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As the hospitality industry grows increasingly global and complex, your financial success depends on steering a course through a labyrinth of local, national and international laws and regulations. Whether you are an owner, manager, lender, developer, financial institution or investor, you need astute advice from legal professionals who understand the hospitality industry inside and out. You need McCarthy Tétrault.

We are Canada's pre-eminent legal advisors to the hospitality and leisure industry. We have sat at the table with national and international hotel owners, management companies, franchisors, developers and investors for some of the highest-profile hospitality deals in North America and around the world.

The hospitality industry relies on us because:

  • We provide comprehensive service. Our multi-disciplinary Hospitality, Leisure & Resort Group seamlessly integrates expertise in corporate and commercial law (including securities and tax), real property and planning, environmental, labour and employment, taxation, intellectual property, e-commerce, litigation and insolvency.
  • With offices in all the major business centres across Canada, as well as in London, UK, we offer experience that brings together local, national and international perspectives.
  • We track hospitality trends to keep you current on developments that affect your operations.

Our clients do business in all areas of the hospitality, leisure and resort industry. In addition to hotels and resorts, we represent airlines, casinos and gaming businesses, restaurants and food service providers, stadiums and other sports facilities, resort operators, timeshare companies and retirement communities.

Clients look to us for strategic and tactical advice on:

  • development and financing;
  • management issues;
  • asset ownership structures;
  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • labour and employment; and
  • dispute resolution and litigation.

We provide practical and effective help with the full spectrum of business activities, including advising on deal strategy, structuring and negotiating transactions, drafting innovative agreements, and resolving operational, compliance and environmental issues. Whatever your legal needs, our Hospitality, Leisure & Resort Group has the knowledge and experience to help you succeed.

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Danielle Drolet
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