Cowles and Thompson provides litigation advice and legal counsel to hotel owners and management companies, and franchisors and franchisees on a variety of operational and complex cutting-edge legal issues unique to the hospitality and lodging industry. 

Our attorneys regularly attend industry conferences to keep current on legal issues.  Members of the practice routinely present seminars on legal issues impacting the hospitality industry.

Areas of Counsel

 

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Construction
  • Encroachment, intra-brand competition and area of protection issues
  • Franchise issues affecting franchisors and franchisees
  • Franchise litigation
  • Hotel condominium litigation
  • Hotel management agreements – operational and mismanagement issues
  • Loans, joint ventures and finance
  • Lender-borrower disputes
  • Premises liability and security issues
  • Workout, bankruptcy and receivership disputes

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