Short Profiles of Firm Professionals

Sandman Savrann delivers its exceptional service and value through its highly regarded industry counselors, who are distinguished by their extensive knowledge, experience, and contacts in the hospitality industry. They lead our comprehensive legal team, handling all the special needs and structures of the industry, as well as bringing to bear in-depth practice and technical knowledge in real estate, restructuring, finance, litigation, employment, securities, and tax.

INDUSTRY COUNSELORS:

Irvin W. SandmanIrvin W. Sandman

Phone: (206)-686-0802
E-mail: isandman@sandsav.com
J.D., UCLA, 1980
Home base: Seattle, WA

Irv has served the hospitality industry for over twenty years. He has counseled hotel clients, as lead counsel, in thousands of hotel matters and transactions regionally, nationally and internationally, including hotel developments, acquisitions and dispositions, financial and entity structuring, management agreements, franchising and operational matters, strategic claims resolution, and bankruptcies. Irv is the 2008 recipient of the national Anthony G. Marshall Award, given annually by the Board of the Hospitality Law Conference in Houston for pioneering and lasting contributions to the field of hospitality law.  »Full Profile


Russell C. SavrannRussell C. Savrann

Phone: (203)-653-2820
E-mail: rsavrann@sandsav.com
J.D., Suffolk University School of Law, 1987
Home base: New Haven, CT

Russ works with hotel and restaurant clients on strategic planning, transactions, franchising and operational matters, including mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, management agreements, franchise, beverage licensing, intellectual property, sales, marketing, construction and procurement. Russ’s prior experience in the hospitality industry includes positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(Vice President, Associate General Counsel), and at The Ground Round, Inc.(Director of Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary and Acting General Counsel).
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James A. Crolle IIIJames A. Crolle III

Phone: (202) 255-7284
E-mail: jcrolle@sandsav.com
J.D., University of Buffalo School of Law, 1995
Home base: Washington D.C.

Jamie provides business-minded legal counsel
to hotel owners, operators, and developers,
including hotel sales and acquisitions, joint
ventures, financings, management agreements,
corporate and commercial compliance, hotel operations,
and workouts, both domestically and internationally. 
Jamie has worked with a wide range of businesses,
from large publically-traded companies with extensive
international operations to real estate partnerships
to single member startups. In addition to his extensive
experience in the hospitality industry, he also has
experience in the areas of corporate governance,
SEC filings and public company compliance, franchise,
and real estate.

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TEAM MEMBERS:

Valerie Aranov

Valerie Aranov

Real Estate, Leasing, Corporate Transactions, Russian Language

Associated Firm: Rosenberg Feldman Smith, LLP
Bar Admissions:  2009 (NY), 2008 (NJ)

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Lucy R. Clifthorne

Lucy R. Clifthorne

Business and Corporate Law, Civil Litigation

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Tacoma
Bar Admissions:  1997 (WA)

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H. Frank Crawford

H. Frank Crawford

Advertising; Labeling; Trade Regulation; Product Distribution

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Tacoma
Bar Admissions: 1968  (OH), 1973 (WA)

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Sherry Davies

Sherry Davies

Self-insured and state fund employer advice and representation concerning Worker’s Compensation and Industrial Insurance

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Tacoma
Bar Admissions:  2000 (WA)

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Marlo DeLange

Marlo DeLange

Corporate Law & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Franchise Law, Securities Law, International Business Law, Business Organizations, Taxation, and Business Transactions

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Tacoma
Bar Admissions:  1997 (WA)

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Richard B. Feldman

Richard B. Feldman

Commercial and Real Estate Transactions, Complex Corporate Transactions and Financing, Leasing, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate and IP Litigation, Franchise Dispute Resolution.

Associated Firm: Rosenberg Feldman Smith, LLP
Bar Admissions: 1981 (NY)

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James C. Fowler

James C. Fowler

Commercial, Intellectual Property, and Employment Litigation

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Seattle
Bar Admissions:  1985 (WA)

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Jonathon D. Friedmann

Jonathon D. Friedmann

Creditors Rights, Civil and Commercial Litigation

Associated Firm: Rudolph Friedmann, Boston
Bar Admissions: 1982 (MA)

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Daniel Gandara

Daniel Gandara

Commercial and Tort Litigation, Commercial and Real Estate Transactions

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Seattle
Bar Admissions:  1974 (CA), 1978 (WA)

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Kinne F. Hawes

Kinne F. Hawes

Real Estate Development and Financing; Business; International Business Law

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Seattle
Bar Admissions:  1972  (WA)

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Mark A. Hood

Mark A. Hood

Title Insurance and Escrow; Real Estate Transactions; Land Use Permitting

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Tacoma
Bar Admissions:  1990 (WA)

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James A. Krueger

James A. Krueger

Federal Taxation; Business, Corporation, Partnership and Real Property Law

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Tacoma
Bar Admissions:  1969 (WA)

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Anthony L. Leccesse

Anthony L. Leccesse

Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions, Development & Financing, Leasing, Land Use Regulation, Title Insurance and  Sports and Entertainment Law

Associated Firm: Rudolph Friedmann, Boston
Bar Admissions: 1982 (VT) 1986 (MA)

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McKenzie A. Livingston

McKenzie A. Livingston

Leasing and Litigation

Associated Firm: Rosenberg Feldman Smith, LLP
Bar Admissions: 2006 (NY)

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Neal H. Luna

Neal H. Luna

Trademarks and Copyrights

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Tacoma
Bar Admissions:  2003 (WA)

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Mark R. Patterson

Mark R. Patterson

Business Law, Taxation and Securities

Bar Admissions: 1977 (WA)
Associated Firm: Vandeberg Johnson & Gandara LLP

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Constance L. Proctor

Constance L. Proctor

Real Estate Development and Financing, Construction and Financing, Commercial Leasing

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Seattle
Bar Admissions:  1978 (WA)

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Stephen M. Rosenberg

Stephen M. Rosenberg

Complex Commercial and Real Estate Transactions, Tax, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation, International Transactions focus on Middle East and Africa.

Associated Firm: Rosenberg Feldman Smith, LLP
Bar Admissions: 1972 (NY), 1979 (NJ)

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James L. Rudolph

James L. Rudolph

Real Estate Development and Financing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Litigation Construction Litigation

Associated Firm: Rudolph Friedmann, Boston
Bar Admissions: 1975 (MA)

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H. Andrew Saller, Jr.

H. Andrew Saller, Jr.

Civil Litigation, including Commercial and Employment Law

Associated Firm: Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Tacoma
Bar Admissions:  1982 (WA)

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Stephen J. Sassoon

Stephen J. Sassoon

Architecture, Construction and Design Contracting and Litigation, ADA, Real Estate

Associated Firm: Rosenberg Feldman Smith, LLP
Bar Admissions: 2006 (NY)

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Robert H. Shaer

Robert H. Shaer

Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions, Development & Financing, Leasing, Land Use Regulation, Title Insurance and Business Transactions

Associated Firm: Rudolph Friedmann, Boston
Bar Admissions: 1979 (MA)

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James S. Singer

James S. Singer

Landlord Tenant, Commercial Litigation and Construction Law

Associated Firm: Rudolph Friedmann, Boston
Bar Admissions: 1978 (MA)

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Michael H. Smith

Michael H. Smith

Intellectual Property, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation

Associated Firm: Rosenberg Feldman Smith, LLP
Bar Admissions: 1980 (NY)

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Scott D. Winship

Scott D. Winship

Commercial and Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

Associated Firm:  Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Tacoma
Bar Admissions:  1987 (WA)

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Joseph W. Worthen II

Joseph W. Worthen II

Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions, Development & Financing, Leasing, Land Use Regulation, Title Insurance and Business Transactions

Associated Firm: Rudolph Friedmann, Boston
Bar Admissions:  1976 (NH) 2006 (MA)

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OTHER RESOURCES:

Andrew J. Anderson - Golf Industry Advisor

Andrew J. Anderson - Golf Industry Advisor

Golf Industry liaison; golf course management, development and workouts; currently VP Franchise Development, Value Place Hotels, Phoenix, Arizona

Bar Admissions:  1990 (IL), 1997 (AZ)

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Mark S. Bressler

Mark S. Bressler

Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Development & Financing, Leasing, Land Use Regulation, Title Insurance

Associated Firm:  independent, Boston
Bar Admissions: 1985 (MA)

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As may be needed from time-to-time to handle specialty areas not frequently confronting the hotel industry, or to add depth to staffing, Sandman Savrann also draws on additional technical expertise and depth of attorneys and paralegals of its Associated Firms.

 
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