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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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...