What We Do

Thompson HD Knows Hospitality Law

Thompson HD understands the hospitality industry and its participants: owners, developers, managers/operators, branders/licensors, lenders, investors, contractors, and others. We understand how these entities work together toward a common goal and also how their interests can be distinct. We understand REVPAR, EBIDTA, NOI, FF&E, F&B, PIPs and more. Our team focuses on the client’s particular interests in the hospitality arena.


We have unsurpassed experience representing hotel clients in insurance matters (adverse to insurers), including on claims seeking recovery after hurricanes, floods, fires, and other events. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on hotel claims, either in settlements or verdicts. We know how to work with insurers, adjusters, forensic accountants, contractors, industrial hygienists, and other experts. We know the windows of opportunity for resolution in insurance claims, and when litigation is needed, we know how to win.

Management Agreements and Other Contracts

We have experience with hotel management/operating agreements, license agreements, and other contracts unique to the hospitality industry, particularly in disputes between managers and owners.


We have handled numerous hotel-related disputes, including between owner and manager, or involving lenders, guests, employees, government regulators, and others. We represent clients in court, arbitrations, and other alternative dispute resolution venues.

Construction & Environmental

We have hotel experience regarding construction and renovation, including when things go wrong (defects, environmental, mold, and litigation).

Thompson HD knows Hospitality Law

Thompson HD bills at hourly rates, significantly lower than big firms, or under flexible fee arrangements. For further information contact our team or call us at (202) 256-9910.

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1717 K Street NW, Suite 900,
Washington, DC 20006

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