Peter Benudiz is a partner in Sidley’s Century City office and co-leader of the global Real Estate practice. He is also leading the firm’s Global Hospitality group. Recognized as one of the leading hospitality lawyers in the United States, Peter’s multidisciplinary practice focuses on all aspects touching hospitality and real estate. He is regularly called upon to provide strategic advice and guidance to boards of directors and senior management of operating businesses on various cross-border and domestic matters. Peter has advised on over $100 billion hospitality, real estate, corporate finance and M&A deals, including domestic and cross-border leveraged private equity deals. He has counseled some of the world’s leading financial institutions and private equity funds on the acquisition, financing and restructuring of major real estate and hotel projects.
Peter has been the lead lawyer on more than 1,000 hospitality deals located in over 70 countries involving M&A, finance, REITs, private equity and hedge fund investments, multi-jurisdictional portfolio acquisitions and sales, formation, purchases and sales of hotel management companies, IPOs, corporate spinoff, restructurings, bankruptcies, distress debt investments, international arbitrations, protection and enforcement of IP rights, cruise line financings, management agreement and operational matters.