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David T. Denney

The Law Offices of David T. Denney, PC
Dallas, Texas

David is an attorney whose practice focuses of food, beverage and hospitality law.  He earned his J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and is a member of both the Texas and Tennessee State Bars. 

His firm counsels both startups and small and emerging businesses around the nation on such matters as the formation, purchase and sale of business entities, private equity funding, commercial real estate transactions, employment law, and general business matters.  The firm also defends its clients in various types of civil litigation. 

While representing businesses in a wide range of industries, the firm has a significant food, beverage and hospitality practice, representing restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries and other members of the hospitality community.

David’s professional commitment to the food and beverage community is highlighted by his industry-wide involvement, including:

  • Greater Dallas Restaurant Association Board of Directors, 2013-2015.
  • Speaker: 2009-2015 Hospitality Law Conferences; 2015 San Antonio Cocktail Conference; 2013-2014 Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show; 2013-2014 Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals annual conference; 2011 Club Managers Association of America Conference, 2011 Resort Hotel Association Conference, 2009 Mexican Restaurant Association Conference, 2009 FS/TEC Conference and 2008 DineAmerica Conference.
  • David is a frequent contributor to Restaurant Startup & Growth Magazine, and has had articles featured in QSR Magazine, Nightclub & Bar Magazine, In the Mix Magazine, Food Safety Solutions, the CMAA Newsletter and various HospitalityLawyer.com newsletters.
  • David is an adjunct professor and member of the Professional Advisory Committee for the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Dallas.

David is also a Member of the National Restaurant Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, and the Global Alliance of Hospitality Attorneys.


My Speakers Sessions

Monday, March 2

2:00pm CST