Hospitality

Hospitality

The hospitality industry team of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel provides counsel to owners, operators, and developers of major hotel, resort, and restaurant properties in the U.S. and Caribbean and to the world’s largest passenger cruise lines.  We defend claims for personal injury and wrongful death, negligent security and premises liability, as well as contracts, concessionaire agreements, leases, dram shop claims, partnership disputes, liquor liability and licensing matters, financing, franchise issues, major acquisitions, resort development, construction, and negligent hiring and retention.   We routinely counsel our clients and provide training programs to avoid costly litigation through preventative training, procedures, and policies.

Our offices in South Florida and our experience throughout the Caribbean, including offices located in Kingston, Jamaica and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, have positioned us to respond quickly to our Caribbean clients. We represent hospitality interests throughout the Caribbean basin, including but not limited to Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, the Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

Our attorneys regularly write and speak on topics relating to the hospitality industry, including at the Hospitality Law Conference and the Global Congress on Travel. If you would like to receive copies of any of the articles or presentations below or to subscribe to our Premises Liability Update, please contact us.

Reducing Hotel and Resort Liability for Pool Safety Negligence
Duty to Monitor and Maintain Video Surveillance Systems
Premises Liability:  The Basic Steps to Protect Your Company
Representing Cruise Lines and Beachfront Hotels
Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Waivers