Locke Lord lawyers have long-term and significant experience in the hospitality industry. We have represented prominent national and international hotel, resort and time-share owners, developers, managers, franchisors and franchisees, lenders and investors, as well as restaurant developers, owners, operators, franchisors and franchisees. These include branded hotel managers, franchisors and owners and owners of single and multiple hotel properties franchised and/or managed by third parties. We have considerable experience in advising developers, owners, brands and operators in connection with the acquisition, development, operation and sale of international hotel and resort properties. We have worked on projects around the world, including projects in Canada, Mexico, France, Great Britain, Spain, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Republic of Maldives.
With over 30 years’ experience in this practice area, we have assisted our hospitality industry clients in a multitude of transactional, as well as litigation, matters. These include hotel and restaurant acquisition, construction and permanent financing, venture capital investments, public and private issuances of equity and debt, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, development and construction agreements, franchise and management agreements, environmental assessments, international, federal and state taxation (including tax incentives and abatements), title and land use matters, labor and employment matters and intellectual property and operations matters.