A value-added approach to the hospitality industry

Brown Rudnick acts on the acquisition, sale, financing and restructuring of hotels and hotel portfolios and advises clients on contentious and non-contentious commercial and structuring arrangements, including strategic investments, joint ventures, licencing, franchise and management agreements and IP matters (predominantly trade marks and domain names).

Our corporate, finance, real estate, restructuring, tax and intellectual property teams across the UK, US and Paris offices collaborate on complex and multi-jurisdictional cross-border hotel M&A, financing, restructuring and brand management.

Our advice often goes beyond pure legal execution, often working closely with clients on origination, debt financing, deal structuring, tactics and commercial drivers. We work with our clients not just to understand commercial imperatives, but to lead them.

As the Covid-19 crisis evolves, our teams are collaborating closely to stay on top of legal developments, market reaction and client needs.  We help our clients anticipate, strategize and manage distress and looming distress, and find the opportunities in a changing landscape.

What Sets Brown Rudnick Apart from the Competition

Experienced partners will personally  lead your team and walk you through legal milestones and important decision moments.

Like our clients, we are entrepreneurs with a one-firm approach to our key practices areas, including hospitality and leisure. We have a collaborative, client-focused team of professionals in the US, London and Paris working regularly together on cross-border transactions (where our cross-Atlantic expertise is valued and rare), and a strong network of firms internationally to call upon for a global reach.


Corporate / M&A
Real Estate Insolvency & Restructuring
IP / Branding
Franchising & management agreements
Commercial contracts
Tax Structuring
Casino regulation
Hotels & Leisure Group Leaders

Thomas J. Phillips


Boston, MA

+1 .617.856.8383

Tuvi Keinan


London, UK

+44 .20.7851.6026