Daniel E. McCormick - Andrews Kurth LLP

Daniel E. McCormick

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1999

Mr. McCormick concentrates his practice in transactional work involving real estate, hospitality and hotel law, and business law. His practice includes extensive experience with hotels, apartments, commercial and industrial projects and income producing properties of every variety, including joint ventures, acquisition, sale, management, property development, financing and leasing. He is involved in structuring complex, high profile real estate transactions and investments throughout North America, Asia and Europe, including initial investment, capital funding, financing and asset management, with substantial experience in the hospitality business.

Additional Information

Representative Experience
  • Numerous transactions involving the purchase and sale of hotels
  • Served as counsel to sponsor in the IPO of a hotel REIT on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Served as seller counsel in the disposition of numerous multi-asset hotel portfolios
  • Acted as owner counsel in negotiation of management contracts and franchise agreements with Marriott, Fairmont, Hilton, Starwood, Pan Pacific and Hyatt
  • Acted as manager’s counsel in the negotiation of numerous management contracts in Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico and the United States 
  • Representation of sponsors of global hospitality funds involving private investors, pension funds and institutional investors 
  • Representation of purchasers in connection with acquisitions of public companies (Unihost Corporation, Legacy REIT, Boykin Lodging Company and Chartwell Leisure) and private companies (Red Roof Inns and InTown Suites)
  • Counsel in numerous secured asset financing transactions in various countries
  • Representation of Westmont Hospitality Group with respect to corporate matters, joint ventures, operations, financings and other strategic initiatives
  • Representation of borrowers in multi-lender debt restructurings, including work-outs and deed-in-lieu transactions
  • Extensive experience with troubled assets requiring workouts, restructuring and recapitalization
  • Counsel to distributor in vehicle distribution and cooperation agreements with a major car manufacturer
Court Admissions
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Southern Methodist UniversityBBA University of Houston Law CenterJ.D.
Academy of Hospitality Industry AttorneysHouston Real Estate Lawyers Council

Office Location

600 Travis Street, Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law