Chris Tripoli has provided research and opinions on a variety of legal issues facing the hospitality industry. We are available and capable to assist you in successfully concluding your case.

His areas of expertise include:

spoonPartner Disputes

spoonBusiness Valuation

spoonEmployer-Employee Labor Issues

spoonFranchise Relations

spoonOpening and Operating

spoonConcept and Trade Dress

Chris currently teaches “So, you want to open a restaurant” courses at the University of Houston Small Business Development Center and co-authored the book “So, you’re thinking about owning, operating or investing in a restaurant” available on He frequently presents at hospitality industry events, trade shows and campuses.

Chris’ programs include the following topics:

spoonRestaurant Reality…market trends

spoonBest practices, menu, management and marketing

spoonIts a people business…the art of selection, training and retaining

spoonMaking good managers become great leaders

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