Hospitality and Lodging


Honigman's Hospitality and Lodging practice attorneys advise and represent major stakeholders within the hospitality and gaming industry, including luxury hotel developers, real estate investment trusts (REIT), investors, owners, operators, construction contractors, management contractors, restauranteurs, hospitality and gaming industry suppliers, and tribal and nontribal governments located throughout the United States.

Our Hospitality and Lodging real estate attorneys are nationally recognized for their successful experience in the area of liquor and gaming regulatory compliance on the local, state, and federal levels. Several of our attorneys formerly served in high-profile, industry-related government regulatory positions and have authored, implemented, administered, and enforced many of the state and federal laws that currently govern the gaming and liquor control side of the industry. 

Honigman advises clients on the acquisition and finance of multimillion-dollar hotel developments located in urban markets in gateway cities across the country. Our attorneys assist with real estate portfolio management and optimize the value of properties through superior transaction and management execution. We also assist with the negotiation of hotel operating agreements between owners and management companies and negotiate leases between hotel owners and upscale restaurant tenants.

Our services include real estate acquisition and development; business-entity selection, organization, and operations; mergers and acquisitions; financing and securities offerings; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and compliance; tax guidance, hearings, and appeals; Title 31 currency transaction reporting and compliance; zoning and land use; construction and land use; construction contracts; building, environmental, public health, and safety code requirements and compliance; gaming, horse racing, and liquor licensing; labor and employment counseling and litigation; and bankruptcy and business reorganization.

Honigman's representation in legal matters—both simple and complex—focuses on responsive, proactive counsel that emphasizes avoidance of risk and positive results.

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