Amy L. Bellman

Partner

Orlando
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Denver
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Overview

Amy Bellman takes a business-minded approach to her real estate and hospitality practice. Well-versed in the nuances of timeshares, fractionals, condominiums and travel and exchange products, she advises clients regarding the structuring, implementation, sales and marketing, operation, management and governance of timeshare plans.

With extensive experience within both the private practice and in-house sectors, Amy supplies business knowledge from an uncommon perspective. Prior to rejoining private practice, Amy served as operations and underwriting counsel to a Fortune 500 national title insurance company’s resort development and vacation ownership division, providing guidance and oversight on multijurisdictional escrow and title processes and reviewing new product structures for compliance and insurability.

Amy is a registered resort professional and a Trustee Member of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). She represented the timeshare industry as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Timeshare and Interval Use.

*Amy is affiliated with both our Denver, Colorado and Orlando, Florida offices. Amy is currently licensed only in Colorado. While not yet licensed in Florida, she plans to apply for admission and take the Florida Bar exam in February, 2023.

Select Experience

  • Regularly participate in the review and drafting of legislation affecting the vacation ownership industry throughout the U.S. and Internationally.
  • Advise clients in the creation, structuring, marketing and sale of all forms of vacation programs including timeshare, fractional, travel membership clubs and condominiums.
  • Counsel clients about the unique business risks associated with operating and offering a variety of vacation products in all 50 states; develop practical compliance strategies.
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Experience

  • Regularly participate in the review and drafting of legislation affecting the vacation ownership industry throughout the U.S. and Internationally.
  • Advise clients in the creation, structuring, marketing and sale of all forms of vacation programs including timeshare, fractional, travel membership clubs and condominiums.
  • Counsel clients about the unique business risks associated with operating and offering a variety of vacation products in all 50 states; develop practical compliance strategies.
  • Draft legal documents to create shared ownership plans, including master declarations, declarations of condominium, declarations of timeshare plans, related easements and owner association documents.
  • Advise developers, management companies and owners associations regarding annual budgets, reserve shortfalls and other operational and management issues and disputes.
  • Represented luxury branded hotel company in connection with the termination of its management agreement and the deflagging of a high-profile mixed-use resort.
  • Represented developer in the creation of a mixed-use resort in St. Kitts qualifying for the government’s citizenship-by-investment program. Drafted and negotiated program documents, including governing documents, sales documents, affiliation agreement and resort management agreement; assisted with preparation of overall resort budget and related consumer disclosures.
  • Represented established Caribbean hotel owner in the creation of a vacation ownership offering consisting of whole-ownership villas subject to a mandatory rental program; drafted governing documents and sales documents; significant responsibility for drafting public offering statement; assisted with preparation of overall resort budget.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Colorado Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2009 to 2013)
  • Registered Resort Professional (RRP) (2015 to present)
  • American Resort Development Association: WINspiration Award (2018)

Memberships

  • American Resort Development Association
    • Legislative Policy Council (2020 to present)
    • Trustee (2014 to present)
    • Meetings Committee (2013 to present)
  • Women in the Industry

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • [Not admitted in Florida]

Education

  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2002
  • B.A., Political Science and Policy Studies, Syracuse University, 1999