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    Locke Lord has assisted hospitality and lending clients in all facets of hotel and resort management, operation, development and financing for over 30 years. We bring together lawyers from a range of practice areas within the firm to represent owners, developers, management companies, lenders, franchisors, franchisees and equity investors in hotel and resort properties. Our lawyers also represent numerous financial institutions in making construction and permanent loans on hotels and other hospitality related projects.

    Representation of Hotel and Resort Managers, Brands, Operators, Owners and Developers

    Locke Lord lawyers have represented prominent national and international hotel, resort, time-share, restaurant and hospitality companies for over 30 years. 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. We counsel hotel and resort clients on development and management matters, brand operations, purchasing and national contracts, travel partner incentive programs, financing, credit enhancement, business combinations, acquisitions and dispositions and general corporate, partnership and limited liability company matters. We have also worked with a number of hotel brands to help create an industry standard hotel reservations platform. Our representation of hotel and resort companies includes the following:

    • Acquisition and disposition of hotel properties, entities and brands
    • Hotel development and renovation
    • Negotiation of hotel management agreements for luxury, upscale and limited service hotels and condominium hotels
    • Assisting branded management companies with development of mezzanine loan and sliver equity investment programs
    • Construction contracts and litigation
    • Technical services agreements
    • Property improvement plans
    • Group and convention contracts, marketing agreements, food and beverage consulting agreements and liquor license operating agreements
    • Purchasing agreements
    • Retail leases
    • Restaurant operator agreements
    • Marketing and advertising agreements
    • Travel partner incentive program agreements, including airline mileage agreements
    • Contracts with national and international vendors for system-wide goods and services
    • Licensing, franchising and intellectual property arrangements
    • Negotiation of specialized contracting arrangements for and with providers of reservations systems and information services
    • Insurance arrangements and related matters
    • Capital funding, asset, equity and merger transactions - public and private
    • Planning and structuring both debt and equity investments in international hotel and resort properties, including complex joint venture arrangements involving foreign entities
    • Representation of real estate investment trusts in hotel property acquisitions and dispositions
    • Tax exempt bond financing
    • International, state and local tax matters, including tax abatement and tax credit programs
    • Sale leaseback arrangements
    • Hotel investment/development programs with joint venture partners
    • Credit facilities for acquisition programs, construction and operations
    • Labor and employment matters, including WARN Act
    • Americans with Disabilities Act compliance
    • Privacy, data security and data breach matters in the United States and Europe
    • Condominium hotel structuring and mixed use development
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