Hospitality


The hospitality industry defines “client service.” We work with our hospitality clients – hotel, restaurant, entertainment and gaming, among others – at all stages of their businesses, including:

  • Organization, syndication, and operation of the sponsor/operating company with an eye toward capital formation, governance, tax efficiency, and other key considerations
  • Acquisition, development, and leasing of real property
  • Creation, monitoring, and protection of the brand
  • Attracting, retaining, and incenting employees by means of compensation and benefit systems and plans
  • Doing business with others, e.g. vendors, distributors, franchisors, franchises, etc.

At Ulmer & Berne, we provide a multi-disciplinary approach – often combining the legal areas of real estate, finance, securities, intellectual property, business, tax, employment, and benefits. Our attorneys have years of experience representing the needs of the hospitality industry and deliver practical legal and business solutions relating to a wide variety of disciplines, including:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions of property and assets
  • Conference, convention, and public assembly facilities
  • Construction and property improvement plan implementation
  • Debt, equity and mezzanine financing
  • EB-5 Financing
  • Franchising
  • Leasing
  • Liquor licensing
  • Mixed-use developments
  • Restructuring and bankruptcy
  • Syndication
  • Tax credit enhancements

Representative Experience