Client List (Partial)
Client Court Representation Property Issue
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC State- Bridgeport CT Plaintiff Abercrombie & Kent Private Residence Club
[Dominican Republic]
Standard of Care as regards fire & life safety for brand affiliator.
Pinto & Dubia LLP State- Santa Ana CA Defense Balboa Bay Club
[Newport Beach CA]
Damages calculation in a fractional conversion of an apartment complex.
Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller Federal- Philadelphia PA Defense Bear Creek Mountain Resort
[Macungie PA]
Defense for asserted wrongful termination of resort management agreement.
Klinedinst PC State- Santa Ana CA Defense Candlewood Suites
[Anaheim CA]
Business Interruption Damages resulting from asserted construction defects.
Morris Sperry Law State- Park City UT Plaintiff The Canyons
Grand Summit Resort
[Park City UT]
Harm to unit owners from developer's withdrawal of usage rights to certain common amenities.
Law Offices of Belofsky & Hanker LLP State- Riverside CA Defense Cathedral City Boys' Club Resort
[Cathedral City CA]
Standard of Care for life safety at a resort.
Van de Poel, Levy and Allen LLP (and others) State- Monterey CA Defense Coachman's Inn
[Carmel CA]
Business Interruption Damages for asserted construction defects.
Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay PC Federal- Dallas TX Plaintiff Conestoga Resort
[Anaheim CA]
Proof that partial conversion of a bankrupt resort was not financially feasible.

Tanner Law Firm

State- Las Vegas NV

Plaintiff

The Cosmopolitan [Las Vegas NV]

Standard of Care in designing traffic paths through casino food court to minimize slips and falls.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

American Arbitration Association- Madison WI

Defense

The Edgewater [Madison WI]

Business Interruption Damages resulting from construction and design defects & delays

Rankin, Sproat, Mires, Beaty & Reynolds State- Sacramento CA Defense Embassy Suites
[Sacramento CA]
Business Interruption Damages resulting from construction delays.

Bragg & Kuluva

State- San Diego CA Defense

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
[La Jolla CA]

Standard of Care re measures to protect resort guests from wild bird attacks.

Madia Law

State- Minneapolis MN

Plaintiff

Fairfield by Marriott [Minneapolis MN]

Class Action resulting from theft of housekeeping gratuities by management

Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA

State- Phoenix AZ

Defense

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort [Scottsdale AZ]

Standard of Care re swimming pool operations, design & safety in a pool accident case

Wolfenzon Rolle State- Santa Barbara CA Defense Four Seasons Resort- The Biltmore
[Santa Barbara CA]
Business Interruption Damages resulting from asserted construction defects.

Pierce, Herns, Sloan & Wilson, LLC

Federal- Beaufort SC

Plaintiff

French Quarter Resort
[Branson MO]

Negligence/breach of duty concerning sales, development, and operational functions with a timeshare resort.

McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges, & Ambacher LLP State -Fremont CA Defense Good Nite Inn
[Fremont CA]
Standard of Care concerning response to Megan's Law disclosure.
Wartelle, Weaver & Schreiber State- San Francisco CA Plaintiff Granada Hotel
[San Francisco CA]
Wage and Hour support for underpaid employees in a class action.
Robbins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP State- Los Angeles CA Plaintiff Grand Central Hotel & Casino
[Las Vegas NV]
Custom and Standard Practice for hotel real estate development contracts.
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP State- San Diego CA Defense Hard Rock Hotel
[San Diego CA]
Condo-hotel standards of care, homeowners association governance & fee assessments in asserted class action.

Dimarco, Araulo, Montevideo Law Offices

State- Santa Ana CA

Plaintiff

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort [Huntington Beach CA]

Duty of Care concerning timely placement of call for emergency services

Callahan & Blaine

State- Los Angeles CA

Plaintiff

Holiday Inn Express [Lebec CA]

Security Breach and rape resulting from grant of unauthorized access to occupied guestroom

Law Offices of Guy R. Bayley Federal- Pasadena CA Defense Holiday Inn Express
[Woodland Hills CA]
Ability of hotel to support prospective mortgage obligations.

Bragg & Kuluva

State- San Diego CA

Defense

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine [La Jolla CA]

Standard of Care concerning facility maintenance

Kaiser, Swindells & Eiler

State- Palm Springs CA Defense

Hyatt Regency Suites
[Palm Springs CA]

Duty to disclose presence of Legionella bacteria at change in hotel management companies.

Glenn J. Niemela, Barrister & Solicitor Provincial- Vancouver BC Defense Jervis Inlet Resort [Egmont BC] Defense against site down-zoning in a foreclosure action.
Harris, Green & Dennison Federal- Sacramento CA Defense Lake Tahoe Vacation Ownership Resort
[South Lake Tahoe CA]
Colloquial use of the term "condominium" at a timeshare resort as pertinent in an insurance dispute.

Scott R. Larson PC

State- Dan Diego CA

Plaintiff

Lawrence Welk’s Desert Oasis [Cathedral City CA]

Duty of Care regarding windborne objects

Law Offices of John A. Biard State- Santa Clara CA Defense Los Gatos Lodge
[Los Gatos CA]
Standard of Care defense in a slip and fall related to uneven pavement.

Herman Law

State- Miami FL

Plaintiff

Marriott Courtyard [Coral Gables FL]

Responsibility matrix among entities in sexual harassment and human trafficking case

Lynn, Tillotson & Pinker LLP State- Dallas TX Plaintiff Maxim Hotel & Casino
[Las Vegas NV]
Damages calculation regarding conversion of hotel to timesharing.

Law Offices of Jeffrey Fleitman

State- Los Angeles CA

Plaintiff

Motel 6 [Carpenteria CA]

Standard of Care re double-booking same guestroom with resultant guest assault

Murray & Murray LLP Federal- Toledo OH Plaintiff Multiple online travel agencies Underpayment of Transient Occupancy Taxes.
Baker & Hostetler LLP State- New York NY Defense New York Palace Hotel
[New York NY]
Determination that owner's representative's compensation was within standards.
Akerman Senterfitt LLP State-Daytona Beach FL Plaintiff Ocean Walk Resort
[Daytona Beach FL]
Standard of Care concerning timeshare condominium management.

Austin, Brownwood, Cannon, & Santa Cruz

State- San Diego CA

Defense

Paradise Point Resort [San Diego CA]

Standard of Care re clear and unobstructed window glass in a guestroom accident

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP JAMS LLC Alternative Dispute Resolution Service- Washington DC Defense Pond Bay Club
[St. John USVI]
Determination of fair compensation for project executive charged with developing destination fractional resort.

Murchison & Cumming LLP

State- San Bernardino CA

Defense

Quality Inn [San Bernardino CA]

Standard of Care re carbon monoxide poisoning in guestroom resulting in death

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP State- Los Angeles CA Defense Queen Mary Ocean Liner
[Long Beach CA]
Breach of Fiduciary Duty by operators of moored ocean liner.
McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland PLLC State- Bowling Green KY Defense Ramada Inn
[Bowling Green KY]
Standard of Practice regarding provision and maintenance of guestroom window locks.
Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly P.C. State- Wilmington DE Defense ResortQuest Private Residence
[Bethany Beach DE]
Standard of Care defense concerning rental agent responsive service to mitigate an infectious agent.
Cheong Denove Rowell & Bennett State- Pasadena CA Plaintiff Ritz Carlton Huntington
[Pasadena CA]
Standard of Care re retention of evidence.
Baker & McKenzie, LLP International Court for the Settlement of Business Disputes- Paris, France Defense Siag Resort Project
[Taba Egypt]
Damages to developer of resort resulting from land seizure by sovereign government.
Wagner & Pelayes, LLP State- Victorville CA Plaintiff Silver Lakes Resort [Helendale CA] Violations by developer of the California Vacation ownership and Timeshare Act of 2004.

Jones Vargas LLP

State- Las Vegas NV Defense Sisolak Timeshare Project
[Las Vegas NV]
Disproof that highest and best use of land was for high-rise timeshare resort (avigation case).
Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP Federal- Springfield MA Plaintiff Snowy Owl Resort
[New Ashford MA]
Damages to mountainside resort resulting from construction of wind turbines on crest of ridgeline.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin

State- Philadelphia PA

Defense

Sofitel Rittenhouse Square [Philadelphia PA]

Security Breach concerning grant of unauthorized access to occupied guestroom

Murchison & Cumming LLP

State- Los Angeles CA

Defense

Super 8 Motel [North Hollywood CA]

Standard of Care re handicap bathroom specification and maintenance

Judge Patricia Ann Hurst-Willard Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court- Anguilla BWI Plaintiff Turtle's Nest Beach Resort
[Anguilla BWI]
Determination of harm to unit owners within a resort caused by encroachment of a new building.

Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly, PC

State- Wilmington DE Defense

Vacation Rental House
[Bethany Beach DE]

Standard of Care defense concerning rental agent responsive service to mitigate an infectious agent.

Law Offices of Manuel San Juan

Federal- San Juan PR

Plaintiff

W Retreat & Spa [Vieques Island PR]

Duty of Care to vet vendors recommended by hotel to its guests

Bullivant Houser Baily PC State- San Diego CA Defense Welk Resort
San Diego
[Escondido CA]
Determination of business interruption damages when a wildfire caused the timeshare sales line to close down.
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