Hospitality & Tourism
In an industry known for high client satisfaction demands, we strive to serve our hospitality and tourism partners with responsive and comprehensive legal advice.
We serve local, regional and national companies in a wide variety of legal areas.
Employment and Labor Law
Nexsen Pruet has one of the largest, most experienced employment and labor groups in the Carolinas. Our employment attorneys represent several hotel and restaurant chains, along with other hospitality-related businesses.
With more than 25 attorneys, we provide a comprehensive range of services including advice and counsel, training, and litigation of claims before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts.
We represent management in both union and non-union environments. We have successfully handled matters involving all aspects of the employment relationship, including:
- Arbitrations and mediations
- Business immigration
- Discrimination, retaliation, & harassment claims
- Employee benefits litigation
- Executive contracts and compensation
- Family and Medical Leave Act issues
- Reductions in force and plant closings
- Trade secret protection and litigation
- Employee benefits design and administration
- Workers' compensation
- Union representation elections and unfair labor practices
- Wage and hour compliance and litigation
- Whistleblower investigations and lawsuits
Nexsen Pruet is known for having one of the most experienced, diverse real estate groups in the Southeast. We provide extensive skills and experience in virtually any kind of real estate development matter. We represent buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, lenders, borrowers, developers, and investors and serve businesses and governments of all types and sizes.
Our team approach allows clients to take advantage of legal resources in related areas. The result is seamless, high-quality representation for businesses, governments and individuals in the Carolinas, the country and worldwide.
Our resort development group has a wealth of experience serving both regional and national developers, institutional lenders, investment banks, capital providers, owners and operators.
- Land Acquisition / Disposition
- Permitting, Land Use and Zoning
- HUD & State Land Sales Registrations
- Real Estate Litigation
- Conservation Easements
The construction industry faces legal issues that cut across virtually every aspect of the business - from contract reviews to permitting, insurance to financing, delays to cumulative impact, and surety bond claims. How you resolve them can have a major impact on your company, your image, and your bottom line.
We represent clients throughout the Southeast, including public and private owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. We also serve several national bonding.
Among the services provided:
- Pre-Construction Planning
- State, Local and Federal Procurement
- Project Financing
- Contract Drafting and Review
- Claims Preparation
- Construction Litigation
- Surety and Insurance Matters
Nexsen Pruet has extensive experience in corporate, commercial and public finance transactions involving both debt and equity markets. Our commercial lending practice is particularly active and diverse, and we represent lenders and borrowers in middle market, asset-based, mezzanine and other types of debt financing.
A number of our attorneys concentrate in the representation of clients in secured lending transactions both from the creditor and debtor viewpoint. A representative sampling of the firm's debtor client's would include hotel, office, shopping center and retail, golf, marina, resort and multi-family developers.
In public finance transactions, we have served as bond, underwriter's, trustee's, credit provider's, liquidity provider's and purchaser's counsel.
Representative transactions include:
- Convention Centers
- Football Stadiums
- Farmer's markets
- Public Infrastructure
- Urban Villages
Given the breadth of experience the firm has in transactional finance matters, the firm's attorneys are capable of providing both practical and legal advice from the inception of a transaction through its conclusion. The firm's attorneys also have extensive experience in workouts, restructures, modifications and general debt restructures.
Nexsen Pruet's administrative and regulatory group often assist clients in licensing, permitting and compliance matters and in responding to enforcement actions brought by various agencies. As government intervention in the activities of organizations and individuals increases, the need for responsive legal service grows.
Our active practice in this area is designed to satisfy our clients' needs as well as the regulatory requirements. Our experience includes all areas of state and federal regulations and members of our group frequently appear before administrative law judges and regulatory agencies.
Alcohol: Beverages and Products
One of the mostly heavily regulated aspects of the Hospitality Industry is the sale of alcoholic beverages and products. State and local requirements can vary greatly when it comes to licensing. That's why having competent legal advice on the process can be vital.
We assist our clients to secure and protect their intellectual property assets, which in the hospitality and tourism industry oftentimes involves trademarks and copyrights. Our IP attorneys include seasoned patent, trademark and copyright attorneys with a broad range of technical backgrounds and experience, attorneys who are experienced in intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution, and transaction attorneys who understand technology issues important to businesses, such as licensing, technology transfer, employer/employee rights in intellectual property, and issues important in the buying and selling of businesses such as due diligence and valuation.
We understand that litigation costs significant time and money and distracts organizations from their missions. Our attorneys overriding goal is to recognize and prevent potential problems before they result in a claim. However, claims like guest liability do arise. We are committed to providing comprehensive and comprehensible advice to our clients. When appropriate, we also suggest alternative dispute resolution as an option.