Hospitality & Leisure

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Hospitality & Leisure

Our team has deep industry knowledge and significant experience in the hospitality, resort, restaurant and entertainment industries. Our attorneys with industry experience are capable of quickly and efficiently identifying issues and opportunities to enhance the business prospects of an industry participant. One of the most important industries for the Florida economy, and hence one of our industry strengths, is the hospitality and leisure industry.

We represent clients in developing, acquiring, and disposing of, hotel properties, obtaining necessary entitlements and zoning approvals, resolving environmental issues, addressing securities issues in connection with condo-hotel and fractional interest sales, preparing condominium and fractional ownership documents, resolving regulatory requirements, negotiating management and licensing agreements, and negotiating project financing. On many of these transactions, our Hospitality & Leisure Services Team works closely with our real estate attorneys.

Although real estate related issues are our most frequent involvement in this industry, our employment law attorneys are also experienced in the unique employment aspects of this labor intensive industry. Our industry specialists work with our transactional attorneys in the sale or acquisition of hospitality and leisure companies.

We are experienced in the following kinds of projects:

  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Condo Hotels and Resorts
  • Timeshares and Vacation Clubs
  • Private Residence Clubs
  • Branded Residences
  • Country Clubs
  • Beach Clubs
  • Yacht Clubs
  • Marinas
  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Sports Arenas
  • Convention Centers
  • Public Sports Facilities
  • Mixed Use Developments

Members of our Hospitality & Leisure Services Team are often involved with our Restructuring team in many of Florida's most complex consensual workouts and bankruptcies of hospitality related entities. Our restructuring expertise is also accessed by clients considering an investment in distressed hospitality projects or companies.

We are especially proud of our professional relationships with leading industry consultants, investment bankers, lenders and other attorneys specializing in serving the hospitality sector.