You're Going to Need a Drink for This: Cocktail Exhibition and Hospitality Law
Three cocktails. Three hospitality lawyers. Come ready to learn about new alcohol flavors and timely law subjects, including: responsible alcohol service, employment law in the age of #MeToo, and immigration.
David is an attorney whose firm counsels restaurants, bars, chefs, caterers, and other members of the hospitality community.
David currently serves as the President of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, and is an owner of GDRA member restaurant Hillside Tavern.
David and his team focus the majority of their practice on matters including the formation, purchase and sale of business entities; private equity transactions; commercial leases and real estate transactions; trademark protection; employment law; alcoholic beverage licensing; and franchising. The firm also represents its clients in various types of civil litigation.
David’s professional commitment to the food and beverage community is highlighted by his industry-wide involvement, including writing and speaking on various topics in restaurant law throughout the year.
Alicia S. Voltmer is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and AV® Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble®. She advises employers, from start-up companies to Fortune 500s, in a variety of employment matters. She handles client mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings, and court proceedings involving state and federal laws including the ADA, EPA, FLSA, FMLA, OSHA, NLRA, Title VII, the TCHRA, the OWBPA. In addition, she counsels clients on day-to-day employment matters, including reductions in force, disciplinary actions, accommodations, hiring, and firing. She has been a featured speaker on labor and employment law topics before local, state, national and international audiences, has appeared as an employment law commentator on the local affiliates of Fox and NBC News, and has published numerous legal articles.
Alicia graduated magna cum laude from SMU and earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego.
For over two decades, Jake Monty has successfully practiced at the intersection of immigration, labor, and employment laws. A nationally recognized authority on issues facing employers with large Hispanic workforces, Jake has written not one, but two books on the topic and speaks regularly in English and Spanish on navigating labor and employment matters in industries with heightened immigration scrutiny. His clients include professional baseball teams, grocery store chains, single establishment and chain restaurants, and leading companies in the construction and facility maintenance fields. Jake has been interviewed by major media outlets such as Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC regarding national immigration concerns.
Jake founded Monty & Ramirez LLP to offer an integrated approach to dealing with Hispanic workforces. He and his bilingual partners address all the critical aspects of employer advocacy, from immigration to union matters, workplace safety, and employment disputes. Jake’s practice extends nationwide; he has represented employers in courts and government investigations in California, Illinois, New York, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and throughout Texas. Jake has held presidential and gubernatorial appointments to the University of Houston Board of Regents, the Texas Private Security Board, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the National Hispanic Advisory Council for Trump, the Border Environment Cooperation Commission, and the North American Development Bank. Jake is also active in civic and professional leadership. He serves as Outside Counsel for the Mexican Consulate in Houston, and chairs the Center for Latino Jewish Relations.