Baker & Hostetler LLP

Leisure & Hospitality Department

USA - Nationwide
Current View:

This content is provided by Chambers. Learn more about our methodology

What the team is known for Experienced practice with significant expertise in representing investors and well-known brands in the hotel and resort space. Excels across a variety of areas, including advising on licensing and branding, mixed-use projects and sales and management agreements. Also houses specialists equipped to advise on hotel industry-specific labor and employment matters.

Strengths One interviewee reports: "They work well together, and bring all the major disciplines to the table."

Work highlights Acted for Hard Rock Hotels on the negotiation of a hotel management agreement and license agreement for a hotel project in Madrid.

Notable practitioners

John Melicharek 's impressive client list includes global hotel groups, and sees him described as "very knowledgeable in the resort industry" as well a "wickedly smart guy who finds ways to get the deal done." His experience includes management and operational agreements, as well as branding and licensing matters.

Robert Webb is an experienced litigator in the leisure and hospitality space with particular expertise in the timeshare space. "When it comes to problem solving, he is exceptionally good," states a client. "He is an outside-the-box thinker; the kind of lawyer who doesn't say 'why' but says 'why not?'"