Chirag B. Kabrawala

Associate

Orlando
T 407.649.4075  |  F 407.841.0168

Chirag Kabrawala practices in the area of real estate law with an emphasis on the hospitality and resort development industries. Chirag’s personal experience through the ownership and operation of limited- and full-service hotels, including two Comfort Inn branded hotels in upstate New York, provides him with unique experience regarding the many complicated legal concerns facing the hospitality industry.

As a member of the firm’s Hospitality Industry Team, Chirag has experience in the acquisition, development, financing, franchising and disposition of hotels, restaurants, resorts, condo-hotels, and related properties. His work includes handling sophisticated purchase, sale and lease transactions, drafting and reviewing contracts, franchise agreements, and providing counsel through all phases of real property acquisition and divestment, including due diligence, closing, and post-closing development matters.

Chirag also works closely with the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ Rights practice, where he counsels clients in the hospitality industry in the negotiation and documentation of loan workouts and restructuring of debt. During the global economic downturn, Chirag has been heavily engaged in advising owners, operators, and lenders in their dealings with distressed hotels, and he has applied his personal experience in the industry to arrive at thoughtful workout strategies and solutions.

Select Experience

  • Successfully represented a local hotel developer in the negotiation of a discounted note purchase and loan workout resulting in savings of over $6 million to the client.
  • Helped negotiate a discounted note purchase of three cross-collateralized properties, resulting in savings of over $4 million for the client.
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Experience

  • Successfully represented a local hotel developer in the negotiation of a discounted note purchase and loan workout resulting in savings of over $6 million to the client.
  • Helped negotiate a discounted note purchase of three cross-collateralized properties, resulting in savings of over $4 million for the client.

Memberships

  • Asian American Hotel Owners’ Association (AAHOA)
  • Florida Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Community

  • Shepherd’s Hope, Inc., an organization that provides access to healthcare for uninsured residents of Central Florida
    • Board of Directors
    • Governance Committee, Co-Chair

Services

Industries

Prior Positions

  • Deloitte & Touche, LLP
    • Advisor to multinational corporations with respect to U.S. income tax planning for inbound and outbound international business transactions.

Admissions

  • New York, 2005
  • Florida, 2004

Education

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, 2001
  • B.S., University of Miami, 1998

Languages

  • Gujarati