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Supporting hospitality and tourism businesses through integrated service

With broad industry experience, Nelson Mullins helps hotel, restaurant and resort clients manage legal and regulatory risks, and position their businesses for success. We have handled transactions involving the sale of offshore resorts, franchised quick service restaurants and development deals for golf courses, country clubs and condominium resort communities. Our regular work in hospitality and tourism encompasses the development and acquisition of hotels and resorts, including related legal services for land acquisition, financing, construction, franchise agreements, management contracts, deal negotiations and litigation.

Navigating hospitality’s legal and regulatory environment

  • Agreements with governmental agencies
  • Buyouts of bar, restaurant and hotel businesses
  • Development for new resorts, restaurants and hotels
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Environmental compliance agreements
  • Franchise and concessionaire agreements
  • Issues relating to title, survey, property inspections, environmental, zoning and use restrictions unique to the hospitality industry
  • Joint ventures, sale leaseback and creative financing arrangements
  • Master agreements, employee manuals, club rules and resort regulations
  • Premises liability claims
  • REITs and initial public offerings
  • Risk mitigation
  • Sale off-shore resorts
  • Sales of franchisor company–owned stores
  • Sales of hospitality software

An experienced team combining business counsel and litigation advocacy

Nelson Mullins has built a strong team of attorneys, regulatory advisors, paralegals, eDiscovery, business professionals and support staff to help create effective solutions to address your legal needs today while setting you on the path designed to help achieve business success tomorrow. 

  • Practical business mindset and experience
  • Multidisciplinary team versed in the specific issues facing hotels, resorts and restaurants
  • Efficient processes that help us minimize costs and provide more predictable budgets
  • Industry relationships with lenders, REITS, title insurance companies, regulators and other firms working with the hospitality industry

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