Goodmans has a long history and is a recognized leader in the hospitality industry. Our lawyers devote significant time to this practice, specializing in management company representation, owner and lender representation, and joint ventures both in North America and internationally.
Goodmans’ hospitality team is ranked by Chambers Canada 2019 as the sole Band 1 (their highest ranking) hospitality practice in Canada for the second year in a row. Chambers describes our team as a “hospitality powerhouse regularly servicing global hotel chains, REITs, investors and management companies" and "highly adept at handling major hotel transactions, with impressive expertise in management agreements and licensing." Clients “rave about the level of partner involvement” and “their responsiveness and efficiency”. Peers say “it’s one of the best hospitality groups we work with around the world” and that “Goodmans has a significant hospitality practice and its principals have decades of experience”.
Goodmans’ Hospitality Group provides a range of legal services to a cross-section of the hospitality industry, including hotel and resort developers and owners, project lenders and management companies. Projects include the purchase, sale, financing and franchising of numerous hotels, resorts and related facilities, as well as hotel and resort related joint venture and mixed use projects.
By blending this skill set with the related practices of commodity tax, construction law, real estate, municipal and land planning, litigation, intellectual property and labour and employment practice groups, we provide the business insights and legal advice required to navigate this competitive and fast growing industry.
This multi-disciplinary practice draws lawyers from a variety of specialties, and their commitment and insight into the hospitality industry is what inspires the remarkable client relationships and loyalty enjoyed by this team.