The Comprehensive Guide to Hospitality Law

Category: On Demand

Member Price: $200

Non-Member Price: $250

Product Code: ON194024

Areas of Law: Business, For All Attorneys

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 4.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 4.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.



Joshua D. Bernstein
Hospitality Sector Team, Akerman LLP, New York


Kathleen M. Prystowsky
Akerman LLP, New York
Albert J. Pucciarelli, Esq.
Chair, Aviation Law
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, New York
Marisa Rauchway, Esq.
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, Roseland

Excel in the dynamic realm of hospitality law by gaining essential knowledge and skills through this immersive program. The hospitality industry stands as a unique and complex arena, brimming with distinctive regulatory challenges, liability risks, contractual intricacies, and legal concerns.

Join us on a captivating journey that explores the nuts and bolts of hotel operations, delves into the complexities of hotel litigation, and establishes the fundamentals of hotel development. Focusing on practical applications and real-world scenarios, our faculty of experienced practitioners will provide insights that bridge theory and practice.

Take part to refine your legal expertise but to become an invaluable asset to clients within the ever-evolving hospitality law landscape.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 | Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:05 | Hotel Property Development: From Concept to Reality
    • Gain an overview of the hotel development process and the importance of feasibility studies.
    • Explore ownership options and factors to consider when selecting a company structure.
    • Discover financing options, including subordination non-disturbance agreements, and the role of local law considerations in hotel development.
    • Tackle the timely issue of hotel loan workouts and replacing insufficient financing.
  • 10:00 | Nuts and Bolts of Negotiating Management and Franchise Agreements
    • Delve into the essential components of management agreements and franchise agreements.
    • Master the art of negotiating and crafting these agreements.
    • Examine personal services and agency agreements, including termination nuances and potential claims.
    • Review ownership options and factors to consider when selecting a franchise company.
    • Unearth crucial insights about key aspects of signing management contracts or franchising a hotel.
  • 10:45 | Break
  • 10:55 | Hotel Operations: Managing the Day-to-Day Business
    • Navigate tricky legal issues related to vendor contracts and employment agreements in hotel operations.
    • Address crucial issues for maintenance contracts and other operational agreements to help your clients with smooth hotel management.
    • Ensure ADA compliance for hotel rooms and gain insights into common litigation risks.
    • Protect your clients by enhancing your know-how for handling general aspects of hotel operations.
  • 11:40 | Hot Topics in Hotel Litigation: Challenges and Disputes
    • Assess the complexities of hotel litigation, particularly concerning management agreements.
    • Analyze agency law issues and challenges associated with hotel management agreements that can result in litigation.
    • Know how to deal with common disputes between franchisors and employees, slip and fall cases, and incidents in guest rooms.
    • Hear about recent hotel litigation involving resorts, time shares, condo hotels, and branded residential communities.
  • 12:20 | Q&A and Wrap Up
  • 12:35 | Adjourn


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