Hospitality

At Farella Braun + Martel, we have represented a wide variety of hospitality industry clients, from national hotel chains and franchisors to luxury resort operators and four star restaurateurs.  The attorneys in our Hospitality practice understand the industry and are able to provide practical advice to clients whether regarding potential business transactions or existing disputes.   We have assisted our clients in matters concerning luxury resorts, full and limited service hotels, fractional ownership and time share properties, golf, tennis and ski facilities, four-star restaurants and restaurant chains.  In addition, our experience involves both domestic properties, often located in our own Northern California and San Francisco Bay Area backyard, and international properties.  

Our transactional attorneys have handled hotel and site acquisitions, negotiated technical assistance and management agreements, advised on consulting and operational matters, arranged financing, negotiated joint ventures with property owners and financial partners, and undertaken extensive income tax structuring work. 

Our litigation experience has encompassed a broad range of issues of concern to the hospitality industry. We have represented both owners and management companies in matters involving charges of mismanagement, poor financial performance, wrongful termination and unfair competition, as well as accounting disputes, insurance disputes, trademark protection matters, construction matters, tax disputes and other management agreement disputes.