Bringing diverse experience to a multifaceted business environment
Our Hospitality Group provides a wide range of legal services to our clients in the hospitality, hotel and resort industries. Our group has a proven track record in acquisitions, dispositions, financing, development, management and franchising of hotels and resorts throughout the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. We regularly advise owners, investors, developers, lenders, operators, franchisors and franchisees on all aspects of the hospitality industry. Calling on our substantial and diverse experience, the group’s attorneys have acted as both lead and local counsel on transactions of varying sizes, with projects ranging from boutique hotel development to large-scale, mixed-use resort projects.
The group has substantial experience representing owners in the negotiation of operating and management contracts, franchise agreements and operating leases. We are well versed in the formation of ownership entities and joint venture structures, including the related tax considerations. We routinely handle negotiations for construction and development agreements, as well as for debt and equity financing for various hotel assets and hotel portfolios. Because of our extensive experience working on large deals, many of the hospitality industry’s biggest names come to us for their representation. Our clients include Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Starwood Capital Partners, ClubCorp USA, Inc., Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Harrah’s Entertainment, KSL Capital Group, Magnolia Hotels, MGM Mirage, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Stonebridge Hospitality, Vail Associates, Highgate Hotels, JF Capital Advisors, Quintess, Sage Hospitality Resources, RockResorts International, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Providence Hospitality Partners, Champ Hospitality and Wynn Resorts Limited.
The Brownstein Advantage
- Familiarity with all parts of the process. Our attorneys understand real estate development, hospitality and gaming issues from a legal, business and regulatory perspective. We have worked with government agencies, lenders, borrowers, developers and environmental groups. We understand all the various concerns, and we use that knowledge to achieve the best possible results for your project.
- Big deal management. When a large transaction requires several groups of attorneys working on related issues, we can assemble teams of local counsel and quarterback regulatory and business efforts. Few other firms, if any, can build such cogent multidisciplinary teams to handle all facets of a major hospitality matter.
- Investment fund experience. Our group has significant experience representing investment funds, private equity funds and other interests in hotel and resort acquisitions, dispositions, financing, development and management. We use this experience to help you structure your transactions for the most advantageous conclusion.
- Prioritization of client interests. Ultimately, our goal is to position you for the best outcome for your business. As such, we take the time to understand your needs, challenges and goals. Our solutions prioritize your interests and help you achieve your long-term objectives.