How Do I Save My Restaurant?

April 15, 2020

I have spoken with a number of restaurant owners and managers the last few weeks and we can all agree that this is a tough time like we’ve never seen before.  If you haven’t looked at your lease yet, do it now. If you haven’t talked to your landlord about a lease modification do it now. If you haven’t engaged legal counsel to assist you, do it now.

The last few weeks have been busy with landlords and tenants scrambling to try to figure how they are going to deal with the impacts of Covid-19.  Here are 4 quick tips to get you started:


  1. Locate your lease and determine what contractual rights you have.

  2. Talk to your landlord and determine the options they may offer you.

  3. If you reach an agreement with your landlord, get it in writing.

  4. If you are unable to reach a resolution with your landlord, be sure you have an attorney on your side to help negotiate a resolution.


Don’t get locked out or have your lease terminated for something that was beyond your control. Call me (214-329-1846) or email me ( to discuss your options.  And have a copy of your lease ready to go.  Talk to you soon.


 The Pettit Law Firm
2101 Cedar Springs Rd, Suite 1540
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214.329.0151
Fax: 214.329.4076



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The principal offices of The Pettit Law Firm are located in Dallas, Texas. Attorney responsible for the content of this homepage: Julie Pettit. Phone: 214.329.0151 All Rights Reserved. Member of the Texas State Bar.

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