The Hospitality Group in Eckert Seamans brings value to the table for hospitality industry clients, by providing practical legal advice and support based on extensive in-house legal experience (including a number of former general counsels) and broad experience across the hospitality industry from transactional matters to operational matters to dispute resolution. At the same time, the Hospitality Group draws upon the subject-matter expertise of Eckert Seamans attorneys in other practice areas to provide broad legal support to clients, including for labor and employment, trademark, and tax matters.
The Hospitality Group has extensive experience advising on matters involving hotels, spas, tourism, restaurants (including celebrity chef concepts), entertainment venues (including gaming and waterparks), condominiums, short-term stay apartments, and golf courses
Representing private equity funds, real estate investment trusts (REITS), lenders, owners, developers, hotel management companies, and operators of hotels, resorts, spas and restaurants.
Handling a variety of transactional matters, including:
Hotel acquisitions and dispositions;
Financings of hotel and resort real estate, including CMBS loans and public-private arrangements;
Joint venture agreements;
Third-party and brand management agreements;
Lease agreements; and
Mergers and acquisitions, and general securities matters.
Handling international hospitality transactions, with experience in over 40 countries on 6 continents.
Advising clients regarding new developments in the hospitality industry and market-standard terms.
Acting as extensions of in-house legal departments for large and small brand management and third-party management companies.
Working closely with business dealmakers and in-house counsel, to achieve desired business outcomes.