As restaurants around the country began to reopen in fits and starts, restaurant lawyer Jasmine Moy shares insights from what her clients are facing, and where she sees opportunities for a better future.

By Kat Kinsman
Updated August 05, 2020
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Episode 75: Restaurant Lawyer Jasmine Moy Talks About Reopening Restaurants, Racism, and Rent

It feels like a lifetime ago that restaurant lawyer Jasmine Moy sat for a conversation about what people need to know before they open a restaurant. Public life has changed in almost unfathomable ways since that podcast in May, 2019, with the spread of COVID-19 and the overdue national reckoning on police brutality and systemic racism that was sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Restaurants owners and their employees have weathered a catastrophic loss of income, convoluted governmental support systems, a broad spectrum of behavior from diners when it comes to wearing masks, ever-changing guidance from state and federal officials, increased hygiene protocols for the protection of both staff and customers, and a host of other complications.

As restaurants around the country began to reopen in fits and starts, we called on Moy once again to share insights from what her clients are facing, and where she sees opportunities for a better future.

Note: This conversation was recorded on June 19, 2020 before Coronavirus cases surged in Florida.

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