Gallery of Hospitality Transactions

Representative Transactions

The hospitality attorneys in the Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell (JMBM) comprise the premier hospitality practice in a full-service law firm, and the most experienced legal and advisory team in the industry. Our team of hotel lawyers and business advisors has more than $71 billion in hotel transactions experience, involving more than 3,800 properties located around the globe, and providing one of the most extensive virtual data bases of market terms for deals and financings.

We are grateful for the many opportunities that we have been given to participate in the dynamic hospitality industry. The representative deals below will give you an idea of how JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® attorneys have helped clients accomplish their goals.

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Jim Butler
Chairman, Global Hospitality Group®
jbutler@jmbm.com
310.201.3526

Baron Real Estate

Baron Real Estate

Acquisition, leasing and re-branding of a Manhattan Beach, California beachfront restaurant, including a celebrity chef consulting agreement.

Counsel to Buyer/Owner

Canggu International

Canggu International

Management agreements using JMBM's HMA Pro™ for 3 new hotels being built in Bali, Indonesia.

Counsel to Owner

Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, LLC

Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, LLC

Acquisition of the 479-room Hotel 71 in Chicago, Illinois.

Counsel to Buyer

Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, LLC

Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, LLC

Debt financing for the 479-room Hotel 71 in Chicago, Illinois.

Counsel to Borrower

CIM Group

CIM Group

Renegotiation of hotel management agreement for the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Counsel to Owner

City of Dallas

City of Dallas

Hotel management agreement (tax-exempt bond compliant) for the 1001-room Omni Convention Center Hotel in Dallas, Texas using JMBM's HMA PRO™ to select branded operator.

Counsel to City

Crow Holdings

Crow Holdings

Termination of an existing long-term management agreement, selection of a new manager using HMA Pro™ and completion of a new management agreement for the 3,800-room Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Counsel to Owner

Davidson Hotel Company

Davidson Hotel Company

Collective bargaining agreement with hotel union for its Washington, D.C. hotel portfolio.

Counsel to Operator

Emerik Properties

Emerik Properties

Rebranding and re-positioning of the Holiday Inn to a Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Counsel to Owner

Garrison Investment Group

Garrison Investment Group

Hotel management agreement for The Queen Mary Ship & Hotel in Long Beach, California.

Counsel to Owner

Gencom Group

Gencom Group

Acquisition and re-positioning 5-star mixed-use properties (hotel/residential) in Southern California and Hawaii.

Counsel to Buyer/Owner

HEI/Gatehouse

HEI/Gatehouse

Entitlements, including valuable signage approval for the W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, a mixed-use project.

Counsel to Buyer

Hersha Hospitality Management

Hersha Hospitality Management

Expedited due diligence and purchase negotiations for the acquisition of multiple hotel assets through an auction process.

Counsel to Buyer

HSBC Bank USA

HSBC Bank USA

Loan workouts on 6-hotel portfolio.

Counsel to Lender

HSBC Bank USA

HSBC Bank USA

Construction loan financing secured by W Scottsdale Hotel and Residences in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Counsel to Lender

HSBC Bank USA

HSBC Bank USA

$45 million construction loan financing secured by El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, California.

Counsel to Lender

HSH Nordbank AG

HSH Nordbank AG

$20 million EB-5 investment visa preferred equity financing for the nightclub, bar and restaurant venues at the W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, Los Angeles, California.

Counsel to Senior Lender

HSH Nordbank AG

HSH Nordbank AG

$270 million senior and mezzanine construction loan secured by W Hollywood Hotel & Residences in Los Angeles, California.

Counsel to Lender

Justice Investors

Justice Investors

RFP using JMBM's HMA Pro™ for management and branding of the landmark 565-room Hilton Hotel in the San Francisco financial district, after the termination of a long-term management agreement.

Counsel to Owner

Justice Investors

Justice Investors

Settlement of labor dispute, including the successful negotiation of a temporary closure agreement, which permitted the Hilton Hotel in the San Francisco financial district to close for extensive renovations.

Counsel to Owner

Justice Investors

Justice Investors

Settlement of multimillion dollar leasehold claims dispute for the landmark 565-room Hilton Hotel in the San Francisco financial district.

Counsel to Owner

Lodgian, Inc.

Lodgian, Inc.

Selection of 6 operators and completion of hotel management agreements using JMBM's HMA PRO™ for 27 franchised hotels in 17 states.

Counsel to Owner

Los Angeles National Bank

Los Angeles National Bank

Sale of note secured by San Pedro, California hotel property following foreclosure and guaranty litigation.

Counsel to Lender

Lowe Enterprises, Inc.

Lowe Enterprises, Inc.

Resolution of ADA claims and enhancement of pro-active disabled access compliance program.

Counsel to Owner

MSD Capital

MSD Capital

Acquisition for $280 million of the 377-room Four Seasons Resort Wailea in Maui, Hawaii.

Counsel to Buyer

ORIX Capital Markets

ORIX Capital Markets

Construction and mini-perm loan secured by the 548-room Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel and underlying ground lease.

Counsel to Lender

Platinum Equity

Platinum Equity

Acquisition of the 564-room Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Counsel to Buyer

Platinum Equity

Platinum Equity

Acquisition of the DoubleTree Carson Hotel in Carson, California.

Counsel to Buyer

Platinum Equity

Platinum Equity

Franchise and management agreements for portfolio of four hotels.

Counsel to Buyer/Franchisee

Midland Loan Services

Midland Loan Services

CMBS debt restructure and sale of 13-hotel portfolio.

Counsel to Special Servicer

Midland Loan Services

Midland Loan Services

CMBS debt restructure and sale of 9-hotel portfolio.

Counsel to Special Servicer

Midland Loan Services

Midland Loan Services

CMBS debt restructure and sale of Le Méridien Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico.

Counsel to Special Servicer

Regent Hospitality Group

Regent Hospitality Group

Hotel condominium regime structure documents and Hotel Management Agreement for The Regent Hotel in Bali, Indonesia.

Counsel to Brand/Operator

Formosa International Hotel Corporation

Formosa International Hotel Corporation

Acquisition of worldwide rights, contracts and assets of Regent Hospitality including all rights to the Regent™ brand and all hotel management contracts for Regent Hotels.

Counsel to Buyer

Regent Hospitality Group

Regent Hospitality Group

Master form of Hotel Management Agreement, Hotel Condominium Management Agreement, Rental Pool Management Agreement and other condominium documents for Regent Resorts.

Counsel to Brand/Operator

Richfield Hospitality, Inc.

Richfield Hospitality, Inc.

Acquisition and repositioning of the Renaissance Hotel in Syracuse, New York, by concurrent purchase of property and debt, using JMBM's Enhanced Note Sale® approach.

Counsel to Buyer/Franchisee

Richfield Hospitality, Inc.

Richfield Hospitality, Inc.

Acquisition of the Sheraton Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, via concurrent purchase of property and debt, using the Enhanced Note Sale® program.

Counsel to Buyer

RIM Hospitality

RIM Hospitality

Sale through receivership of the 160-room Courtyard San Diego Old Town in San Diego, California.

Counsel to Receiver

RIM Hospitality

RIM Hospitality

Sale through receivership of the 450-room Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California.

Counsel to Receiver

Rockbridge Capital

Rockbridge Capital

Resolution of ADA claims and enhancement of pro-active disabled access compliance program.

Counsel to Owner

SBE Entertainment, Hotel and Restaurant Group

SBE Entertainment, Hotel and Restaurant Group

Creation of a fund for the acquisition, development, operation and ownership of restaurant and nightlife properties in select domestic and international locations.

Counsel to Sponsor/Operator

Stone Eagle Golf

Stone Eagle Golf

Formation of a membership golf club, Palm Desert, California.

Counsel to Developer

Swedbank

Swedbank

Complex loan workouts, appointment of receiver, restructuring of hotel management agreements, litigation analysis of construction defects and settlement of litigation involving the La Posada de Santa Fe Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Hotel Madeline in Telluride, Colorado.

Counsel to Lender

Trump Organization

Trump Organization

Management agreement, condominium hotel structure and operating documents, hotel unit maintenance and unit rental agreement for Trump Ocean Club, Panama.

Counsel to Licensor/Management Company

Trump Organization

Trump Organization

Condominium structure documents for Trump Towers, Istanbul.

Counsel to Licensor/Management Company

Trump Organization

Trump Organization

Management agreement, condominium hotel structure and other formation, structuring and sale documentation for properties including Amman, Jordan, Baja, Mexico, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, Chicago, Illinois, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Giza, Egypt, Las Vegas, Nevada, New York (SoHo), New York, and Waikiki, Hawaii.

Counsel to Licensor/Management Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

Hotel condominium regime structure and Disney hotel management agreements and policies for California hotel, timeshare and vacation club properties.

Counsel to Developer/Owner/Operator

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Sale of REO select service hotel properties throughout California.

Counsel to Lender

Wheelock Street Capital

Wheelock Street Capital

Acquisition and financing of the 246-room Hyatt Hotel, Westlake, California.

Counsel to Buyer/Borrower

Wheelock Street Capital

Wheelock Street Capital

Acquisition of the 280-room Renaissance Agoura Hills in Agoura Hills, California.

Counsel to Buyer