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Hotels are operating businesses as well as income producing real estate so they present cross- disciplinary and multi-faceted issues. Womble Carlyle recognizes that fact and assembled a hospitality industry group of lawyers serving those involved with hotel and restaurant development, ownership, financing, franchising, operations and third-party management. These lawyers have deep experience in and knowledge of the hospitality industry, which enables them to provide efficient and cost-effective service to our hotel and hospitality clients.
Our group includes real estate lawyers who routinely represent hotel and restaurant owners in the development, entitlement, franchising, acquisition, management and disposition of hotels and restaurants, including closing equity and debt financing. Our transactional lawyers negotiate franchises, leases and management agreements unique to hotel and restaurant operations. Our labor and employment lawyers work with hotel and restaurant owners on employment matters arising in a field which is labor intensive and has become a target for ADA and Wage & Hour claims. Our franchise lawyers negotiate license agreements with international brands. Our litigation group is versed in common issues arising in hotel and restaurant construction and operations, including disputes concerning the interpretation of construction contracts, management agreements and hotel master leases. Our tax group brings expertise in incentives and historic and new market tax credits, sales and use tax, hotel/motel tax and joint venture structuring issues.
Womble Carlyle serves as counsel for hotel and restaurant developers, owners, investors, managers and franchisees with respect to various projects throughout the United States. We routinely represent developers and hotel and restaurant owners in their acquisition, construction, development and sale of hotels and restaurants. In addition, our work on these projects includes the drafting of hotel management contracts, negotiation of franchise agreements, and representation of hotel / restaurant owners in obtaining financing for their projects.