Bob Lannan is the principal of Lannan Legal PLLC, in Washington, D.C. He represents owners and operators of hotels, restaurants, private clubs and other hospitality businesses in a variety of transactions, including sales, financings, joint ventures, management agreements, franchise agreements, service agreements and contracts with online travel agencies and other sales intermediaries. Bob also advises hospitality companies on regulatory matters, including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Before beginning his private practice, Bob was a Vice President & Senior Counsel with Hilton Worldwide, Inc., where he led a group of attorneys responsible for advising the company on operation of all of its owned and manged hotels throughout the world. Earlier, Bob was a Vice President & Senior Counsel with Marriott International, Inc.
Bob has also practiced in two international law firms and as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.
Bob received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995 and an LL.M., with highest honors, from The George Washington University in 1999. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1992. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies.
Bob has lectured and published articles on a variety of topics, including legal issues related to hotel and restaurant management. He serves as a Co-Chair of the Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit, co-sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center and the American Hotel & Lodging Association. He is also the Chair of the American Bar Association Hotels, Resorts & Tourism Committee. Bob has been elected to the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys.
Bob is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He now lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife and three children.