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.