards of Advisors for retail, food and hospitality industry companies.

RIW’s Hospitality Practice Group provides legal services in the following areas:

  • Organization and operation of corporations
  • Partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies
  • Merger and Acquisition services
  • Debt and equity financing transactions
  • Private placement securities transactions
  • Purchases, sales and leases of commercial real estate
  • Permitting and licensing
  • Franchise Law
  • Employment and labor matters
  • Branding and licensing
  • Taxation
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Business disputes and reorganizations
  • Workout and bankruptcies
  • Succession planning

Representative Clients

  • Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria
  • Anthem
  • Bar Mezzana
  • The Barking Crab
  • Basho Japanese Brasserie
  • BG Events & Catering
  • b.good
  • boloco
  • Brassica Kitchen & Cafe
  • Burton’s Grill
  • Cappella
  • Cask’n Flagon
  • The Chateau Restaurants
  • City Bar
  • City Table
  • City Winery
  • The Cottage
  • Douzo Sushi
  • Gather
  • The Harp
  • Hilton
  • Jake n JOES Sports Grille
  • Ledger
  • Legendary Restaurant Group
  • Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
  • M.J. O’Connor’s Irish Pub
  • Monica’s
  • Ned Devine’s Irish Pub
  • Phantom Gourmet
  • The Poynt
  • Prairie Fire
  • Row 34
  • Scollay Square Restaurant
  • Sola’s Irish Pub
  • Stoked
  • Tavern in the Square
  • Tres Gatos
  • Wahlburgers
  • West Row CafĂ© & Bar