Hospitality and Resort

The attorneys of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP's Hospitality Industry Practice have a broad range of experience in both the business and legal aspects of the hotel industry, including hotel acquisitions, development, golf and resort development, operations, investment, mergers, franchising, licensing, intangible asset protection, food and beverage, finance and time share, employment law, Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and data breach prevention and response. Our depth and insight comes from hands on experience assisting and advising clients in reaching their objectives in most all aspects of the hospitality industry. We have a keen understanding of the industry and a business oriented practice style that facilitates productive client counsel relations. As a diligent group of conscientious professionals, we take seriously our role in expediting, facilitating and achieving successful business outcomes. 

Our operating philosophy includes determining the services required, clear client communication, up front discussion of client business objectives and operating style as well as ascertaining the roles of the parties for each individual engagement. This approach is particularly well suited to servicing clients in the hospitality industry.  We welcome the opportunity to discuss your legal and business objectives and would like to be an integral part of your hospitality team.

The services offered by the Hospitality Industry Practice include:

  • Purchase, sale, management, franchise and related negotiations
  • Structuring joint ventures, investments and multi-faceted projects
  • Franchise agreements, trade name, trademark, systems and service mark protection
  • Traditional and non-traditional financing vehicles, including equity participation loans, mezzanine debt, commercial paper facilities, bonds and development grants
  • Complex fiduciary, franchise and management litigation
  • Development, structuring and planning projects
  • Construction and contractor-designer negotiations and documentation
  • State, federal and international tax issues
  • Coordination and handling of due diligence
  • Public-private incentives, real estate tax abatement programs, grants and tax credits
  • Syndications, private and public offerings
  • Immigration, visas, deportations and all related immigration matters
  • Resort, restaurant, recreation, special events, parking access agreements, golf access, membership and related easement agreements for resort and recreational amenities
  • Chemical, biological, asbestos, wetlands, water conservation and other health and environmental issues
  • Employment, employer liability, benefits, ERISA and health law (including HIPPA)
  • Land use and zoning matters
  • Declarations, restrictions, covenants and, title and survey and diligence
  • Employment law and employee relations
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance
  • Data breach prevention and response
  • Document preparation as it relates to all of these areas