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Arent Fox LLP

Leisure & Hospitality

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What the team is known for

Esteemed for its high-level joint venture and transactional experience for market-leading clients. Focuses on real estate deals, with additional expertise in franchising, employment issues and intellectual property. Also adept at handling a range of financing transactions for borrowers, lenders and developers.

Strengths

"The team never skipped a beat during the pandemic," reports a client, adding: "I am very happy with them."

Sources praise the firm's "extensive knowledge of hospitality and real estate, flexibility and outstanding talent from top to bottom."

Another states: "To have a firm like Arent Fox representing us has been incredibly helpful."

Work highlights

Advised Legacy Hotel Group on the acquisition and repositioning of a $37 million boutique luxury hotel in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, in addition to providing advice on intellectual property work.

Notable practitioners

Kimberly Wachen is a go-to attorney for a range of domestic and international hospitality clients. Her practice includes advising on financings and M&A, including complex hotel acquisitions.
"She is technically a strong lawyer." "She has a great balance of the business and legal side of things. She knows the markets and gives practical guidance. She is always available, a pleasure to work with and I have the utmost confidence in her." "She has extensive knowledge of hospitality and real estate."

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Overview

Arent Fox's Hospitality & Leisure practice is able to draw from a wide range of experience to provide support in all aspects of the development, acquisition, disposition, financing, franchising, leasing, and protection of intellectual property of hospitality assets, whether in the United States or abroad. Our clients include some of the most active and sophisticated developers, owners, REITs, franchisors, franchisees, and operators of lodging and leisure properties in the world. 

Leisure & Hospitality Department

Arent Fox LLP

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Department location

1717 K Street, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20036-5342

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Leisure & Hospitality


Kimberly Wachen
Band 3