Baker & Hostetler LLP

Leisure & Hospitality Department

USA - Nationwide
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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"They do an outstanding job in handling our legal work," reports one source, adding: "I can trust them to handle it effectively and efficiently."

Another client observes: "They are excellent in every category - we give them very high marks."

Work highlights Represented Margaritaville Enterprises in relation to a series of license and branding agreements arising from the Margaritaville Daytona resort.

Notable practitioners

John Melicharek draws on longstanding expertise in negotiating matters such as hotel management, licensing and branding agreements. He is "very well respected" by market interviewees, who describe him as "an excellent lawyer."

Robert Webb is held in high regard for his extensive timeshare practice, and also regularly assists clients with a broader range of litigation and transactional matters, including employment law concerns. Interviewees are impressed by his "strong knowledge of the law and good common-sense approach."