DLA Piper LLP (US)

Leisure & Hospitality Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Leverages its extensive global network to advise on international mandates for a range of leading multinational brands in the hospitality industry, alongside roles acting for developers, lenders and investors. Highly experienced in real estate transactions, financing, resort development and litigation. Also adept at handling global hotel franchising and licensing matters.

StrengthsA market commentator notes that the firm "is extremely good at a large variety of things, which is required in this area."

Peers say this is "a very strong hospitality firm."

Clients say: "DLA is among a handful of the deepest real estate law firms out there."

Work highlights Represented Blackstone Real Estate Group in over 100 portfolio and single-asset hotel acquisitions and dispositions across the US, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.

Notable practitioners

Lynn Cadwalader fields impressive experience representing developers, lenders and portfolio owners in the licensing, franchising and development of a range of properties. Peers praise her "substantive knowledge and experience," noting: "She has special expertise in mixed-use projects."

Sandra Kellman is described as "an expert in hotels" who "is very responsive and does a good job of listening to what we're thinking about beyond the deal at hand." She comes recommended for her expertise in complex global portfolio acquisitions and sales.