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Delivering top-flight service to the hospitality industry.

Husch Blackwell's hospitality law team provides the same superior service to hospitality clients that our clients offer their guests. To meet the unique challenges of hotels, gaming companies, restaurants and other hospitality clients, our team includes knowledgeable insiders from virtually every corner of the hospitality industry.

Our hospitality attorneys provide counsel on franchising and intellectual property helps clients protect and maximize brands. For expansion opportunities, we offer insightful guidance on zoning and land use, capitalization and financing, tax structuring, design and construction contracts, leasing and portfolio management. We can help in your operations, including areas like labor and employment issues to negotiation of management and operating agreements, from either the owner or the operator side. Regulatory and liquor licensing? We have that covered. And when litigation is necessary, our hospitality attorneys represent clients vigorously.

Our guidance to clients in the hospitality sector includes:

  • Anti-human trafficking
  • Construction and design
  • Development incentives
  • Employment training and day-to day HR counseling
  • Finance
  • Franchising
  • Governmental affairs and lobbying
  • Leasing and portfolio management
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Regulatory and liquor licensing
  • Zoning and land use
Testimonial Gary Matthews, President, EM Properties

“The $92.8 million transformation of the Hotel Pere Marquette with the first-ever Illinois state historic tax credit wouldn't be possible without Husch Blackwell's expertise and guidance.”

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