Sandman Savrann’s hospitality industry counselors and multi-disciplinary team members work side-by-side to handle the special needs of the hospitality industry. In every matter, our long involvement with the industry allows us to quickly understand your goals and help you reach them, whether you are developing hotels, creating or working with branded management contracts, franchising as either franchisor or franchisee, dealing with liquor law compliance, repositioning troubled properties, or litigating disputes.
We counsel hospitality businesses about forming, acquiring and financing businesses and properties, including the specialized needs of acquiring troubled assets, condo hotels and mixed use developments.
We help develop and establish the systems that are central to the hospitality industry, including hotel franchise offerings, trademark and website protection, and the creation and development of the unique branded management agreements and documentation required for management companies.
We negotiate and document hotel loans, including construction, mezzanine and permanent financing arrangements, conduit loans, and subordination and non-disturbance agreements.
We negotiate and document relationships between clients and their business partners, customers and suppliers, including strategic alliances, the entity and organizational structure among developers, equity, and brands, franchise system license agreements, hotel management agreements, parking lot and condominium agreements, renovation contracts, hotel supply contracts, technology licenses, and in-house video system contracts.
We enhance and manage employment and labor relationships, including responding to efforts to organize, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, developing diversity programs, and defending hotels from employment litigation.
We navigate federal and state compliance responsibilities, including prosecution of license applications and assistance with regional and national liquor license portfolios.
We assist in IP acquisition and protection. We help you evaluate and register rights to trademarks, domain names, and other forms of IP, and we protect trade secrets and proprietary rights.
Our litigators work closely with clients to avoid problems and resolve disputes promptly and cost effectively. We mediate, arbitrate, and litigate disputes nationwide between hotel companies, owners, and franchisees.
We are experienced in turnarounds, restructuring, receiverships and Chapter 11 reorganizations, and have helped restructure hotels throughout the United States. We also assist our clients in acquiring troubled hotel assets, including "stalking horse" acquisitions out of bankruptcy.
Our team works with some of the best hoteliers and hotel companies in the industry. We look forward to the opportunity to help you reach your goals.