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

We have sat at the table with national and international hotel and restaurant owners, franchisors, management companies, developers and investors for some of the highest-profile hospitality deals in North America and around the world. Our clients do business in all areas of the hospitality, leisure and resort industry. In addition to hotels and restaurants, we also represent airlines, casinos and gaming businesses, stadiums and other sports facilities, resort operators, timeshare companies and retirement communities.

Our lawyers understand that success in the hospitality industry is based on a company's ability to provide a consistently high level of service for its customers. Our goal is similar - to provide reliable, informed and creative legal counsel. We track hospitality trends to keep our clients current on or ahead of developments that affect their operations. Our practical and strategic advice comes from a deep understanding of the legal considerations faced by the industry, including advising on issues of health and safety, food regulations, confidentiality of customer data, environmental factors, franchise agreements, anti-trust issues, supply chain and other commercial transactions, labour disputes, and a variety of other areas.

Within our Retail and Consumer Markets Group, our multi-disciplinary Hospitality team integrates expertise from corporate and commercial, franchise, real property and planning, environmental, labour and employment, tax, trade and investment, intellectual property, e-commerce, litigation and insolvency. We connect the dots between our clients’ legal needs and their business objectives to ensure they are covered on all fronts.

We have a national presence with offices in all the major business centres across Canada, as well as in London, UK. Our experienced team across these offices brings together local, national and international perspectives to serve our hospitality clients across many jurisdictions. Clients look to us for strategic and tactical advice on:

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