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Lisa Cox focuses her practice on real estate matters in the hospitality industry. Her experience includes negotiating management and franchise agreements and assisting clients with a wide variety of hotel operational matters, including commercial leasing, construction contracts, consulting agreements, and license agreements. She advises developers through virtually all aspects of corporate development transactions, including ground-up construction of mixed-use buildings. In addition, she counsels clients on the acquisition and disposition of real estate and the formation of joint ventures, as well as hotel and resort owner transitions, financings, brand changes, and conversions between managed and franchised hotels.


  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Management and franchise agreements
  • Commercial leasing



  • Senior Counsel, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 “Hospitality Practice Group of the Year,” 2021


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 2000
  • B.S., summa cum laude, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Bronze Tablet
  • Illinois