Nicole Ament will serve as chair of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Hospitality, Resort and Recreation Group, effective immediately. Ament’s leadership also signals a name change from hospitality group to Hospitality, Resort and Recreation Group.
As part of Brownstein’s Real Estate Department, the Hospitality, Resort and Recreation Group focuses on providing a wide range of legal services to hotels, resorts, casinos and other clients operating in the hospitality sector—including some of the biggest names in this industry. The attorneys and professionals working in this practice group have a proven track record in acquisitions, dispositions, financing, development, management and franchising of hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.
Ament has played a key role in expanding the group’s focus on hospitality to include golf course, club and ski resort clients, encompassing some of the biggest names in the industry such as ClubCorp, KSL Capital and Vail Resorts. Her new leadership role and the group's rebranding reflects that expansive breadth.
As a shareholder in the Denver office, Ament focuses her practice on guiding high-profile real estate clients through large-scale transactions. Ament’s notable successes include negotiating the interconnection between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts, a deal 50 years in the making, ClubCorp's acquisition of Sequoia Golf, and Brue Capital Partners' acquisition of the 2,655-acre country club Adam's Rib, as well as providing strategic advice on urban renewal and financing options to the developers of the Fitzsimons Village. Additionally, Nicole managed the negotiations with the City of Denver, the City of Aurora, Denver International Airport and four separate school districts for the initial entitlement required for High Point, a 1,700 acre development adjacent to Denver International Airport.
Ament is also a co-chair and co-founder of Brownstein’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), which was created to formalize the mentoring and professional development that occurs amongst female attorneys and policy professionals at Brownstein. Ament is a valued member of the Brownstein team and a leader in the firm, the community and the real estate industry.