Stikeman Elliott understands the unique corporate/commercial, real estate, labour and employment, pension, and tax issues that arise in the hospitality sector in the context of buying, selling, financing, and restructuring hospitality portfolios and in relation to ongoing operations. Clients, including hotel owners and developers, management companies, owner associations, investors, and lenders receive expert legal advice as well as critical strategic input on the full spectrum of matters. Our lawyers draw upon the strength of a multi-disciplinary legal team to deliver legal advice that effectively addresses our clients’ local needs within the context of global economic trends that impact the hospitality industry.

Our Expertise

  • Commercial disputes
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Financing
  • Hotel acquisitions and divestitures
  • Joint ventures
  • Labour matters
  • Leasing
  • Licenses and permits
  • Management and franchise agreements
  • Negotiation of third party consents and operational agreements
  • Official plan and zoning assessments and inquiries
  • Ownership and tax structures
  • Project development
  • Property management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Strategic planning
  • Workouts and restructurings 
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year - Chambers Canada Awards 2017
  • Chambers Canada 2021 for Hospitality