Hotels & Leisure Department

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Katten’s Hospitality department represents investors, hotel managers, lenders, developers, franchisees and others in the hospitality industry, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), private equity firms, funds, global lodging chains, boutique establishments, restaurant chains, theme park owners, associations, golf courses, casinos and resorts. The practice provides legal services in the main areas of transactions, crisis management and operations.

From representing large international conglomerates to small boutique hotels to investors and lenders in US, European and other international markets (including Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Australia), Katten understands the unique legal needs and challenges within the hospitality sector. The firm’s strength in the industry is derived from the depth of the team’s experience across multiple practices and the ability to collaborate closely to promote and advance client interests.

Katten’s Hospitality department frequently works with the firm’s Real Estate, Corporate, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Commercial Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring, and Intellectual Property practices. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, Katten takes advantage of the vast resources of a large law firm, combined with the cost-effectiveness and agility of a smaller firm.