Seyfarth Events

Restaurant and Specialty Retail Summit


Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Seyfarth Shaw, CohnReznick, and Streetsense will host a restaurant and specialty retail summit focused on the business and legal challenges affecting the restaurant and retail industries. Our three-part panel series will cover the following:

Panel 1: Building a Foundation for Growing Restaurant, Beverage, and Retail Brands

  1. Andrew Sherman, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Moderator)
  2. Matthew Carlin, President, Metropolitan Hospitality Group
  3. Scott Drewno and Danny Lee, Chefs, Chiko/Mandu
  4. Todd Klein, Partner, Revolution Growth
  5. Tom Murray, CEO, Murlarkey Distilled Spirits
  6. Michael Schlow, Founder, Schlow Restaurant Group
  7. Grace Shea, Executive Vice President, Lebanese Taverna Group
  8. Warren Thompson, President & Chairman of the Board, Thompson Hospitality/Matchbox/Big Buns

Panel 2: Design, Site Selection, Trade Dress, Customer Experience, and Real Estate Issues

  1. Adam Williamowsky, Director of Restaurants, StreetSense (Moderator)
  2. Michael Berger, Founding Partner, Elevation Burger and Pupatella
  3. Rebecca Cooper, Senior Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal
  4. Melissa Nelson, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  5. Adam Greenberg, Chef, Coconut Club
  6. Jena Henderson, Vice President of Brand Services, Saladworks
  7. Osiris Hoil, Co-Owner, District Taco

Panel 3: Legal, Regulatory, and Accounting Challenges in Building Restaurant and Retail Brands and Systems

  1. Daniel Blumenthal, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Moderator)
  2. Karla Grossenbacher, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  3. Christopher Mahon, Managing Partner, CohnReznick
  4. Ron Palmese, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Shake Shack

If you are interested in attending this event, please click here to register.