Trial Law in Hospitality Industry:
Representation of independent hotel owners, franchisors and franchisees and hotel management companies in cutting-edge legal issues relating to restrictive hotel ordinances, price-gouging allegations, hotel-condo disputes, operational and premises liability matters, alcoholic beverage disputes before the TABC and general partnership disputes involving breach of fiduciary duties and related causes of action.
Trial Law in Real Estate Industry:
Partnership disputes (agency law, fiduciary duties, fraud), landlord/tenant disputes, operational analysis of CAM charges, lender/liability lawsuits and ad valorem tax disputes against appraisal districts.
Hospitality and Real Estate: Closed $60 million hotel acquisition of four hotels. Prepared, negotiated and finalized commercial real estate leases (office & retail) and closed sale of non-profit land. Prior experience as asset manager, financial analyst, loan underwriter and commercial appraiser (M.A.I. Education) with MetLife Real Estate Investment Division in Dallas, Texas.