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Greenberg Traurig Advises Orange Lake Resorts and Wilson Family on Sale of a Significant Minority Investment

ORLANDO, FL – April 12, 2019 –The multi-office timeshare group from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Orange Lake Resorts—home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand—and members of the Wilson family in connection with a significant minority investment in Orange Lake Resorts by an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, LLC. Established by Holiday Inn® founder Kemmons Wilson, Orange Lake Resorts operates 28 resort properties and 7,600 villas in the United States.

The Greenberg Traurig timeshare group was led by Shareholders Jim Mace (Las Vegas and Orlando), Todd A. Miller (Orlando and Tampa) and Andrew R. Finkelstein (Orlando and Tampa), with support from Shareholders Steve Mastbaum (New York), Jason C. McDonald (Orlando), Brian H. Blaney (Phoenix), Ed Chansky (Las Vegas), Christopher R. Miltenberger (Las Vegas), Christopher J. Neumann (Denver), Stephen M. Pepper (New York), and Thomas Woolsey (Dallas); Of Counsel Richard M. Caron (Orlando); and Associates Bruce T. Lower (Orlando), and James R. Martin (New York).

This transaction marks the first time the Wilson family has taken on an outside equity partner for privately held Orange Lake Resorts. KSL Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity firm that specializes in travel and leisure enterprises in hospitality, recreation, clubs, real estate and travel services.

Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary timeshare group is powered by the firm’s hospitality, regulatory, securitization and finance, litigation, advertising and marketing, and real estate attorneys who are intimately involved in the representation of leading timeshare industry players. The timeshare group is enhanced by the firm’s employment, tax, and state and federal government relations attorneys. With 39 offices around the globe, Greenberg Traurig is equipped to meet the needs of the timeshare industry. The firm’s global geographic scope allows us to tap into our diverse resources to provide forward-thinking legal services in the timeshare industry. Our wide-ranging experience, subject matter leaders, and global network provide our clients with innovative and tailored legal strategies.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.