Hospitality Industry Transactions and Counseling

In the hospitality industry, our clients include owners and investors in hospitality businesses as well as management companies and franchisors.  The businesses that our clients own, operate and brand include hotels, timeshare developments, campgrounds, private clubs, restaurants, entertainment venues, transportation companies, event planning companies and tourism agencies.

We advise and represent these clients on a variety of transactions, including:

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements for Hotels and other Businesses and Assets
  • Hotel Management Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Financing Agreements
    • Loan Agreements and Related Transactions
    • Subordination Agreements, including Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements (“SNDAs”)
    • Comfort Letters
    • Agreements with Equity Investors
  • Mixed-Use Development Agreements
  • Private Club Agreements
    • Membership Agreements
    • License Agreements for Hospitality Suites, Cabanas, Boat Slips and even Racecar Bungalos
    • Financing Agreements involving License Fees and Club Dues
    • Club Rules
  • Construction Contracts
  • Commercial Leases and License Agreements
  • Celebrity Chef Contracts (Licence and Consulting Agreements, Leases and Concession Agreements)
  • Production Agreements and other Entertainment Agreements
  • Marketing Agreements
    • Advertising Agreements
    • Commercial Co-Venture (Co-Branding) Agreements
    • Gift Card Program Agreements
    • Corporate Sponsorship Agreements
  • Sales Agreements
    • Event Agreements
    • System-Wide Sales Agreements between Hotel Chains and Corporate Customers
    • Agreements for Long-Term Use of Hotel Facilities (e.g. as School Dormitories and Executive Apartments)
    • Online Travel Agency Agreements
    • Intermediary Agreements for Group Sales
    • System-Wide Agreements between Hotel Chains and Conventional Travel Agencies for Business and Leisure Travel
    • Flight Crew Accommodation Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Supply Contracts
  • Concession Agreements, including for
    • Independently-Operated Restaurants
    • Giftshops
    • Parking
    • Audio-Visual Services
  • Location Agreements with Film Producers

Our attorneys have decades of experience in the hospitality industry. We are also members of professional networks of hospitality industry attorneys who specialize in other fields, including labor and employment, intellectual property, antitrust and tax law.