To serve the hospitality and gaming industry, law firms must have a strong multi-disciplinary team approach that focuses on the myriad of legal issues that surround this industry.

Kilpatrick Townsend’s experience in serving the hospitality and gaming industry is nationally known. We serve as counsel to some of the largest hotel, gaming and mixed-use development projects in real estate, finance, corporate, government relations and lobbying, tax, mergers & acquisitions and construction projects. We have been recognized throughout the country on our union avoidance and employment efforts with Native American tribal casinos.

Examples of our Hospitality & Gaming experience include the following:

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Bankruptcy and financial restructuring
  • Construction
  • Employee benefits
  • Employment litigation
  • Environmental
  • Financing
  • Franchising
  • Government relations
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Land use
  • Licensing
  • Regulatory matters
  • Real estate development
  • Tax
  • Union avoidance or management
  • Vendor and supply contracts 
  • Wage and hour issues

Hospitality & Gaming

Experience Highlights

Real estate redevelopment venture for French Quarter Holdings Inc.
Represented French Quarter Holdings Inc. in the formation of a joint venture with Barrow Street Capital and Barclays Capital for the $120 million more
Union organizing campaigns at Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Provided the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation with advice, assistance and representation before the National Labor Relations Board in more
Real estate investment and development for an international hotel company
Represented an international hotel company in Houston, Texas in acquisition of adjacent parcel of land for expansion of existing hotel, significant more
Trademark and unfair competition matters for WMS Gaming Inc.
Represents WMS Gaming Inc., a leader in the video gaming equipment industry, in trademark litigation before federal trial and appellate courts and more