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The Restaurant Dealmaker Show EP8 featuring Jordan Cohen
JOIN restaurant industry veteran Steve Zimmerman
in EP #8 of The Restaurant Dealmaker Show

>>>Wed, Sept 28, 2022 at 11:30am <<<

Jordan Ries Cohen,
CEO & Managing Attorney

Counsel for Every Restaurant Owner:
From Start-ups to Veterans

Born in San Francisco and raised as a Bay Area native, Jordan brings nearly a decade of business transactional legal experience in the hospitality industry. Notably, with a broad view of CA statewide, Jordan’s expertise focuses on business formation & transactions, licensing, ABC compliance, acquisitions, equity/debt based financing, and trademark protection.

He was introduced early on to cooking and food culture by his mother and father. Though there were initial thoughts of culinary school or a crusade as a writer, he was urged to pursue a legal career that unknowingly would bring him face to face with the industry he was so passionate about.

Jordan seized the impeccable opportunity to create Brick & Mortar Legal PC that serves California’s burgeoning alcoholic beverage and hospitality community. In addition to his particular understanding of California beverage law, Jordan's years of working at restaurants in both the back and front of the house allow him the unique ability to approach ownership, operation, and small business issues with true pragmatism.

Celebrating our 26th year, Restaurant Realty Company® has a successful track record helping over 2,800 clients in completing Hundreds of Millions of Dollars of Business and Real Estate Transactions including the following: Selling/leasing over 1,400 restaurant, bar and/or nightclub businesses, Selling over 50 related commercial buildings, Leasing over 2.8 Million square feet of commercial space and Completing over 4,500 valuations. The majority of our staff have either owned and/or managed restaurants. Our deep experience as operators means we understand your business from the inside out.


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Steven Zimmerman, CBI, M&AMI, CBB, FIBBA
Founder, Principal Broker And Chief Executive Officer @Restaurant Realty Company
Steve is the Founder, Principal Broker and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Realty Company. Steve has personally sold/leased over 1,000 restaurant, bar and/or nightclub businesses and many related commercial buildings totaling 2+ million square feet of commercial space, collaborated with over 2,000 clients and completed over 3,000 valuations since 1996.His real estate experience also includes sales, acquisitions, management and ownership of numerous properties throughout California including restaurants, hotels, apartment buildings, single family houses, an office building and a multi-use retail building. Steve is also the author of Restaurant Dealmaker – An Insider’s Trade Secrets for Buying a Restaurant, Bar or Club available on Amazon. Prior to starting Restaurant Realty Company Steve had over 20 years of restaurant experience and was President and Chief Executive officer of Zim’s Restaurants, which was one of the largest privately owned restaurant chains in San Francisco Bay.
Jordan Ries Cohen
CEO & Managing Attorney @BRICK & MORTAL LEGAL
We are a San Francisco law practice that facilitates the success of California businesses in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry. Headquartered in San Francisco, Brick & Mortar Legal PC spotlights Hospitality and Food & Beverage Law focusing on Corporate Transactions & Entity Formation, Commercial Contracting, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing & Compliance, Stock Issuance, Equity/Debt-Based Fundraising, Dispute Resolution, Trademarks/IP Protections, and Employment Issues. We strive to stay on the pulse of modern technology which we have successfully integrated into our firm while still operating with a hands-on approach—all to give you exceptional advice that will last for years to come. Get in touch with us to set up a consultation or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.