Our multidisciplinary team integrates expertise in tax, employment and labour law, corporate, securities, finance, commercial real estate, environmental, municipal planning, REITs, restructuring and insolvency, intellectual property, and litigation to assure comprehensive representation. Our Capital Markets, Structured Finance and Derivatives lawyers assist with public and private market-financing vehicles involving real estate, and our Financial Services group advises on regulatory matters, debt financing and the use of financial services products.
Clients benefit from guidance from our Intellectual Property and Marketing & Health Regulatory groups in connection with trademark and other intellectual property matters and our renowned gaming lawyers who assist with gaming law regulatory compliance, approvals and negotiations with government agencies.
Representing a number of hotel owners and management companies, we provide ongoing advice on a range of matters, including commercial contract issues, management and franchise agreements, leasing, financing, restructuring. Our experience in the hospitality sector and familiarity with cross-border tax issues has enabled us to create structures unique to Canada to meet client objectives.
Clients also rely on Blakes litigators to represent them in court and before regulatory bodies in connection with enforcement issues, construction lien problems and other court applications.
In each instance, we make sure we understand our client’s business objectives and concerns in order to craft the best solution. Combining our collective expertise and resources, we help hospitality and leisure industry clients navigate the challenges they encounter, staffing matters with integrated teams that structure, negotiate, document and close some of the largest and most complex transactions.
Blakes is an allied member of the Hotel Association of Canada, and we act as legal counsel to the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference.