Bernstein Redo, P.C. Invited to Join INBLF

The New York chapter of the prestigious International Network of Boutique & Independent Law Firms invited Bernstein Redo, P.C. to become a member, as the representative firm in the hospitality law field. Membership is offered only to carefully selected law firms. The network of highly credentialed attorneys offers specialized boutique law firms across the United States and Canada. INBLF, which was created in New York in 2004, now has chapters in over twenty states and throughout the world. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to become a member of INBLF.

Course On New York Retail Liquor Licensing

On Friday, October 18th  at 9 am, Bernstein Redo, P.C.’s Donald Bernstein will be teaching a continuing legal education course on Retail Liquor Licensing in New York.  It is a three hour, three credit class sponsored by the National Law Institute, and held at Morgan Stanley, 1585 Broadway in Manhattan. We will cover all aspects of the law and process for licensing a hotel, restaurant or bar, including who is qualified to hold a license, tied-house restrictions, the 200 foot rule, the 500 foot rule, special permits including temporary and one day catering permits, what premises can or cannot be licensed, licensing private members clubs, the community board and State Liquor Authority process, and other many matters. There is no fee for these classes. Please contact Roy Fenichel at the National Law Institute ( if you would like to register, or

Donald Bernstein Appointed to Committee on Cannabis Law

On June 1, 2019, the president of the New York State Bar Association appointed Bernstein Redo, P.C.’s Donald Bernstein to the Association’s Committee on Cannabis Law. In January 2018 Mr. Bernstein had testified before a joint committee of the New York Assembly on cannabis law. The State Bar Association committee is charged with serving as the association’s focal point for the evolving legal status of cannabis at both the state and federal level. Cannabis law is perhaps one of the fastest growing yet complex areas of the law that poses a broad spectrum of challenges. Much of the proposed New York legislation tracks parallel statutes and regulations controlling the licensing of alcoholic beverages. This Committee seeks to help NYSBA lawyers give their clients better advice through sharing educational resources, and otherwise helping New York set the highest possible legal and business standards for legalized cannabis products.

Bernstein Redo Clients in Conde Nast Top 31 New York Hotels

On February 27, 2018, Conde Nast Traveler published its list of the 31 Best Hotels in New York City. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to represent 16 — more than half — of those hotels on this exclusive list, including Soho House, 11 Howard, Public, The Beekman, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, The Nomad Hotel, Ace Hotel New York, Standard High Line, Hotel Americano, The Williamsburg Hotel Gramercy Park Hotel, Peninsula New York, among others. Congratulations to our clients who made the list.

Class on Restaurant Leases

On Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Donald Bernstein will be teaching a Continuing Legal Education class at the National Law Institute on restaurant leases. The three hour course, appropriate for attorneys as well as others interested in common issues faced in negotiating and drafting a restaurant lease, will cover the most significant issues a practitioner or business owner may face. These issues included use clauses, assignment and subletting provisions, contingency clauses and how liquor license and other permitting issues impact lease negotiations, default and termination provisions including fire and demolition clauses, landlord representations, good guy guaranties, and many other issues. Registration for the course can be found here: For any other questions about this class please contact

Restaurant Law University

Last night Donald M. Bernstein participated as a panelist and speaker at Restaurant Law University held in White Plains, New York. Sponsored by The Westchester County Bar Association’s Hospitality Law Subcommittee of the Business & Commercial Law Committee and the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation’s Food & Beverage Alliance, the program started with a round table discussion of various issues and questions relating to franchising, the purchase and sale of a restaurant. The presentations included a section on retail liquor licensing, intellectual property rights relating to restaurants, leasing, and employment issues.  The program was attended by lawyers, restaurant owners, and other professionals.

Mr. Bernstein is also a frequent lecturer at the National Law Institute in New York on the purchase and sale of a restaurant, and retail liquor licensing issues.  Watch the NLI website ( for upcoming continuing legal education classes on these and other topics.