• The Hospitality Practice Group at Hill Wallack LLP represents clients in the hospitality industry nationwide. Our multi-disciplinary attorneys are here to assist the hospitality industry with the varying issues they face every day.

    Our Clients

    Our Hospitality practice provides comprehensive legal services to:

    • Restaurant, travel and hotel industries
    • Health Clubs
    • Country Clubs
    • Spas

    What We Do

    The ability to draw from a wide range of legal resources is the cornerstone of our "team" approach to the practice of law and enables us to offer needed perspective and advice on the full spectrum of our clients' business objectives. Our attorneys can call upon the talents and experience of other attorneys in the firm which enables Hill Wallack LLP to service the hospitality industry in the following areas:

    • Startup Funding
    • Financial Issues
    • Workouts
    • Alcohol/Beverage
    • Wage and Hour
    • Union Relations
    • Contract Negotiations
    • Discrimination
    • Corporate
    • Franchise
    • Leasing Issues
    • Real Estate
    • Process Counseling
    • Complex Litigation
    • Immigration
    • Business Visas
    • Green Cards

    Representative Matters

    • Represented the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in a $20 million acquisition of the historic Seaview Resort from LaSalle Hotels, LLC
    • Assisted in a workout with an operator of a luxury hotel and limited service hotel in Northern New Jersey and also assisted in obtaining financing and land use issues
    • Assisted a hotel operator with respect to refinancing possibilities regarding branded multi-unit hotels nationwide
    • Represented financial institution in several new hospitality construction financings in New York and New Jersey
    • Represented financial institution and lead lenders in restructuring debt for large hospitality company consisting of numerous flagged hotels located in the Caribbean, Florida and California
    • Represented hotel owner/operator in the purchase of a flagged hotel in Central New Jersey
    • Represented hotel owner/operator in the sale of a flagged hotel in Eastern Ohio
    • Represented hotel owner/operator in the refinancing of a flagged hotel in the Texas panhandle
    • Represented hotel owner/operator in the refinancing of a flagged hotel in Upstate New York 
    • Represented multiple restaurant and hotel owners with respect to leasing issues
    • Represented owners/applicants for issuance of state issued concessionaire’s permit and municipality issued license for the sale and on-site consumption of alcoholic beverages, and address renewal of licenses and permits and regulatory compliance concerning alcoholic beverages
    • Represented bidders looking to purchase a multi-unit restaurant franchise out of bankruptcy in various districts throughout the nation
    • Represented national hotel and restaurant chains in defense of workers’ compensation claims
    • Represented national hotel conglomerate in insurance related litigation
    • Represented hotels and restaurants in labor negotiations with unions
    • Represented hotels and restaurants in labor proceedings against the unions
    • Represented various restaurants in employment matters involving allegations of discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour issues

    The firm has also participated in loan transactions, and mergers and acquisition deals, for numerous hotels, motels, restaurants, catering facilities and tour groups.