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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Confirms Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements in Restaurant Delivery Company Employment Contracts

Restaurant delivery services such as Grubhub became nearly ubiquitous during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and remain part of the food service industry for the foreseeable future


Smoothing the way for more marijuana shops

Mayor Michelle Wu is on the right track: Get the zoning board out of Boston’s marijuana licensing process.


Indulge Your Senses

By Michael Dorf

Michael Dorf spent years running music venues in New York City and navigated his way through the dot-com bust before turning it around with the wildly-successful winery-meets-restaurant-meets-concert space, City Winery. In Indulge Your Senses; Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World, Dorf provides insight, leadership advice, and the key elements of “enlightened” hospitality, while taking readers on a journey through exploits in music, food, technology, and entrepreneurship.  

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Fresh, Fried and Crispy


Food-critic Daym Drops leaves no deep-fryer behind as he highlights restaurants throughout the country, with destinations including Savannah, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Cleveland, among numerous others.  With a passionate curiosity and an easy-demeanor, Drops humorously tackles the best-of-the-best and enjoys every minute of it. You’re bound to have a few new restaurants on the bucket list after watching. 

Fresh Fried and Crispy can be streamed on Netflix

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RIW Sponsors Boston Magazine's Battle of the Burger Event

RIW's Hospitality Group was a sponsor of Boston Magazine's Battle of the Burger event,

hosted at the Encore Casino on Sunday, September 11. 

RIW Sponsors the Briar Group's 28th Annual Irish Open Tournament


RIW  was a sponsor of the Briar Group's annual golf tournament, which supports the Boston Police Activities League and other local charities.

RIW Sponsors Vantage Builders, Inc.'s Fore20 Classic Golf Tournament


RIW was a sponsor of Vantage Builders, Inc.'s Fore20 Classic Golf Tournament on September 26. All proceeds from the event benefit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), an organization focused on non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness.

RIW Sponsors the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of

Commerce's Blackburn Brewfest


RIW  was a sponsor of the first annual Blackburn Brewfest event, a festival faturing over

two-dozen breweries, food trucks, and live music.


RIW Attorneys Spoke at Annual National Retail Tenants

Association Conference

RIW attorneys David Robinson and Kelly Caralis taught courses at the National Retail

Tenants Association’s (NRTA) Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The NRTA provides

national retail, office, corporate, industrial and franchise tenants wit real estate administration education. Its annual conference is attended by national retail, office and industrial chain lease administration and real estate professionals.  Kelly presented on leasing issues and best practices for restaurants.  David, who is a member of the NRTA’s Education Committee, presented classes on resolving landlord common area maintenance overcharges and preparing and responding to lease related demand letters. 

RIW Summer Outing


RIW hosted our annual firm summer outing at Kimball Farm in Westford, MA.



RIW client Dear Annie appeared on both Bon Appetite and the New York Times Top 50 Restaurant list during the past week.  Dear Annie has the same ownership team as Rebel Rebel Wine Bar and Field & VineRead more here 

Congratulations to RIW client Tavern in the Square on the opening of their new Woburn location on Friday, September 30. 

Congrats to RIW client Batifol Bistro Parisienne on the opening of their new French bistro

in Kendall Square.


“In the restaurant business, as opposed to the theater,

center orchestra is an 8 P. M. reservation. Orchestra on the side is 7 or 8:30. Mezzanine is 6 and 9. But people don't take it personally when they call the theater and can't get what they want." 

- Danny Meyer

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