John E. Osborn P.C.’s hospitality practice team understand the complex issues involved in running a hospitality property. Construction and renovation projects must be done with the utmost care as to not disturb guests staying at the property. These projects also need to be completed in a timely manner so the area of the hotel under renovation can come back online and start generating revenue.

John Osborn has been teaching hospitality law classes at New York University’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality and Sports Management since 1997. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Hotel Engineers Association of New York and is a member of the Hotel Association of New York and the American Hotel and Lodging Association.


Typical Hospitality Law Services

  • Provide strategic advice in planning overall capital improvement programs from project inception to final completion and closeout, including: assistance in selecting design professionals, environmental consultants, and other professionals to carry out the project, as well as assistance in preparing bid packages and awarding the contract

  • Monitor construction, renovation and environmental projects and implement trouble-shooting during the project, including: addressing errors and omissions claims, defaults, defective work, and providing practical solutions with assistance from the firm’s strategic alliances to address project challenges

  • Provide strategy for scheduling and sequencing during renovation and expansion of facilities, specifically relating to hotel guests’ convenience, health and safety and perception of routine hotel activities

  • Litigate and arbitrate disputes relating to construction claims, construction defects, premises liability, warranties, Mechanic’s Liens and errors and omissions in design

  • Audits of legal liability of hotel and restaurant premises, prior to renovation or construction, in order to improve compliance with hotel safety/security and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements

  • Manage of legal issues relating to hotel security

  • Review environmental issues and preparation of compliance strategies

  • Develop engineering and facilities management strategies to achieve compliance with building code, fire code, American Disabilities Act and Local Law 11 and other Façade laws

  • Provide strategy for risk management relating to insurance coverage issues and limitation of liability issues

  • Prepare and negotiate management and franchise agreements

  • Provide strategy, determine feasibility, and negotiate leases for health clubs, spas, nightclubs, and other tenants

  • Represent bars and restaurants on food odor ventilation issues, noise code issues relating to HVAC ventilation and exhaust equipment

  • Represent bars, nightclubs and restaurants on operations issues relating to finance, facilities management, security and code compliance


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