For nearly two decades, Adams and Reese has represented some of the leading companies in the hotel, restaurant and hospitality industries. Our clients include international hotel chains, individual hotel operators, hotel franchisees and franchisors, regional and national restaurant chains, and other hospitality companies. Our team of attorneys is well-positioned to represent hotel and restaurant companies in a number of markets and jurisdictions.
Our attorneys understand the various state-to-state requirements and the overriding federal statutes, and they have substantial experience in helping hotels, restaurants and hospitality companies meet these challenges. From transactions to litigation, labor and employment, and licensing concerns for business owners in the hospitality industry, our attorneys understand the complex and diverse practice areas and workplace issues in which hospitality companies are often confronted. Provided below are our areas of practice:
Transactions: Our attorneys represent regional and national chains on projects involving site selection, real estate acquisitions, zoning variances, financing, leasing, the drafting and review of contracts, regulatory issues and tax matters.
Litigation: Our attorneys advise and defends hotel chains and restaurant chains in various commercial matters, including disputes involving personal injury claims stemming from accidents on properties. Our attorneys have logged many hours in courtrooms at the local, state and federal levels. We have a strong working knowledge of the processes and judges as well as the style of opposing counsel. We also have substantial experience representing companies in arbitrations and in mediations.
Labor and Employment: Members of our Hospitality Team represent, advise and defend several hotel and restaurant chains in labor matters and in breach of contract disputes. In addition, our attorneys represent hospitality companies on collective bargaining issues with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union (HERE), and they have had numerous dealings with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in non-hotel settings. Our clients in these areas include regional, national and international chains.
Licensing: Our attorneys assist hotel companies and restaurant chains with state and federal licensing and regulatory issues. Our attorneys are members of several key industry and regulatory associations, including the Academy of Hospitality Attorneys, the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP) and National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA). Adams and Reese has built respected relationships within the licensing arena, and our attorneys serve as a trusted advisors for regulatory and zoning issues.
Adams and Reese attorneys keep clients updated on the latest changes and regulations within the hospitality industry to ensure hotels, restaurants and other hospitality companies, experience the least amount of impact and change, and can make the necessary adjustments in advance. Through our two decades of experience and breadth of diverse practice area experience within the hospitality industry, Adams and Reese attorneys provide strategies and proactive solutions to identify and meet the specific needs of our clients.
5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/02/12
5.0/5.0 by a Chief Legal Officer on 03/02/12
5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/07/14
5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/13/13
5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/04/12
5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/17/12
5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 03/15/12
Mr. Wolf represented a friend in a matter last year before the New Orleans City Council. He did very good work and communicated properly and well with... Read more
Mr. Wolf represented a friend in a matter last year before the New Orleans City Council. He did very good work and communicated properly and well with all parties. I commend him for his skills and effort even though he was ultimately unsuccessful.
5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 05/12/10
5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/07/12
5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/23/14
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5.0/5.0 on 04/25/11
Bill Brabec is an aggressive litigator. Bill has provided Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company with great legal representation in complex litig... Read more
Bill Brabec is an aggressive litigator. Bill has provided Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company with great legal representation in complex litigation matters. Bill Brabec is capable of handling the most complicated legal issues.
5.0/5.0 on 11/05/15
I've known Chris since college. He's bright, conscientious, and honest. I referred PI, a condo issue and got a recommendation on FL probate through hi... Read more
I've known Chris since college. He's bright, conscientious, and honest. I referred PI, a condo issue and got a recommendation on FL probate through him.
If he has a serious weakness, it is one that is almost like a parody of something a narcissist (not Chris - he's the kind of chap I'd like my teenaged daughter to marry - if one could look past the age difference of course) would say when asked his weakness during an interview. He avoids over-promising.
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I contacted Mr Harwell to represent me in a landlord dispute. He wrote one letter of demand to my landlord, and when he received a counter demand, he... Read more
I contacted Mr Harwell to represent me in a landlord dispute. He wrote one letter of demand to my landlord, and when he received a counter demand, he immediately told me there would be no more pro bono work, this lawsuit would be expensive and time-consuming to litigate, and would not be worth it. I found him unprofessional and dismissive. I subsequently filed a counterclaim myself, and the landlord dropped their suit. I was totally unimpressed with Mr Harwell, and would recommend against him.
5.0/5.0 on 07/15/11
We used the office in Baton Rouge, they were very helpful and friendly. Read more