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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Leisure and Hospitality Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Insurance Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mediation Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Bankruptcy Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Litigation - ERISA Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Labor and Employment Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Governmental Litigation - Real Estate Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Corporate Law Food and Beverage Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Westminster, Colorado Denver, Colorado Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Leisure and Hospitality Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs DUI / DWI Defense Family Law Food and Beverage Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Real Estate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Law Aviation Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Litigation - Securities Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Food and Beverage Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Government Relations Practice Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction Environmental Law Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Government Relations Practice Leisure and Hospitality Law Communications Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Family Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Transportation Law Water Law Securities Regulation Public Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Corporate Law Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Information Technology Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Leisure and Hospitality Law Mediation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Construction Law Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Environmental Law Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Leisure and Hospitality Law Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Construction Insurance Law Employment Law - Management Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Corporate Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Franchise Law Food and Beverage Law Leisure and Hospitality Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Project Finance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Leisure and Hospitality Law Employment Law - Management Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Trade Secrets Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Environmental Law Construction Law Insurance Law Litigation - Construction Transportation Law Admiralty and Maritime Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Labor Law - Management Leisure and Hospitality Law Construction Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Aviation Law Corporate Law International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Consumer Law Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
Irvin W. Sandman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Irvin W. Sandman

Sandman Savrann PLLC
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Cannabis Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Leisure and Hospitality Law Tax Law Gaming Law Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Real Estate Law Food and Beverage Law Construction Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Construction Law Insurance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Oxford, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Arbitration Food and Beverage Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Construction Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) International Trade and Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Finance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Project Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Government Contracts Commercial Litigation Gaming Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Franchise Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Leisure and Hospitality Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Leisure and Hospitality Law Product Liability Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    St. Charles, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Leisure and Hospitality Law Medical Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Leisure and Hospitality Law Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Aviation Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Litigation - Real Estate Transportation Law Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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Practice Area Definition

Leisure and Hospitality Law Definition

Hospitality law is an area of practice related to the hotel, resort, golf, private club, timeshare, restaurant, and travel industries. Hospitality attorneys provide counsel to owners, operators, developers, brands, service providers, lenders, and investors on many industry-related issues, including:
  • Strategic planning
  • Development, acquisition, and disposition
  • Branding and licensing
  • Financing, refinancing, and restructuring
  • Operating and development agreements
  • Joint venture, partnership, and limited liability company agreements
  • Corporate, multi-, and single-asset transactions
  • Multi-state representations
  • Product and program structuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  •  Dispute resolution

Additionally, hospitality clients require experience across many areas, including:

  • Corporate. Offering guidance on corporate governance and SEC requirements. Advising corporations, boards of directors, board committees, corporate officers, shareholders, limited liability companies, and others regarding best practices, composition, and procedures; oversight and self-evaluation systems; guidelines, and codes of conduct; fiduciary responsibilities; executive compensation and succession; financial reporting and internal investigations; and proxy statement preparation.
  • Securities. Assisting with all aspects of public equity and debt offerings, as well as growth strategies such as an IPO. Assist with a variety of securities related matters, including SEC and stock exchange regulation compliance.
  • Labor and employment. Providing training and tools for effective labor-management relations and helping develop policies for compliance with state and federal labor, discrimination, and wage and hour laws.
  • Privacy. Advising on compliance with applicable global privacy laws and regulations as well as on internal and customer-facing policies, procedures, and practices. Providing counsel on information management, data security issues, and regulatory requirements.
  • Consumer finance. Representing companies in matters such as state and federal consumer finance laws, money-laundering, and payment card laws relating to credit, debit, gift, and virtual cards.
  • Intellectual property. Assisting with trademark protection and maintenance; infringement enforcement issues; compliance counseling on advertising, sales, marketing, pricing, promotions, and sweepstakes; co-branding and strategic partnerships; and advertising terms and conditions. Providing strategic counsel on information technology matters, including software, licensing, technology outsourcing agreements, leasing, and maintenance.
  • Real estate. Representing developers and owners before local, regional, and state agencies on zoning, land use, impact fees; transportation; and infrastructure requirements, as well as financing and other development-related issues.
  • Environmental. Providing counseling on litigation, transactional due diligence, consulting and compliance services, and the effects of current and pending legislation.
  • Tax. Assisting with tax matters, from transaction planning, dispute resolution, and policy development, to real estate capital markets transactions, including the formation of real estate funds, real estate financings, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and dispositions.
  • Litigation. Providing support for all matters, including litigation, alternative dispute resolution, civil lawsuits, and criminal or government investigations.
  • ADA. Providing counseling on due diligence, compliance services, effects of pending legislation, transactional due diligence, and litigation.
  • FCPA. Providing counseling on overseas business practices and risk management.

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Hospitality law is an area of practice related to the hotel, resort, golf, private club, timeshare, restaurant, and travel industries. Hospitality attorneys provide counsel to owners, operators, developers, brands, service providers, lenders, and investors on many industry-related issues, including:
  • Strategic planning
  • Development, acquisition, and disposition
  • Branding and licensing
  • Financing, refinancing, and restructuring
  • Operating and development agreements
  • Joint venture, partnership, and limited liability company agreements
  • Corporate, multi-, and single-asset transactions
  • Multi-state representations
  • Product and program structuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  •  Dispute resolution

Additionally, hospitality clients require experience across many areas, including:

  • Corporate. Offering guidance on corporate governance and SEC requirements. Advising corporations, boards of directors, board committees, corporate officers, shareholders, limited liability companies, and others regarding best practices, composition, and procedures; oversight and self-evaluation systems; guidelines, and codes of conduct; fiduciary responsibilities; executive compensation and succession; financial reporting and internal investigations; and proxy statement preparation.
  • Securities. Assisting with all aspects of public equity and debt offerings, as well as growth strategies such as an IPO. Assist with a variety of securities related matters, including SEC and stock exchange regulation compliance.
  • Labor and employment. Providing training and tools for effective labor-management relations and helping develop policies for compliance with state and federal labor, discrimination, and wage and hour laws.
  • Privacy. Advising on compliance with applicable global privacy laws and regulations as well as on internal and customer-facing policies, procedures, and practices. Providing counsel on information management, data security issues, and regulatory requirements.
  • Consumer finance. Representing companies in matters such as state and federal consumer finance laws, money-laundering, and payment card laws relating to credit, debit, gift, and virtual cards.
  • Intellectual property. Assisting with trademark protection and maintenance; infringement enforcement issues; compliance counseling on advertising, sales, marketing, pricing, promotions, and sweepstakes; co-branding and strategic partnerships; and advertising terms and conditions. Providing strategic counsel on information technology matters, including software, licensing, technology outsourcing agreements, leasing, and maintenance.
  • Real estate. Representing developers and owners before local, regional, and state agencies on zoning, land use, impact fees; transportation; and infrastructure requirements, as well as financing and other development-related issues.
  • Environmental. Providing counseling on litigation, transactional due diligence, consulting and compliance services, and the effects of current and pending legislation.
  • Tax. Assisting with tax matters, from transaction planning, dispute resolution, and policy development, to real estate capital markets transactions, including the formation of real estate funds, real estate financings, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and dispositions.
  • Litigation. Providing support for all matters, including litigation, alternative dispute resolution, civil lawsuits, and criminal or government investigations.
  • ADA. Providing counseling on due diligence, compliance services, effects of pending legislation, transactional due diligence, and litigation.
  • FCPA. Providing counseling on overseas business practices and risk management.