Hospitality

Jenner & Block’s cross-practice Hospitality team brings rich experience to clients in the leisure sector, advising leading hospitality companies on their most significant matters. Leveraging our deep understanding of the industry, our multidisciplinary team advises clients across high-stakes litigation, complex transactions, international arbitration, cross-border investigations, regulatory issues, and crisis management.

Reflecting Jenner & Block’s reputation as a leading litigation firm, the world’s largest hotel companies rely on Jenner & Block to fight in their corner during their highest-profile, most complex disputes. We have represented operators in owner-operator disputes, franchise litigation, intellectual property litigation, hotel development-related litigation, bankruptcy litigation, insurance litigation, and class actions.  We have litigated on behalf of hospitality clients in state and federal courts, domestic and international arbitrations, bankruptcy court, and in multiple appellate courts.
 
Acting as an extension of our clients’ in-house teams, we provide regulatory, crisis-management, and strategic counseling to companies in the hospitality industry.  We help clients strengthen their compliance policies and procedures across a range of risk areas, including cybercrime, international corruption, money laundering, human rights, and sanctions. When allegations come to light, we conduct nimble, efficient internal investigations to help leaders understand corporate and legal risk. And we defend hospitality clients when they find themselves in the crosshairs of government investigations and regulatory proceedings, including inquiries by state attorneys general, Congress, and federal and international regulators. Likewise, we counsel numerous clients regarding insurance coverage, employee benefits, and tax issues. 
 
Leveraging the experience of our Real Estate Practice and Transactional Department, we counsel clients with respect to sale and refinancing of lodging properties, as well as workouts and restructuring, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, development and construction, debt finance and private equity, corporate and institutional real estate services and real estate securities.  Jenner & Block has been listed by Chambers USA as a leading firm for real estate every year since 2004.