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Hugh O'Halloran

Partner

645 South Cache Street, Suite 100, P.O. Box 68, Jackson, WY 83001

Hugh O’Halloran’s extensive real estate experience includes the acquisition, finance, and development of hotels, mixed-use condominiums, medical office buildings, senior housing, food production facilities, and industrial facilities.

As leader of the firm’s Resorts, Lodging and Leisure practice, Hugh devotes significant time to representing hotel and resort developers, owners, lenders, and operators in the day-to-day business of running their real estate portfolios. A significant portion of his acquisition and development work has included golf courses and associated residential and mixed-use ventures. He also provides general commercial representation in connection with family-owned businesses, ranging from day-to-day operational representation to positioning those companies for ultimate disposition.

Hugh serves as a trusted advisor, trustee, and fiduciary for high-net-worth individuals, families, and family charitable foundations. He also serves on, and advises, the boards of numerous community charitable foundations. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Hugh was a partner in an Am Law 100 firm headquartered in the Midwest. Hugh has previously served as the Administrative Partner of Holland & Hart's Jackson office. Hugh currently serves as the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Real Estate, Development, and Finance Practice Group.

Experience

Commercial Real Estate
  • Acquisitions and dispositions, whether as asset sales or equity transactions
  • Financing
  • Strategic positioning of assets for sale, including in a mergers and acquisition context
  • Leasing
  • Zoning and permitting
  • Municipal Issues
  • Negotiating Management agreements
  • Drafting and Negotiating Design Agreements
  • Construction contracts and project oversight, including disputes
  • Operating agreements
  • Joint Venture agreements
Trust and Estates
  • Family Trusted Advisor
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Wealth Management
  • Business Succession Planning

Client Results

Commercial Real Estate
  • Represented boutique hotelier acquiring ownership and management interests in condominium hotels.

  • Ongoing representation of real estate investment fund focused on acquisition, development, financing, and operation of hospitality-oriented real estate portfolio.

  • Representation of private-label snack food manufacturer, including strategic positioning and sale of the company.

  • Ongoing representation of multinational consumer products company in North American real estate matters, including office building acquisition, leasing, and redevelopment work.

Estate and Trust Administration
  • Ongoing service as trusted advisor and trustee for family trusts, family foundation, associated with a snack food family.

  • Past service as trusted advisor and trustee for family trusts for families involved in the frozen food industry.

  • Ongoing service as family trusted advisor for Jackson-based high-net worth families.

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2009-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate Law - Jackson, 2018, 2020, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Real Estate Law, 2014-2023

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wyoming, Member
  • Teton County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Real Property Section, Member
  • Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Jackson, Wyoming, Resource Council, Past Board of Directors, Past Chair
  • Marquette University School of Law, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Advisory Board Member
  • International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, Past Board of Directors
  • Teton County Search & Rescue Foundation, Jackson, Wyoming, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Vice President
  • Teton County Library Foundation, Jackson, Wyoming, Board of Directors
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