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Internet celebrity Nusret Gokce, who is better known as “Salt Bae,” is encountering legal issues even before he has opened the Dallas branch of his very popular steakhouse brand, Nusr-Et. After more than two years of planning, the Dallas restaurant finally has an opening date. However, on January 21, 2021, Dallas-based construction firm BengeTexas filed a lawsuit in Dallas County District Court claiming that Salt Bae owes them more than $933,000 in unpaid bills that are due to BengeTexas and its subcontractors for the construction of the restaurant located at Pearl Street in downtown Dallas.

Nusret Gokce, who is a chef, has been providing some details about the Dallas branch of his Turkish steakhouse Nusr-Et through Instagram during the past couple of days. Gokce gained popularity on the Internet for his videos featuring his unique steak preparation methods and the dramatic flourish in his salt-sprinkling method that went viral.

Meanwhile, Salt Bae has filed a countersuit against BengeTexas alleging that the latter had diverted $182,000 in subcontractor payments to former Nusr-Et employee Steve Regan. Nust-Et claims that this was a scheme to defraud the restaurant. Nusret Gokce also claims that the $574,000 indicated in the lien affidavit is wrong.

Such legal cases are of interest to a local Dallas law firm known as The Barber Law Firm. The firm posted an article on its website on February 19, 2021 that mentions the legal trouble that the Turkish steakhouse restaurant has encountered prior to opening in Dallas. It presents excerpts from a Dallas Eater article and a Central Track article. It also noted that the opening date of the restaurant already been pushed back several times but it is not yet clear whether the legal issues will affect its opening date.

The Barber Law Firm, which has a blog on its website that features interesting legal cases, handles personal injury cases in Dallas and neighboring areas. They cater to the legal needs of people who have been injured in an accident that was the result of another person’s negligence.

The firm has over 17 years of experience in fighting difficult cases of personal injury claims. They are focused on car accidents, workman’s compensation, and other types of negligence cases. Every day, they go up against the insurance companies and their adjusters. They advise victims not to settle with insurance adjusters as these are people hired by the insurance firms to minimize the amount of money that they will need to pay to accident victims.

They provide free legal consultations with accident victims who believe they have a case even if the person decides to go with a different firm. And if the victim does decide to let them handle his or her claim, they will be working on a contingent-fee basis, which means that the client will not have to pay them anything unless they are able to succeed in the claim.

The practice areas handled by The Barber Law Firm include car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bike accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective autos, drunk driving accidents, workers compensation, wrongful death, premises liability, and construction accidents.

The Barber Law Firm is highly rated as indicated by its “10 out of 10” AVVO rating, the fact that it has been selected by Super Lawyers from 2008 to 2020, the fact that it was chosen by Legal Leaders as one of Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers, and their AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings.

The firm has also received a lot of highly positive testimonials from previous clients. For instance, Peter C. said, "Mr. Barber was so professional and hardworking. He quickly contacted the insurance carriers involved and started working on my case. He was able to get me reimbursed for all of my medical expenses and lost wages.”

Those who are interested in the services offered by The Barber Law Firm may want to check out their website, or contact them on the phone or through email. For other announcements made by the firm, people may want to check out their media room.


For more information about The Barber Law Firm, contact the company here:

The Barber Law Firm
Daniel James
(214) 382-9600
2821 McKinney Ave #11, Dallas, TX 75204


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