Hospitality, Hotel and Leisure

The hospitality, hotel and leisure team at McGuireWoods is dedicated to providing creative and effective counsel to the multitude of players in this global industry. Our group focuses on providing business solutions to our clients in a cost-effective, comprehensive manner. With our keen understanding of the industry, coupled with years of experience, our hospitality, hotel and leisure team focuses on bringing value.

Our team focuses on a variety of market segments, including hotels and lodging; resort communities (including golf course and skiing communities), condominiums and community associations; private membership clubs; sports and convention facilities; health clubs and spas; amusement parks; casinos and gaming facilities, and international hotels and leisure.

Our clients run an equally inclusive gamut — owners and investors (including real estate investment trusts and private equity funds); institutional lenders and other sources of financing; brand operators; franchisors and franchisees; management companies; governmental agencies, and real estate developers.

McGuireWoods offers a broad range of legal services that align with the opportunities and challenges faced by entities in this market. We provide assistance with the development, financing, purchase and sale of hotels, resorts and other leisure products; land use and environmental permitting and related issues; insurance and risk management; labor and employment matters (including immigration, unions, OSHA and employee benefits); bankruptcy, insolvency and debt restructure; general litigation and dispute resolution; design and construction contracts; management agreements; intellectual property issues; public policy, government relations and regulatory and administrative compliance issues; homeowners association documentation and issues; and meeting and vendor contracts, and other matters arising from day-to-day business operations.

We regularly handle mergers and acquisitions, securities matters and general corporate matters in the hospitality space and offer tax guidance as well. We have significant depth in structuring and negotiating public-private partnerships and municipal financing transactions for hotels, restaurants and convention facilities. We offer clients training and advisory support to head off issues before they develop. Collaborating with our Brussels and London offices, as well as with international connections in more than 100 countries, we are able to assist our hospitality, hotel and leisure clients worldwide with any transaction, dispute or other matter.

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Charles L. Menges Partner T: +1 804 775 4331
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Merger Creates One of the Largest Upscale, Select Services Lodging REITs

Representation of Apple REIT Ten, Inc. and the special committee of its board of directors in its $1.3 billion merger with Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.
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Data Breach Emanating from Compromise of Employee Login Information

Advise a consumer products manufacturer on a data breach emanating from compromise of employee login information for a third-party email marketing service, allowing a malware phishing email to be sent from their account to a large number of its customers.
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Hospitality REITs

Representation of hospitality REITs in best efforts initial public offerings ranging in value from $100 million to $2 billion.
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Public company

Representation of public company in the divestiture and acquisition of multiple television stations to satisfy FCC requirements in connection with a merger with another television broadcasting company.
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Lighting company

Representation of a lighting company as plaintiff in an infringement case to shut down various websites that were selling the client's products without authorization and using their trademarks in an infringing manner. Obtained a strong consent judgment being entered against defendants.
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$2.3 Million Asset Sale

Representation of a manufacturer of flooring materials for the hospitality market in its $2.3 million asset sale to an affiliate of a publicly traded carpet manufacturer.
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Developer

Representation of a North American developer, the subsidiary of a large homebuilder and developer in Japan, in the acquisition of a portion of a large, historic hotel in the District of Columbia for planned conversion into condominiums.
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Hospitality REIT

Served as outside general counsel to several public non-traded REITs in the hospitality industry including representation in connection with securities compliance, securities filings and other corporate matters, real estate and finance (including loan assumptions and CMBS financings), negotiation of franchise and management agreements, liquor licensing and tax minimization strategies and other tax law services, among others.
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Public non-traded apartment, hospitality and office REITs

Representation of public non-traded apartment, hospitality and office REITs in numerous real estate acquisitions and financing, including several UPREIT transactions and CMBS financings, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars, including negotiation of third party management and franchise agreements.
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Sale of Hotel REIT

Sale of hotel real estate investment trust in a sale through a cash merger for aggregate cash consideration of $467 million plus assumption of $423 million in debt.
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Educational Trip Company

Representation of an educational trip company in successfully obtaining an order granting motion to dismiss with prejudice a negligence claim and discrimination claims under the California Unruh Act brought by a minor plaintiff and his parents against an educational trip company.
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A hospitality REIT

Representation of public reporting hospitality REIT in its sale by merger for approximately $1.2 billion.
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Fortune 100 financial services company

Representation of a Fortune 100 financial services company as lead arranger of a Fifth Amendment to $125 million Secured Revolving Credit Facilities for the owner of boutique hotels in Manhattan and South Beach-Miami.
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Hospitality REIT

Representation of public reporting hospitality REIT in its sale (by merger) to another public REIT for approximately $685 million.
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Hospitality REIT

Representation of public non-traded hospitality REIT in connection with $877 million merger transaction.
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All-suite hotel

Sale of a substantial all-suite hotel in London to one of the main European financial services companies.
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All-suite hotel

Counseled a substantial all suite hotel in London and a five-star hotel in the center of Amsterdam for many years on legal matters ranging from banking, planning, tax, employment to M&A work.
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American cruise line

Financing of a prominent American cruise line’s 150-acre resort and casino in Nassau, Bahamas.
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Beachfront resort

Financing of beachfront resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
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Casino chain

Acting for casino chain on the setting up and licensing of their flagship casino in Leicester Square, London; and in setting up their Sheffield casino.
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Theodore F Adams III Theodore F. Adams III
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1952
F: +1 804 775 1061
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James M Anderson III James M. Anderson III
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1044
F: +1 804 698 2155
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Hubert André-Dumont Hubert André-Dumont
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 60
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Ilene A Bailey Ilene A. Bailey
Counsel
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4449
F: +1 410 659 4478
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Thomas Becket Thomas L. Becket
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8220
F: +1 310 956 3120
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Sabrina A Beldner Sabrina A. Beldner
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111-3821

T: +1 310 956 3419
F: +1 310 956 3119
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T:+1 415 844 1947
F: +1 415 844 1925

Robert E Bittner Robert E. Bittner
Senior Counsel
Tower Two-Sixty
260 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7926
F: +1 412 667 7965
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Brennan Bolt Brennan W. Bolt
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5725
F: +1 404 443 5768
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Seth Borden Seth H. Borden
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2180
F: +1 212 715 2308
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Michael J DiMattia Michael J. DiMattia
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7009
F: +1 212 715 2312
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Kimly Gianoutsos Kimly Vu Gianoutsos
Associate
Tower Two-Sixty
260 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7933
F: +1 412 667 7999
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Philip A Goldstein Philip A. Goldstein
Counsel
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2167
F: +1 212 548 2150
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David L Greenspan David L. Greenspan
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5096
F: +1 703 712 5214
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Cheryl O'Donnell Guth Cheryl O'Donnell Guth
Counsel
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4420
F: +1 410 659 4525
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Jennifer Guy Jennifer A. Guy
Counsel
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5366
F: +1 703 712 5279
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Matthew Hall Matthew Hall
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 34
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Richard Hankins Richard B. Hankins
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5727
F: +1 404 443 5767
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Dion W Hayes Dion W. Hayes
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 804 775 1144
F: +1 804 698 2078
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T:+1 212 548 2100
F: +1 212 548 2150

Brian A Kahn Brian A. Kahn
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2351
F: +1 704 444 8869
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Sidney Kanazawa Sidney Kanazawa
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8238
F: +1 310 315 8210
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Matthew C Kane Matthew C. Kane
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111-3821

T: +1 310 315 8295
F: +1 310 956 3195
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T:+1 415 844 1945
F: +1 415 844 1923

Nancy R Little Nancy R. Little
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1010
F: +1 804 698 2101
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Chris Lloyd Christopher D. Lloyd
Sr. VP & Director, Infrastructure & Economic Development McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1902
F: +1 804 698 2270
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Michael D Mandel Michael D. Mandel
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111-3821

T: +1 310 315 8202
F: +1 310 956 3113
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T:+1 415 844 1946
F: +1 415 844 1924

Charles L Menges Charles L. Menges
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4331
F: +1 804 698 2119
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