KPPB LAW is a trusted legal services provider in the hotel industry. We can assist owners with all aspects of their legal needs including acquisition and development to financing and franchise review. Hotel-related legal issues can be complicated due to the range of areas of law involved: operating a hotel means dealing with real property issues, financial issues, liability, employment and a host of other concepts. Navigating these issues is not solely difficult for hotel property owners—they may also present significant challenges for attorneys who are not well-versed in the nuances of hotel law. Our attorneys have the experience to advise hotel owners and investors on the full range of legal scenarios associated with building and operating a hotel business.
Hotel Law Legal Services
Our law firm offers reliable legal service from experienced attorneys in the following areas of hotel law:
- Hotel Acquisitions and Dispositions
- Hotel Development and Management
- Financing Transactions In Business through:
- Conventional Financing
- Construction Loans
- Franchise Review and Negotiations
If you have legal needs in one or more of these areas, KPPB LAW is able to comprehensively address all legal needs of owners and investors.
Hotel Acquisitions and Dispositions
Purchasing or selling a hotel property can be a complicated process. In addition to negotiating price, timelines and specifics of the transaction, familiarity with a variety of areas of law will be required. For example, a transfer of the hotel property will require knowledge of real property law and procedures, and perhaps zoning and usage as well. In addition, if the purchase involves an existing hotel that will continue operations under new management, owners/investors will may require a business valuation, transfer of trademarks, and/or an agreement as to liability for claims arising prior to the transfer and much more.
In short, there’s a lot to be aware of, and it is easy for a layperson or attorney whose practice is focused in just one area of the law to overlook critical elements or leave important issues unaddressed. An experienced attorney can ensure that all the bases are covered, explaining each step in the process so that you can be fully informed and confident as you purchase or sell your hotel property, business, or both.
Hotel Development and Management
Building and running any business requires a solid knowledge of several related areas of law or a trusted legal advisor. In the hotel industry, that’s even more true. A hotelier is subject to specific regulations, which may vary from state to state. Some states impose special taxes on hotel room rentals. The company serves and becomes in varying degrees responsible for many people each day. Certain types of hotel facilities, such as restaurants, swimming pools and health club facilities may be subject to additional licensing and/or regulation.
If you are running a business as complex as a hotel, you will need knowledgeable, experienced legal assistance to ensure that you have fulfilled all of your statutory and contractual obligations and are protected from all potential risks and liabilities.
Hotel Financing Transactions
Whether owners or investors are starting up a hotel business, purchasing new hotel property, looking for bridge financing to better manage the off season or planning for an expansion owners—will need to carefully explore your financing options. There’s more to consider than just the amount of money you need and the repayment schedule.
Hotel owners/investors will need to understand the terms, limitations and possible pitfalls of each of the different financing options that are available. The specifics may vary quite a bit depending upon upon the goal such as seeking traditional financing, seeking a small business loan through the SBA or considering another option. Even within a particular category, costs, risks and obligations may vary significantly.
It is not recommended for owners/investors to try to attempt to manage these types of legal situations without counsel from an experienced legal professional. Our attorneys are experienced in hotel financing agreements and can guide hotel owners/investors through the legal hurdles in order to help them to make the best decision for their hotel business.
Franchise Review and Negotiations
Entering into a franchise agreement with an established hotel brand can offer credibility, structure and support. However, franchise agreements can also be unrealistically burdensome, or may impose obligations that are difficult to fulfill and may hamper the growth of your business. Too often, entrepreneurs simply accept the terms offered as “standard” without fully understanding all the risks and obligations.
Depending on the situation, hotel owners/investors may feel outmatched by the large organization and its legal team. Having a seasoned hotel franchise attorney at your side to explain the terms and the best and worst case scenarios under the agreement will allow for hotel business owners or investors to make decisions with more confidence. If modifications are necessary, KPPB LAW will negotiate on your behalf, working toward a more favorable franchise arrangement.
Benefits of Our Hotel Law Legal Services
Whether you’re just entering into the hotel business, operating one or more hotels or preparing to sell off your interest, you will benefit from the advice of counsel experienced in the legal issues surrounding the hotel industry. The complicated, multi-faceted nature of the hotel business means that most business people will not have the knowledge required to fully protect their interests. Many will not even be aware of all the legal issues to be considered.
KPPB LAW’s attorneys and leadership have many years of prior management experience at two of the most prestigious international hostelries with thousands of hotel locations around the world. We have numerous years of experience working with our hotel/motel and hospitality clients to provide comprehensive legal counsel.
Connect with Our Hotel Law Attorneys Today
Our law firm is ready to provide the help you need to move forward in the hotel industry with confidence. Just pick up the phone or contact us online to take the first step toward putting your legal issues in our capable hands.