GrayRobinson’s hospitality lawyers are recognized internationally for advising developers, owners and operators of hotel, resort and club properties, as well as governments and financial institutions on their involvement within the hospitality industry. The firm's hospitality lawyers have a long-standing history of providing legal services to its hospitality industry clients on cutting-edge legal, development, finance, permitting, management and operational issues. The foregoing requires a broad array of experience from a number of legal disciplines such as residential, resort and club, corporate, real estate, zoning and land use, construction, environmental, banking and finance, alcohol beverage, restaurant, labor and employment, and government relations and lobbying to name a few. In this context, the firm’s attorneys work together as a multidisciplinary team to anticipate legal issues and provide strategic advice in advance of and during development structuring, agreement drafting, negotiation and implementation.
Our hospitality lawyers' experience is varied and vast as we provide experienced counsel on a wide range of projects, across the United States and overseas, including:
- Hotels and resorts
- Convention center hotels
- Condominium hotels
- Planned community developments
- Timeshare and fractional projects
- Vacation clubs and points systems
- Mixed-use projects
In connection with these projects, our hospitality industry clients have looked to the firm to provide a wide range of legal services, including project development from initial land acquisition, land use permitting, financing and construction, management and licensing, as well as operations representation. Our hospitality lawyers' experience also includes structuring acquisitions and dispositions of both single asset and portfolio transactions; developing financing mechanisms, negotiating new and restructuring old management and operational agreements for international hotel and boutique brands; and engaging in venture, fund, and REIT formation for lodging assets. The firm continues to provide innovative solutions to the challenges faced in an ever changing and growing global industry and we use our experience representing both developers and operators to understand the dynamics of complex hospitality matters.