Holland & Knight LLP

Leisure & Hospitality Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Core expertise in representing high-profile brand operators on management agreements. Further specialties include timeshare issues, as well as the acquisition and financing of resorts. Clients benefit from the firm's strong practices in complementary areas, including a well-resourced real estate practice with notable strengths in international transactions.

Strengths Clients comment: "They really know hospitality very well, their practice group has very well-developed expertise and they are very high quality."

"They are regarded as being the best at representing clients on the consumer finance side," observes one source.

Work highlights Assisted Blackstone Real Estate Partners on the $157 million securitization of timeshare receivables for The Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Resort in Las Vegas.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees describe Jeffrey Stern as "highly intelligent and thoughtful," noting that "when you have him on your side, you are thrilled." His expert practice includes advising clients on the securitization, financing and contract negotiation of timeshare resorts.

Joseph Guay regularly assists an impressive roster of global hotel and restaurant brands with acquisitions and hotel management agreements, among other matters. "I have very high regard for Joe," states one source, adding: "He is even-keeled and very effective for his clients."