Hospitality

Bullivant's Hospitality Group serves a broad range of local, regional and national industry clients including hotels, restaurants and the travel industry. As part of a full-service firm with four offices on the West Coast, our Hospitality Group lawyers offer convenient and results-oriented services to our hospitality sector clients in a variety of areas, from labor and employment to regulatory compliance and all aspects of litigation. Our Hospitality Group comprises a skilled group of attorneys from each of our core practice areas, with a significant breadth of knowledge and experience in both transactional and litigation matters, particularly in the areas of financing, operations and management, food and beverage, construction, and real estate development and land use.

Financing: Our Hospitality Group has extensive experience regarding the key issues and challenges facing new and growing hospitality entities. We assist our industry clients with a broad range of corporate and financing needs, including but not limited to: entity formation, initial financing and the raising of venture capital, investment partnerships, loan negotiations and lease negotiations.

Operations and Management: We provide counsel and advice to our clients in a variety of areas involving ongoing operations and management (including dispute resolution and litigation services, if necessary), relating to corporate governance, risk management, labor and employment, franchising, tax planning local/state/federal regulatory compliance and other issues.

Food and Beverage: Our Hospitality Group provides a broad array of services to our food and beverage clients and routinely provides advice and counsel regarding licensing, local and state regulatory compliance issues, and copyright and intellectual property issues. Bullivant has also established itself nationally as a go-to firm on food-borne illness issues and the resolution and litigation of the same.

Construction, Real Estate Development and Land Use: Attorneys associated with our Hospitality Group have extensive knowledge and experience addressing issues relating to the development and design of new construction and renovation projects including, but not limited to: permitting, land-use issues, drafting of project and leasing documents, risk management and negotiation. The group includes two of the first LEED® accredited attorneys in the United States, enabling us to assist and advise on issues relating to "green" projects and sustainability practices. As with other areas important to our hospitality clients, Bullivant has a vast amount of experience in resolving potential disputes between project participants and, if necessary, protecting our clients' interest through litigation.

Additional Focus Areas:

In addition to our core areas of service, our Hospitality Group provides counsel to clients in the following areas:

• Labor and Employment
• Risk Management
• Indian Law
• Intellectual Property – (including licensing and trademark and brand strategy and protection)
• Sustainability
• Litigation Services
• Tax Planning
• Estate Planning

Our Approach:

At Bullivant, we value long-term growth potential with each of our hospitality clients and work diligently to act as trusted industry advisors. We stay one step ahead of the curve to keep our clients apprised of new business trends and breaking developments. In focusing on the long-term growth potential of our hospitality clients, Bullivant takes an active role in promoting such entities to our vast list of current clients and exploring all potential synergies and opportunities.

Our Hospitality Group members are active in several regional and community hospitality-related organizations including the Washington Lodging Association, the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger, the Oregon Food Bank and the Clark County Food Bank.