Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Leisure & Hospitality Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Demonstrates broad strengths in transactional work, management agreements and financing matters for hotel owners, investors, developers and lenders. Calls on its cross-border expertise to assists clients operating across Europe, Asia and South America. Experience also extends to employment-related disputes and labor concerns.

Strengths Clients highlight: "They are coordinated and efficient, and work as an aligned team. All the lawyers are diligent and super responsive."

Sources say: "They are extremely well versed in our industry," adding: "They are highly respected and responsive to our needs."

Work highlights Negotiated multiple hotel management agreements concerning over 70 hotels on behalf of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, as well as handling related ancillary agreements.

Notable practitioners

Cecelia Fanelli comes highly recommended as a "subject matter expert when dealing with the ins and outs of hotel management agreements." She is recognized for her expert litigation practice, which includes acting for international clients on a range of cross-border disputes.

Timothy Hudak regularly assists investors, operators and owners with hotel management and franchise agreements, acquisitions, development and sales. He brings "tremendous experience in the industry" to his expert representation of global clients.