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Partners

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Jason Arbuck Jason Arbuck
t: 416 860 6889
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Jonathan Freeman Jonathan Freeman
t: 416 860 2927
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Stefanie Holland Stefanie Holland
t: 416 860 6467
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Mickey Lungu Mickey Lungu
t: 416 642 7459
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Andrew M. Reback Andrew M. Reback
t: 416 860 2980
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Frank Robinson Frank Robinson
t: 416 869 5991
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Geoffrey B. Shaw Geoffrey B. Shaw
t: 416 869 5982
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Gary Steinhart Gary Steinhart
t: 416 860 2939
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Shauna Towriss Shauna Towriss
t: 778 372 7664
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Raivo Uukkivi Raivo Uukkivi
t: 416 860 6613
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Larry M. Weinberg Larry M. Weinberg
t: 416 860 2987
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Associates

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Carly Cohen Carly Cohen
t: 416 869 5368
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Lauren Grossman Lauren Grossman
t: 416 869 5348
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Noah Leszcz Noah Leszcz
t: 416 869 5360
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Alykhan Somani Alykhan Somani
t: 416 869 5777
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Hospitality & Tourism

The competitive and dynamic nature of the hospitality and tourism industry creates a diverse set of legal needs covering a range of issues relating to acquisitions, financing, property development and operational matters.

Our clients turn to us because of our established track record in the sector, our demonstrated understanding of their business realities and the practical, cost-effective advice and solutions we provide. They also appreciate our fully-integrated team approach and the ability to access experienced lawyers across all relevant legal disciplines, including real estate, corporate and commercial, finance, municipal, taxation, franchising, intellectual property, advertising and marketing, employment, government relations, corporate governance, restructuring and litigation.

Our hospitality team has represented hotel clients on transactions valued in the billions, including:

  • The proposed US$2.9 billion purchase of a multi-property international hotel portfolio
  • The purchase of a multi-property Canadian hotel portfolio
  • The purchase of two prominent boutique hotels in Toronto’s entertainment district
  • Acquisition financing on behalf of the lender in the purchase of a major downtown Toronto hotel

 
We are also regularly involved in:

  •  Negotiation of hotel purchase and sale agreements
  • Negotiation of hotel and restaurant management agreements and licenses
  • Domestic and international franchise structures, contracts and franchise law compliance
  • All types of hotel, restaurant and other business financing, on behalf of owners, developers, franchisors, operators and lenders
  • Cross-border corporate and tax structures for non-Canadian franchisors and managers
  • Real estate development and commercial leasing
  • Food and beverage regulation and management
  • Prosecution and protection of trade-marks
  • Competition law issues related to advertising and promotional campaigns
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Municipal issues, including zoning and property tax issues
  • Reorganizations and restructurings