Hospitality and Hotels

Hospitality and Hotels

From acquisition, development and financing, to management, operations and loan workouts, hospitality industry clients demand talented and experienced legal counsel to meet the variety of issues facing them in the market.

Our lawyers are experienced, representing Hospitality Industry clients worldwide. We keep in mind our clients’ goals and objectives, whether the client is a developer, owner/operator, franchiser/franchisee or financial institution. Our firm knows how to complete transactions successfully because we’ve done so with hundreds of properties—and we’ve done it in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Clients come to us for advice on a broad range of issues, the most common of which include:

We tailor the scope of our performances to the unique needs of the individual client. 

Our solid reputation comes from our experience; Hospitality Industry clients regularly call on our firm to handle complex transactions. Whether dealing with a complicated project, a workout or a bankruptcy, our hospitality lawyers serve the operations, marketing and finance areas of the Hospitality Industry as advisors, debtor’s counsel or creditor’s counsel. Our hospitality engagements include resorts and business center hotels in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

No matter the Hospitality Industry segment our client is involved with—mixed-use development, restaurants, golf courses, resorts or hotels—our lawyers are knowledgeable about and active in the market spectrum. This breadth of exposure to market conditions allows a keen perspective on market standards.  We help define key business goals, assemble the right legal team and develop strategies to optimize the client’s objectives. Because we have represented lenders, investors, joint ventures and operating partners, we know the players and their expectations.  We consult with clients regularly on key terms and conditions in the context of their business goals and opportunities. 

Additionally, we provide counsel on land development and use issues, creation of organizational documents, acquisition and disposition, mergers and acquisitions, management agreements and trademark protection, among a host of other issues relevant to the hospitality and leisure business. 

Our hospitality lawyers bring their experience in the marketplace to Hospitality Industry clients plus access to 400 attorneys in 9 major U.S. and international cities for counsel on labor and employment, tax, land use, corporate, environmental, bankruptcy, restructuring, litigation, workout and intellectual property issues.

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Our strengths in the hospitality industry include labor-management relations such as union prevention, collective bargaining for single- as well as multi-employer bargaining units, neutrality agreements, advising on union corporate campaigns and defense of unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB.  We defend administrative and litigation claims on workforce issues common to the Hospitality Industry including:

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