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.

Work highlights Advised Marriott International on its Homes & Villas program. This involved creating contracts and providing counsel on domestic and international short-term rental market regulatory concerns.

Notable practitioners

The "quick and efficient"
Allison McCarthy
is increasingly recognized for her strength in the hotel and resort space. She advises on a range of M&A, development and finance transactions, as well as general hospitality concerns.


Jeffrey Stern
is recognized for his strength in handling timeshare matters. His recent activity includes advising on strategic alliances and refinancing transactions, and sees him handle work on a domestic and international scale.


Joseph Guay
is the cochair of the firm's hospitality, resort and timeshare practice. He is highly respected within the market for his significant experience in large-scale and often cross-border hospitality projects.