BakerHostetler's Hospitality team counsels the world's leading hotel and resort companies and helps them drive value in their most ambitious and creative projects across the U.S. and around the globe.
Chambers USA 2013 ranks our team as one of the nation’s top leisure and hospitality practices. We are cited in particular for Commercial Awareness, with a client noting, "All that a law firm brings to the table they do, but what they do in addition is provide business counsel through a legal lens." – Chambers USA 2012
We are particularly well known as a go-to team for counsel on mixed-use projects, such as resort hotels integrated with timeshare, fractional, condominium, branded residential, casino, marina or golf components. Our thirty years’ experience with complex transactions enables us to develop creative solutions to managerial, tax, ownership and financing challenges. We are one of few firms with such top level depth and experience in both hotel and shared ownership project development.
Cutting-edge mixed-use resort projects today can be virtual cities unto themselves. We know how to structure a deal so that the various components and stakeholders work together seamlessly in an integrated community.
We regularly advise clients on hotel and resort management and operational matters, including hotel management agreements, franchise agreements, hotel labor and employment matters, ADA compliance and issues with owners’ associations.
We are also well known for our work in the development of a wide variety of timeshare and fractional ownership products and have been deeply engaged in legislation affecting the timeshare industry in Florida and many other states.