Jasmine L. Moy

Hospitality Lawyer

Business attorney for restaurants, chefs, hotel owners, and hotel food and beverage operators.


"“This is a no-brainer for restaurants,” said Jasmine L. Moy, a lawyer in New York who negotiates hotel restaurant contracts. “If they can get these deals, they take them.”

Chefs in the city are quick to complain that independent restaurants are being strangled by soaring rents and creeping payroll costs; meanwhile, the smaller spaces they may be able to afford can be nearly impossible to set up in a way that satisfies the city’s health and building codes. For many restaurateurs, hotels look like the only way out.

Or, as Ms. Moy puts it, “The future of dining is going to be in hotels.” "  -- Who's Setting up Shop in Big Hotels? By Pete Wells in the NYT March 8, 2017  

‘The right to terminate any contract for ‘bad acts’ is (or should be) a standard portion of every service contract, especially if the action of one party would reflect poorly on the other,’ says Jasmine Moy, a New York-based hospitality lawyer.
— https://www.eater.com/2018/12/14/18141124/metoo-opentable-resy-restaurant-reservations-mario-batali

 “Chefs often don’t understand that just because it’s their name, image and likeness — things that are intrinsically connected to their being — doesn’t mean that they will always have full control over the use of it,” says restaurant lawyer Jasmine Moy, who has represented restaurants and chefs in the hospitality space for six years." -- https://www.eater.com/2018/2/20/17020780/chef-naming-rights-contract-restaurant-alon-shaya-john-besh


“Generally, partnership agreements, once entered, are hard to unwind,” says New York-based hospitality lawyer Jasmine Moy. “I always tell people that entering into business with someone is like marriage.” -- https://www.eater.com/2018/1/25/16911616/chefs-sexual-misconduct-divest-restaurants-batali

Interview for Rachael Ray Everyday Magazine:

Jasmine has skillfully negotiated multiple entertainment and other contracts for us with our literary agent, production company and the Bravo TV network. Her expert advice and negotiating skills have saved us large amounts of money as well as time. She is an invaluable advisor to us in all aspects of our business.
— Isaac and Amanda Toups, Owner, Toups Meatery (New Orleans)
As a young chef in NYC, when it came time to make some crucial decisions regarding projects and contracts, I couldn’t imagine doing it without Jasmine. She was not only super informative but she was super supportive. I really felt like I had someone on “my team”. She helped me get a fair deal and taught me to not undervalue myself. I trust Jasmine to the fullest!
— Deuki Hong, Chef, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, Forbes 30 Under 30
Jasmine is not only my lawyer, she’s my chief business advisor. In addition to managing my legal matters - operating agreements, employment contracts – she’s focused on the growth of both my personal brand and my restaurant brands. Her personal attention is unmatched among any of my company’s partners.
— Sarah Simmons, Chef and Owner, Rise Gourmet Bakery (Columbia, SC)
Jasmine, has been essential to the growth and expansion of my start-up. She was able to consult for us on everything we needed to expand our small operation into 3 locations (and growing). From legal advice to forming our companies, she was there every step of the way to guide us through it. We would not have been able to get to where we are with out her services!
— Tony Quach, Owner, Snowdays Shaved Creamery
Jasmine has been our go-to attorney for several years. She is dependable, smart, and accessible. We have worked with her on lease negotiations, partnership agreements and other matters, and will continue to do so.
— Michael Shemtov, Owner, Butcher & Bee, The Daily, and upcoming Workshop (Charleston) and Butcher & Bee (Nashville)