Nelson F. Migdal

Nelson F. Migdal

Shareholder

Nelson F. Migdal is Co-Chair of the Hospitality Practice. He focuses his practice on the acquisition and disposition of hotels, hotel operations and management, franchising, licensing and branding, development and finance, large mixed-use projects, hotel management agreements, licensing agreements, commercial real estate acquisition and sale, and commercial leasing.

He has prepared and reviewed management and franchise agreements, purchase and sale agreements, multiple building covenants, and other documents related to the acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management and disposition of hotels, resorts and other real and personal property.

Concentrations

  • Hospitality and resorts
  • Hotel management and operations
  • Real estate acquisition, development and leasing
 
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Manager's Counsel for the Baccarat Hotel, New York.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Waldorf Astoria, New York.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Montage Laguna Beach Hotel.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.
  • Counsel for Hard Rock International, Santo Domingo.
  • Counsel for Hard Rock International, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.
  • Owner's Counsel for the SLS Hotel, Washington, D.C.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton.
  • Owner's Counsel, The Vagabond Hotel, Singapore.
  • Owner's Counsel, The Duxton House, Singapore.
  • Investor's Counsel, Gaylord Rockies Convention Center, Aurora, CO.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, HI.
  • Investor's Counsel for the Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Hilton Brooklyn Schermerhorn.
  • Manager's Counsel for the Hewing Hotel, MN.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Doubletree Hotel, Bethesda, MD.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Renwick Hotel, NY.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas.
  • Investor's Counsel, Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton Portfolio.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Indigo, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Manager's Counsel for the Madison Hotel, Memphis, TN.
  • Manager's Counsel for the Pontchartrain Hotel, New Orleans.
  • Manager's Counsel for the Carlton Hotel, New York.
  • Seller's Counsel for the Graham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
  • Manager's Counsel, Home2Suites, La Crosse, WI.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Aman Manhattan.
  • Owner's Co-Counsel for the El San Juan Resort & Casino, Puerto Rico.
  • Manager's Counsel for the Brasada Ranch, Bend, OR.
  • Owner's Counsel for the former St. Tropez/Rumors, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Owner's Counsel, Cambria Suites, Petersburg, VA.
  • Seller's Counsel for the Lincolnshire Hotel.
  • Manager's Counsel for the Charmant Hotel, La Crosse, WI.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Crowne Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Counsel for Hard Rock Holdings, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Owner's Hospitality Counsel, portfolio acquisition of 20 hotels.
  • Owner's Counsel for the AC Marriott Hotel, Maryland.
  • Owner's Counsel for the "Moxy," Washington, D.C.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Kimpton Hotel, Sacramento, CA.
  • Owner's Counsel for the San Jose Hotel, Austin, Texas.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Hilton Hotel, Irvine, CA.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Wyndham Baltimore Hotel.
  • Owner's Counsel for the ALoft, Houston, Texas.
  • Franchisee's Counsel for the Navy Yard Homewood Suites.
  • Manager's Counsel for The Sanderling Resort & Spa.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Hilton Garden Inn, Rosslyn, New York.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Commune, New York City.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Hyatt Place, Washington, D.C.
  • Owner's Counsel for the acquisition of the Tapatio Springs Resort.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Holiday Inn Soho Hotel.
  • Manager's Counsel for the Luxury Collection Montclaire Hotel.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Amendment of Hotel Management Agreements, Panama.
  • Manager's Counsel for the James, West Hollywood.
  • Owner's Counsel for management of the Raleigh Hotel, Miami.
  • Manager's Counsel for the Surrey, New York.
  • Owner's Counsel for the acquisition of the Bethesda Marriott.
  • Counsel to MGM for National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Owner's Counsel for a portfolio transaction for Latin and Central American hotels.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Conversion of the Bristol Buenaventura Resort, Panama.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Acquisition of the Beach House, South Carolina.
  • Owner's Counsel for the TRYP by Wyndham, Panama.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Hyatt Place, Baltimore.
  • Purchasers' Counsel for the Renaissance Arts and Pere Marquette, New Orleans.
  • Counsel for Hard Rock Holdings, Philadelphia.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Acquisition of The Sanderling Resort & Spa.
  • Owner's Counsel for the 5 Beekman Hotel.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Capella, Washington, D.C.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Yotel New York Hotel.
  • Counsel, Boutique Lodging & Lifestyle Association (BLLA).
  • Owner's Counsel for the NoMad Hotel.
  • Seller's Counsel for the Courtyard Navy Yard Hotel.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Tucker's Point Resort, Bermuda.
  • Owner's Counsel for TRYP by Wyndham, Quebec City, Canada.
  • Licensor's Counsel for the Planet Hollywood Master Global License.
  • Counsel for Hard Rock Holdings, Northfield Park, Ohio.
  • Counsel for Hard Rock Holdings, Eurovegas, Hungary.
  • Counsel for Hard Rock Holdings, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
  • Counsel for Hard Rock Holdings, Cancun Palace Resort, Aventura Palace Resort, Vallarta Palace Resort, Mexico.
  • Owner's Counsel for The Trump Ocean Club in Punta Pacifica, Panama.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Trump SoHo.
  • Owner's Counsel for the St. Regis, Hamilton, Bermuda.
  • Owner's Counsel for a large mixed use resort in Costa Rica.
  • Owner's Counsel for Echelon Place, Las Vegas.
  • Owner's Counsel for an extended stay portfolio acquisition.
  • Acquisition of the Fairmont Washington Hotel.
  • Owner's Counsel for the Fairmont Bar Harbor, Maine.
  • Development and management of the Hilton Branson Landing Convention Center Complex.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), 2017
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, Leisure and Hospitality Law, 2007-2017
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2017
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017
  • Listed, The Washington Post, "Washington DC's Top Real Estate Lawyers," 2008-2013
  • Team Member, "Best USA Law Firm For Real Estate & Environment," The International Legal Alliance Summit, 2011
  • Recipient, "Smart Lawyer Choice Award," 2008
  • Listed, Aquatics International, "Waterparks Power 25," 2007-2008
  • Listed, SmartCEO, "Legal Elite," Real Estate Law, 2007-2008
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

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  • Member, Law360 Hospitality Advisory Board
  • Adjunct Faculty, American University Washington College of Law, Hospitality and Tourism Law, 2013-2017
  • Adjunct Faculty, American University Washington College of Law
  • Immediate Past President, Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
  • Member, International Society of Hospitality Consultants
  • Member, ULI Hotel Development Council
  • Member, Georgetown Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit Advisory Board
  • Program Chair, Global Hotel Symposium, 2013, 2014
  • Presenter, Georgetown Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Member, Albany Law School Law Review
  • Member, Justinian Society
  • Development Chair, D.C. Council, Friends and Alumni Network, 2011-2016
  • International Co-Chair, BBYO Friends and Alumni Network, 2012-2016
  • Co-Chair, Sports Hall of Fame Dinner of Champions

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Albany Law School, 1978
  • B.A., cum laude, Hofstra University, 1975
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York