Hospitality Law

Our Hospitality Law attorneys come from the hospitality industry and know the business.  Whether a regional chain, national enterprise, or mom-and-pop operation, the hospitality industry presents specific and unique legal challenges.  The hospitality industry faces these challenges from many fronts, including vendors, guests, employees, competitors, and third parties.  Our attorneys know and understand these challenges.

Goodell DeVries represents numerous companies in the hospitality industry, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, and bars.  The scope of this representation includes liability arising from the criminal conduct of third parties, premises liability, product liability, liquor liability, security liability, construction disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, insurance disputes, environmental torts, accessibility claims, and employment matters.  Combining our knowledge of the hospitality industry with our trial and appellate experience, the Hospitality Law group is structured to deliver practical advice and a litigation strategy to meet our clients’ business goals. 

We employ a problem-solving approach to risk mitigation, conflict management, and litigation.   Additionally, because the firm represents clients in a variety of industries, our Hospitality Law group has access to resources and relationships that enable us to better represent the interests of the hospitality industry.  The Hospitality Law group draws on the knowledge from the firm’s other seasoned practice groups so that no issue is too complex or novel. 

Our attorneys understand that even with rigorous training, careful scrutiny of employees, and well-vetted operating procedures, liability claims cannot be avoided.  We recognize that litigation is a distraction to the operation of our clients’ hospitality business and has the ability to take time and resources away from their most important goal of providing the guest with an outstanding and memorable experience at their establishment.  Therefore, when the need arises, our attorneys partner with our clients’ staff and management to investigate claims and develop a vigorous defense strategy with a careful eye to minimizing business disruption.