We provide resort, hospitality, and leisure business clients with the results-oriented legal counsel and innovative business solutions they need to build and succeed.

Whether you are planning a mixed-use resort, developing a fractional interest project, operating a ski area, golf course, or hotel, or renegotiating lending and management agreements, we have the experience and legal expertise to assist you in every phase of your development.

With our offices in Aspen, Boulder, Denver, Jackson Hole, Reno, and Salt Lake City, we have long been involved in ski area and golf course development projects. Our attorneys are knowledgeable, not only about the unique regulations and codes that affect development projects in mountain resort towns, but - because they regularly appear before those towns' local planning and zoning commissions-they can also offer valuable insight into the unwritten policies, procedures and inclinations of decision- makers that often influence the outcome of a particular development issue.

Our Resort, Lodging, and Leisure Industry Group is comprised of industry specialists in the areas of law most important to the hospitality and tourism industry:

  • Commercial Real Estate and Resort Development
  • Zoning and Entitlements
  • Project Construction and Design Contracts
  • Resort Financing and Receivables Financing
  • Lease and Use Agreements
  • Ski Area Representation
  • Hotel and Resort Management and Operations Issues
  • Vacation and Fractional Ownership and Condominium Development
  • Taxation
  • Conservation Easements
  • Tax Credits
  • State and Federal Regulatory Permitting and Environmental Compliance, and Forest Service
  • Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Gaming
  • Water Rights and Wetlands
  • Natural Resources and Minerals
  • Indian Law
  • Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (licensing, violations, policies & procedures)

Resorts, Lodging, and Leisure Client Results

  • Representation of ski areas throughout the United States and in Canada, and New Zealand in all matters relating to ownership, operation, financing and development, as well as permitting, employment law and litigation.
  • Represented lender in a $150 million loan for the development of a ski area base village.

  • Represented lender in a $100 million loan for a luxury ski area hotel development.

  • Drafted complex rules and regulations for high-end fractional ownership interest communities.

  • Guided a client with the purchase of a large, historic ranch in Garfield County, Colorado, including implementation of new land use plan and significant restructuring of historic irrigation water rights.

  • Represented many ranch owners in granting and benefiting from easements, licenses and other rights for hunting and fishing.
  • Represented golf club members in acquiring and restructuring of several golf clubs.

  • Represented bond holders in restructuring of bonds that financed a resort’s residential water supply system.

BAND 1: Hotels & Leisure Attorney in Chambers USA

Beat Steiner: BAND 1 Chambers USA 2020 - Real Estate: Hotels & Leisure, Colorado

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