Tourism is Kentucky's third largest industry. National chains and local entrepreneurs alike continue to identify opportunities for capitalizing on travel and entertainment trends in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort and statewide.
McBrayer provides experienced counsel and representation to the hospitality industry. Our services range from drafting of the instruments necessary to establishing and operating a business to matters that are unique to the lodging, food service and travel industries such as alcoholic beverage licensing and enforcement, tourism grants and innkeeper liability.
Our clients include hotels and motels, restaurants and bars, shopping malls and entertainment centers, amusement parks and attractions, breweries and distilleries, and other tourism and travel-related businesses, including a number of regional and national clients. Our firm also serves as general counsel to the National Tour Association (NTA), the largest travel trade association in the U.S., and the Kentucky Travel Industry Association (NTIA), formerly known as the Kentucky Tourism Council.
Kentucky Hotel and Hospitality Law Attorneys
Our attorneys understand the hospitality and tourism industry — what drives development and the challenges those businesses face. Our diverse areas of practice enable us to address:
- Real estate transactions and leases
- Land acquisition and land use planning
- Development and construction
- Corporate formation and ownership agreements
- Employee management relations and employment contracts
- Franchising agreements
- Vendor contracts
- Alcoholic beverage regulation
- General business licensing and regulation
- Tourism development grants and other financing
- Tort defense (dram shop liability, innkeeper liability, assaults, property loss, food poisoning)
Hotel properties and tourist attractions are sometimes burdened by heightened legal duties to their guests and patrons. Our lawyers can advise on strategies to minimize both civil liability and regulatory burdens.
The McBrayer Advantage
From our industry relationships, we can expose clients to opportunities they might otherwise not know about. From our wide experience in business law and litigation, we can recommend protections and shield clients from many legal conflicts.