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Tourism brings South Carolina more than $15 billion in annual revenue, and the hospitality industry serves as the state’s largest employer. Both the public and private sectors have a vested interest in the health and long-term growth of South Carolina’s hospitality industry. State and local government initiatives to support tourism and visitor traffic, therefore, come as no surprise. Staying up-to-date on legal and regulatory development that impact the hospitality industry, such as tax breaks in lodging, is more important than ever. Turner Padget provides companies with in-depth, South Carolina-centric industry knowledge that companies in the service industry need.

Turner Padget offers a full array of legal services directed toward companies in the hospitality sector. From the mountain resorts above Greenville to the ocean-side resorts of Myrtle Beach, we assist clients with matters ranging from regulatory compliance to litigation. Our clients include resort and hotel developers, hotel owners, golf and country clubs, and hotel management companies. Whether we are handling a major acquisition, a complex land development project, or local club membership matters, our clients know that they will receive superior, thoughtful, and focused counsel.

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Employment law
  • Franchising
  • Project development, including resorts and golf clubs
  • Financing
  • Tax planning and property tax appeals
  • Licensing, zoning, land use planning and permitting
  • Project disposition
  • Ownership programs for mixed-use condominiums, country clubs and condominium-hotels
  • Timeshare and fractional ownership products
  • Management agreements
  • Club documents
  • Joint venture agreements

Representative Engagements

  • Represented a hotel owner in the $68,000,000 sale of a group of hotels.
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts for clients in the hospitality industry in diverse areas, including formation of entities and negotiating management contracts for both owners and management companies and providing risk management advice.
  • Counseling hospitality clients on employment and litigation matters.
  • Represented hotel in a successful property tax appeal