Business Lawyers Focused on the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry

About Us

In business, it's easy to get lost, even when you know where you want to go. Here at the Morris ...
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Our Attorneys

Sean T. Morris founded The Morris Law Firm in 2010 and he is also the principal attorney in the firm...
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Practice Areas

The Morris Law Firm has established a broad-based practice that aims to fulfill many, if not most, o...
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Contact

The Morris Law Firm LLC is conveniently located in downtown Bethesda and is accessible by the Metro'...
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Practice Areas

Restaurant Law

A full suite of services for start-up and growing restaurants, representing small independents to large national chains.

Alcoholic Beverage Law

The area's top liquor licensing law firm, assisting clients in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC with new licenses, transfers, compliance and enforcement actions.

Leasing and Real Estate Law

We assist our business and restaurant clients with lease review and negotiations as well as purchases and sales of commercial properties.

General Business Law

From entity formation to operating agreements to sale transactions - all in the hands of someone who knows you and your business.
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Sean T. Morris, Founding Member

The Morris Law Firm was founded by Sean T. Morris, who is also the principal attorney in the firm. Sean focuses his law practice on the needs of small and medium-sized businesses, assisting with purchase and sale transactions, organizational and operational documents, real estate issues, administrative matters, and business disputes. Sean’s practice has a special focus on the legal needs of restaurant owners and he is one of the most sought-after authorities in the DC metro area on alcoholic beverage matters across all industries.

Restaurant Law Blog

Here at The Morris Law Firm, we are big advocates of our restaurant clients not doing things piecemeal when it comes to opening their new locations.  For example, we think it is big mistake to pick a location, set up a new business entity, negotiate and sign a lease, and then think about liquor licensing.  We […]

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One of the key questions we are often asked by startup restaurant businesses is what type of business entity the founders should form – a corporation or a limited liability company. There are multiple factors that go into the corporation vs. LLC decision, of course — taxation, management, liability protection, investment structure, etc.   But […]

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I just finished reading the plea agreement regarding a liquor licensing attorney in Prince George’s County who pleaded guilty to bribery on Friday. The underlying facts were that this attorney made payments to a public official to secure his assistance in influencing liquor licensing decisions. The statement of facts contains verbatim quotes, demonstrating that either […]

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