Jasmine L. Moy

Hospitality Lawyer

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

In her work as a hospitality-centric lawyer, Jasmine Moy has seen it all, bitter breakups, control-hungry partners, and expensive retrofits-almost all of which could have been avoided if the parties involved had gotten everything in writing from the get-go.

“‘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 New York Times 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.”

 “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 represents restaurants and chefs in the hospitality space."

“Tipping is an outdated, discriminatory system, but for many front-of-house workers in America, it’s just the way it is. And for however many restaurant lobbying groups fight to keep tipping the status quo, plenty of operators — from Salt Bae to José Andrés— still fall into legal hot water, especially when it comes to mismanaging the tip pool, or how employees share tips.

Eater turned to lawyer Jasmine Moy to learn more about how tip pools should really work.”

 “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.”

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