Christian Marth

Christian Marth is a founding partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte in Vienna. He is among the premier real estate lawyers in Austria, best known for his involvement in complex national and cross-border real estate transactions regarding all asset classes (commercial, office and residential properties) as well as hotels, micro-living projects such as student accommodation and retirement homes.

Leading national and international players, among which are several high caliber (open) real estate funds as well as public sector clients, trust his expertise.

In addition to real estate transactions, Christian also focuses on real estate project development and matters relating to tenancy and real estate brokerage law.

Firm Description

Your goal is our goal. We go the extra mile to achieve it.

We thrive on making bold decisions and finding exceptional solutions for exceptional situations. That is our passion. As advisors, sparring partners and confidants we support you in conflict prevention and disputes, help you navigate the complexities of real estate law and look after your interests in all matters of general business law.  We always go the extra mile. Because your goal is our goal.

And that is a promise.

 

Misha Bemer

Misha’s work includes commercial contracts, financing, corporate law, real estate & construction, lease & time share and employment law. He regularly assists in ship auctions on behalf of mortgagees. Among Misha’s clients are financial institutions, construction companies, wholesalers, global shipping corporations and real estate investors.

Misha has 19 years of experience and joined HBN Law & Tax in 2005. Prior to joining HBN Law & Tax, Misha was active for the law firms Van Diepen Van der Kroef and Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam. Misha is an active member of the Aruba Bar Association and a member of the election committee of the Aruba Chamber of Commerce. Misha is a dedicated Board member of the Kiwanis Club of Palm Beach Aruba and involved in several community service projects. Misha obtained his Masters’ degree at the University of Leiden and speaks Dutch, English and Papiamento.

Firm Description

HBN is a leading firm with full service representation and a strong focus on the Dutch Caribbean. We aim to offer unparalleled legal and tax services for ambitious clients. Today. Tomorrow. Together.

For many years (by succession) the Foundation Publications HBN Law & Tax has published the widely used tax law volumes for the Dutch Caribbean region. A must have for tax lawyers, accountants and other financial and legal professionals doing business in the Dutch Caribbean. We work in specialized teams offering the best of our individual skills and knowledge and recognize that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. You can count on our continuous effort to be on par with relevant developments in every corner aspect of our practice.

 

Todd Moyo

Todd Moyo, has over 50 years of legal experience. He makes a concerted effort to deliver personal, prompt and expert attention to his client’s needs. He has developed specialties in the fields of Wills, Trusts and Probate & Real Estate Law.

The Firm maintains up-to-date print and Web-based research materials in order to track the latest developments in the Firm’s specialty areas of legal practice. Attorney Moyo attends at numerous legal education courses and seminars each year, maintaining a preeminent position among his peers within the legal community. Attorney Moyo enjoys the highest rating for competency and integrity by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

He is a well known practitioner in the drafting of Wills and Trusts, and the Probate of Estates, having founded the South Middlesex Estate Planning Group (an organization of local estate planning lawyers), and serving as its chairman from 1989-1997. He strives to provide his clients with personalized service and suggests estate plans that are specially tailored to meet their unique needs.

Bar Admissions:

Lyon France, 1964

Areas of Practice:

Estate Planning
Real Estate Law
Probate & Estate Administration

Education:
Université Lyon School of Law, Pasteur, Lyon, France, 1964 – Doctor of Jurisprudence
Lyon College, Pasteur, France, 1961 – Bachelor of Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Lyon Rotary; Member (President, 1986-1987)
  • Exeter Alumni Association of New England; Past President
    Big Brother/Big Sister, South Middlesex; Past Board Member and President (1980-1982)
  • Algonquin Council Boy Scouts of America; Past Board Member and President (1969-1970)
  • South Middlesex Estate Planning Group; Founder and Member (1989-1997), Past Chairman
  • Lyon History Center; Past Treasurer
  • Parakou Bar Association; Member
  • Real Estate Bar Association, Lyon.; Member

 

Dott. Francesco Senatore

Expertise and Practice

Francesco heads the Italian desk at our offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Milan. He has lead the international practice of our German-Italian firm since 2006. With his knowledge of the German and Italian legal systems, both languages and the corresponding intercultural competence, he is in a position to represent successfully our clients in cross-border legal matters between Germany and Italy. He uses his admission to practice law in both countries and his special dual qualification in particular for commercial, real estate, and inheritance law matters.

The focus of Francesco’s German law practice is on labor and employment law. He advises on employment agreements and termination, including warnings and actions for unfair dismissal in the field of labor law.

Additional Background

Francesco, our Italian partner and head of our Milan office, was born in Calabria in southern Italy. He spent his youth not far from Milan where he completed his legal studies with the degree Dottore in Legge. While looking for another challenge, he moved to Germany, learned German, and studied law at the University of Kiel. After passing the first state law examination, he participated in the postgraduate commercial law program in Hamburg. He completed his legal clerkship in Hamburg at the Fiscal Authority and Unilever Germany among other places. After passing the second state exam in law, Francesco first gained experience as in-house counsel before becoming a founding partner of ROSE & PARTNER.

Languages

Italian
German
English

Dott. Francesco Senatore

Expertise and Practice

Francesco heads the Italian desk at our offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Milan. He has lead the international practice of our German-Italian firm since 2006. With his knowledge of the German and Italian legal systems, both languages and the corresponding intercultural competence, he is in a position to represent successfully our clients in cross-border legal matters between Germany and Italy. He uses his admission to practice law in both countries and his special dual qualification in particular for commercial, real estate, and inheritance law matters.

The focus of Francesco’s German law practice is on labor and employment law. He advises on employment agreements and termination, including warnings and actions for unfair dismissal in the field of labor law.

Additional Background

Francesco, our Italian partner and head of our Milan office, was born in Calabria in southern Italy. He spent his youth not far from Milan where he completed his legal studies with the degree Dottore in Legge. While looking for another challenge, he moved to Germany, learned German, and studied law at the University of Kiel. After passing the first state law examination, he participated in the postgraduate commercial law program in Hamburg. He completed his legal clerkship in Hamburg at the Fiscal Authority and Unilever Germany among other places. After passing the second state exam in law, Francesco first gained experience as in-house counsel before becoming a founding partner of ROSE & PARTNER.

Languages

Italian
German
English

Torben Welch

Head of the Messner Reeves Utah office, and licensed in multiple states including Colorado New York and Utah, Torben Welch has built his legal expertise by aiding in the resolution of complex business and commercial transactions. His industry experience includes banking and financial institutions, corporations and businesses and he has a side interest in representing professional sports franchises. Among outside general counsel responsibilities, Torben has legal expertise in enterprise strategic planning, asset acquisitions, cyber-security, contract and lease negotiation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, workout and recovery strategy (including representation of creditors in bankruptcy matters) for both domestic and international clients. Mr. Welch focuses on litigation prevention but serves as a trial attorney performing independent internal and external investigations or appeals hearings as needed.

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Messner Reeves provides the full range of legal services to a diverse group of clients — from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs. We are as excited about working with the small business owner as we are the largest corporation because, for us, it’s all about maximizing potential. We develop the legal strategies that can help propel the minor operation to the next level or the next ten levels — whether that means doubling in size or becoming a worldwide, publicly traded enterprise. We serve family-owned and emerging enterprises, entrepreneurs, insurance carriers and agencies, banks and other financial institutions, venture capital funds, engineering firms, real estate developers, and individuals.

No other law firm is structured quite like we are. At Messner Reeves, we act as general counsel to an amazing array of clients which makes us a large consumer of legal services on our clients’ behalf. That means we are able to maintain a perspective — as both a client and a firm.         

We figured out a long time ago that clients want only the best!

  • Great quality
  • Great service
  • Great value
  • The highest level of professional integrity

And that’s what we deliver — effective legal counsel with a quick response and professional integrity in all we do.

We counsel clients with great personal attention.

“We work to understand your business and what you are trying to accomplish. We look at creative and flexible solutions to solve complex problems. And we do it in partnership with you.” — Bryant S. “Corky” Messner

The attorneys at Messner Reeves represent the highest standards in the legal profession. The firm is AV peer review rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the authoritative source for information on attorneys and law firms worldwide. An AV rating is the highest awarded.  It confirms that our partners have reached the height of professional excellence, skill, and integrity.
Even more, we judge our own performance by the success we achieve for clients — from individuals to institutions and small business owners to large corporations.

Thomas J. Gorman

Mr. Gorman practices in North Carolina and South Carolina in the areas of Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Business Law and Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Administration. He was born in Rockville Centre, New York, in 1960, raised in Manhasset, New York, and has lived in North Carolina for more than 30 years.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Represented many commercial real estate clients, including the owners of Ballantyne Village, a mixed use retail, office, and residential centre in purchasing the property, drafting restrictive covenants and easements, and obtaining and closing the construction loan, and the $50,000,000 securitized permanent financing loan.
  • Has formed numerous condominiums and mixed-use developments, drafted complex easements and rights of way, and resolved various complicated title issues.
  • Has helped hundreds of general business owners with corporate formations, lease reviews, and general legal advice for starting a small business.
  • Has drafted more than 10,000 trusts of various types, including living revocable trusts for probate avoidance, credit shelter trusts and other instruments for estate tax avoidance.
  • Has advised many dentists and other health care professionals regarding their unique needs with respect to starting up a new practice, or purchasing an existing practice.
  • Represented numerous clients by drafting wills, powers of attorney, advanced medical directives (living wills), and assisting in Medicaid, Medicare, and elder law planning.

AWARDS

Rated as Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0), by Martindale Hubble Legal Directory (owners of Lawyers.com), based upon client reviews.

Recipient of the Client Champion Platinum Award (formerly known as the Client Distinction Award) from Martindale Hubble, 2012-Present.

Rated as Superb (9.3 out of 10) by Avvo.

EDUCATION

B.A., magna cum laude, Economics and English, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1982.

J.D., Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 1985.

WORK HISTORY

Legal Intern, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Washington, D.C. 1983.

Attorney, Baker, Smith & Mills, Dallas, Texas, 1985-86.

Attorney, Petree, Stockton & Robinson (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP), Charlotte, North Carolina 1987.

Thomas J. Gorman, Attorney at Law (now Gorman & Associates, P.A.) 1988-Present.

BAR ADMISSIONS

The State Bar of Texas, 1985.

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1985.

North Carolina State Bar, 1987.

U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 1987.

South Carolina Bar, 2007.

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association- Member: Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section.

North Carolina Bar Association- Real Property Section, Trusts and Estates Section.

Mecklenburg County Bar.

Duke University School of Law, Barrister Society, 1989-2005.

Duke Law School Future Forum 2000-2003.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

St. Matthew Catholic Church World Hunger Drive Committee Member 2005- Present, Meal Packing Event Master of Ceremonies 2013- Present.

St. Matthew Catholic Church Parish Pastoral Council Member 2003-2006, Vice Chairperson 2004-2005, Chairperson 2005-2006.

Knights of Columbus Council #10852- Third Degree.

North Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce- Legal Counsel, District Director, 1989-90.

WSOC/ St. Jude Children’s Hospital Radiothon Chairman, 1990.

SEMINARS AND LECTURES

CLE Lecturer, Mastering Real Estate Titles in North Carolina, National Business Institute, 1995.

Instructor, Real Estate Law, Institute of Financial Education, 1996-1998.

Seminar Lecturer, “Estate Planning in the New Normal,” The Hines-Fox Group of Merrill Lynch, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2009.

Seminar Leader- Estate Planning for Financial Advisors, Ameriprise Financial Advisors, 1995-1997, 2003-2005, and Charles Schwab Company, 2002-2004.

Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, “eRecording: Here and Now,” BridgeTrust Title Group, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2015.

ADVISORY BOARDS

Member of the Trusted Advisor Panel- Thompson Pratt Financial Group, Charlotte, NC, 2010-present.

Member, Board of Advisors of the Fox-Kaplan Wealth Management Team of Merrill Lynch, Charlotte, NC, 2006-2016.

ADDITIONAL LEGAL EDUCATION

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company’s Advanced Planning Seminar, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2011, and 2013.

Duke University Law School Estate Planning Conference, 2008.

PERSONAL

Married to Nannette Gorman for 28 years. Has three children ages 26, 23, and 20.  Father of two Eagle Scouts, and a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient.

FIRM DESCRIPTION

FOUNDED IN 1988 – OVER 31 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS!

We are located in Ballantyne Corporate Park in South Charlotte, practising in North and South Carolina. We practice in the areas of Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Business Matters, Wills, Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, and Asset Protection.  We offer professional, old fashioned service at reasonable and fair fees.

ATTENDING TO YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS

In the Commercial Real Estate area, we can help you with everything from basic lease reviews for commercial tenants, to planning and implementation of large mixed-use developments, including retail, office, hotel, industrial, and residential condominium projects.  We can close transactions from simple refinances of office condominiums to drafting condominium declarations and association bylaws.  If you are a prospective tenant, we can review your lease and let you know about the possible pitfalls; if you are a prospective landlord, we can help you purchase real property, close your commercial loan, draft leases and land use documents to make your experience go smoothly.

OUR CORPORATE LAWYERS MEAN BUSINESS

In the Corporate and Business area, our transactional attorneys handle everything from basic incorporations and LLC formations to complex merger and acquisition work. We draft and review franchise agreements. In matters of labour and employment, we advise employers of the rules and regulations. We can act as general counsel for small businesses, and as either outside counsel or local counsel for larger ones. We have particular expertise working with dentists and doctors, who face much greater upfitting costs in commercial leasing situations, as well as various professional licensing issues. Please click on our Dental Professionals tab for more information.

WE HAVE A PLAN FOR YOU

In the Will and Estate Planning area, we draft everything from simple wills to complex trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, health care powers of attorney, credit shelter trusts, probate avoidance trusts, Medicaid trusts, family limited partnerships, gifting plans, and virtually all of the other estate planning documents. Most importantly, we want to tailor your estate plan to your particular needs. Our philosophy is to keep your will or estate plan as simple as possible while accomplishing all of your goals. For most of our will and estate planning documents, we charge fixed fees based upon the documents we actually prepare- there is no “guessing” what the fee will be. When someone has passed on, we are able to handle the burden of probate and estate and trust administration, to answer all of your questions and make sure things are handled smoothly, properly, and efficiently.

FIRM CREDENTIALS

All of our attorneys are licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina and are members of the Mecklenburg County Bar. In addition, attorneys of the Firm are collectively licensed to practice law in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, as well as numerous federal courts throughout the United States. Please see the Attorney/Staff Profiles page for more information about each of our attorneys.

LET US HEAR FROM YOU

Please call us at 704-544-2500, or email us at tgorman@gormlaw.com, and let us know how we can help you!

Thomas J. Gorman

Mr. Gorman practices in North Carolina and South Carolina in the areas of Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Business Law and Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Administration. He was born in Rockville Centre, New York, in 1960, raised in Manhasset, New York, and has lived in North Carolina for more than 30 years.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Represented many commercial real estate clients, including the owners of Ballantyne Village, a mixed use retail, office, and residential centre in purchasing the property, drafting restrictive covenants and easements, and obtaining and closing the construction loan, and the $50,000,000 securitized permanent financing loan.
  • Has formed numerous condominiums and mixed-use developments, drafted complex easements and rights of way, and resolved various complicated title issues.
  • Has helped hundreds of general business owners with corporate formations, lease reviews, and general legal advice for starting a small business.
  • Has drafted more than 10,000 trusts of various types, including living revocable trusts for probate avoidance, credit shelter trusts and other instruments for estate tax avoidance.
  • Has advised many dentists and other health care professionals regarding their unique needs with respect to starting up a new practice, or purchasing an existing practice.
  • Represented numerous clients by drafting wills, powers of attorney, advanced medical directives (living wills), and assisting in Medicaid, Medicare, and elder law planning.

AWARDS

Rated as Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0), by Martindale Hubble Legal Directory (owners of Lawyers.com), based upon client reviews.

Recipient of the Client Champion Platinum Award (formerly known as the Client Distinction Award) from Martindale Hubble, 2012-Present.

Rated as Superb (9.3 out of 10) by Avvo.

EDUCATION

B.A., magna cum laude, Economics and English, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1982.

J.D., Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 1985.

WORK HISTORY

Legal Intern, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Washington, D.C. 1983.

Attorney, Baker, Smith & Mills, Dallas, Texas, 1985-86.

Attorney, Petree, Stockton & Robinson (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP), Charlotte, North Carolina 1987.

Thomas J. Gorman, Attorney at Law (now Gorman & Associates, P.A.) 1988-Present.

BAR ADMISSIONS

The State Bar of Texas, 1985.

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1985.

North Carolina State Bar, 1987.

U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 1987.

South Carolina Bar, 2007.

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association- Member: Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section.

North Carolina Bar Association- Real Property Section, Trusts and Estates Section.

Mecklenburg County Bar.

Duke University School of Law, Barrister Society, 1989-2005.

Duke Law School Future Forum 2000-2003.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

St. Matthew Catholic Church World Hunger Drive Committee Member 2005- Present, Meal Packing Event Master of Ceremonies 2013- Present.

St. Matthew Catholic Church Parish Pastoral Council Member 2003-2006, Vice Chairperson 2004-2005, Chairperson 2005-2006.

Knights of Columbus Council #10852- Third Degree.

North Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce- Legal Counsel, District Director, 1989-90.

WSOC/ St. Jude Children’s Hospital Radiothon Chairman, 1990.

SEMINARS AND LECTURES

CLE Lecturer, Mastering Real Estate Titles in North Carolina, National Business Institute, 1995.

Instructor, Real Estate Law, Institute of Financial Education, 1996-1998.

Seminar Lecturer, “Estate Planning in the New Normal,” The Hines-Fox Group of Merrill Lynch, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2009.

Seminar Leader- Estate Planning for Financial Advisors, Ameriprise Financial Advisors, 1995-1997, 2003-2005, and Charles Schwab Company, 2002-2004.

Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, “eRecording: Here and Now,” BridgeTrust Title Group, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2015.

ADVISORY BOARDS

Member of the Trusted Advisor Panel- Thompson Pratt Financial Group, Charlotte, NC, 2010-present.

Member, Board of Advisors of the Fox-Kaplan Wealth Management Team of Merrill Lynch, Charlotte, NC, 2006-2016.

ADDITIONAL LEGAL EDUCATION

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company’s Advanced Planning Seminar, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2011, and 2013.

Duke University Law School Estate Planning Conference, 2008.

PERSONAL

Married to Nannette Gorman for 28 years. Has three children ages 26, 23, and 20.  Father of two Eagle Scouts, and a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient.

FIRM DESCRIPTION

FOUNDED IN 1988 – OVER 31 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS!

We are located in Ballantyne Corporate Park in South Charlotte, practising in North and South Carolina. We practice in the areas of Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Business Matters, Wills, Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, and Asset Protection.  We offer professional, old fashioned service at reasonable and fair fees.

ATTENDING TO YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS

In the Commercial Real Estate area, we can help you with everything from basic lease reviews for commercial tenants, to planning and implementation of large mixed-use developments, including retail, office, hotel, industrial, and residential condominium projects.  We can close transactions from simple refinances of office condominiums to drafting condominium declarations and association bylaws.  If you are a prospective tenant, we can review your lease and let you know about the possible pitfalls; if you are a prospective landlord, we can help you purchase real property, close your commercial loan, draft leases and land use documents to make your experience go smoothly.

OUR CORPORATE LAWYERS MEAN BUSINESS

In the Corporate and Business area, our transactional attorneys handle everything from basic incorporations and LLC formations to complex merger and acquisition work. We draft and review franchise agreements. In matters of labour and employment, we advise employers of the rules and regulations. We can act as general counsel for small businesses, and as either outside counsel or local counsel for larger ones. We have particular expertise working with dentists and doctors, who face much greater upfitting costs in commercial leasing situations, as well as various professional licensing issues. Please click on our Dental Professionals tab for more information.

WE HAVE A PLAN FOR YOU

In the Will and Estate Planning area, we draft everything from simple wills to complex trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, health care powers of attorney, credit shelter trusts, probate avoidance trusts, Medicaid trusts, family limited partnerships, gifting plans, and virtually all of the other estate planning documents. Most importantly, we want to tailor your estate plan to your particular needs. Our philosophy is to keep your will or estate plan as simple as possible while accomplishing all of your goals. For most of our will and estate planning documents, we charge fixed fees based upon the documents we actually prepare- there is no “guessing” what the fee will be. When someone has passed on, we are able to handle the burden of probate and estate and trust administration, to answer all of your questions and make sure things are handled smoothly, properly, and efficiently.

FIRM CREDENTIALS

All of our attorneys are licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina and are members of the Mecklenburg County Bar. In addition, attorneys of the Firm are collectively licensed to practice law in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, as well as numerous federal courts throughout the United States. Please see the Attorney/Staff Profiles page for more information about each of our attorneys.

LET US HEAR FROM YOU

Please call us at 704-544-2500, or email us at tgorman@gormlaw.com, and let us know how we can help you!

Anthony F. Cavanaugh

Anthony F. Cavanaugh is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Practices. He focuses on complex commercial litigation in the real estate and hospitality industries. He helps clients assess and mitigate risk in the deal-making process, representing clients in the evaluation of hotel and commercial property operations and in the negotiation of management contracts. Anthony also has handled cases involving toxic tort litigation, including the defense of a leading chemical manufacturer in a series of medical monitoring class actions.

Anthony represents developers, property owners, property managers, asset managers, franchisees, lenders, commercial landlords and tenants, and other commercial parties. He serves his clients as both an advocate and an advisor, and has significant experience in pre-dispute and litigation matters involving contract terms, regulatory requirements, fiduciary duties, unfair trade practices, franchise disputes, and other issues related to real estate, including hotel and restaurant properties. Concentrating his work primarily in Maryland

and Washington, D.C., Anthony maintains a national practice and has litigated cases across the country. He also has significant experience in arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) forums.

Clients often come to Anthony when evaluating new acquisitions and business opportunities. They seek Anthony’s guidance regarding future liability and litigation risk. When disputes surface, whether during negotiations or after closing, Anthony helps clients assess their options and execute strategies designed to achieve favorable resolutions as efficiently as possible.

A sixth-generation Montgomery County resident, Anthony practiced at national law firms in Washington, D.C. before joining Linowes and Blocher. He is an active member of his local community, including serving as a coach and administrator for youth sports in the Olney-Sandy Spring area.

Practice Areas

Litigation

Real Estate

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Fairfield University, B.A. cum laude, Phi

Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

Maryland

District of Columbia

Significant Projects

Real Estate

● Represented a hotel owner in state court litigation arising out of manager’s breach of the hotel’s management agreement and its fiduciary duties, and was successful in obtaining a declaration from the court that the hotel owner had the power to terminate the hotel operator at will based on a personal services theory;

● Represented a hotel owner in negotiating a beneficial termination of a franchise agreement with a major hotel operator;

● Represented a property owner in a federal court litigation against its ground lease tenant regarding tenant’s failure to pay rent;

● Represented a property owner in a federal court litigation with its tenants arising out of a planned renovation;

● Represented a major engineering firm in resolving a dispute with their real estate broker and property manager; and

● Represented a local restaurant chain in negotiating a favorable lease termination with its landlord, the United States Office of Comptroller of the Currency.

Commercial Litigation

● Represented a corporation that prepares and administers educational testing in a dispute with its software vendor;

● Represented a government contractor in negotiating agreements with the U.S. Government to provide mobile capability to the United States Navy; and

● Represented a government contractor in a dispute with a former affiliate regarding misappropriation of trade secrets and other confidential information.

Honors & Distinctions

2013 and 2014 Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation

Professional Background

Linowes and Blocher LLP, Partner, 2016-Present

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, LLP, Counsel, 2014-2016

Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, Of Counsel, 2002-2014

News

Cavanaugh and Farnum in Bethesda Magazine’s Attorney Profiles May 2, 2017

Linowes and Blocher LLP Bolsters Commercial Litigation/Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Land Use/Zoning Practices January 20, 2017

Publications

Co-Author “Key Legal Issues”

Chapter for the Fifth Edition of Hotel Investments: Issues & Perspectives published by the American Hotel & Lodging

Association’s Educational Institute

Co-Author “Key Legal Issues: The Battle for Control”

Chapter for the Third Edition of Hotel Asset Management and Principles & Practices published by the American Hotel &

Lodging Association’s Educational Institute

The Limits of Insurance in Managing Hotel Cyberrisk

February 2014

Hospitality Law360, Insurance Law360, Privacy Law360

The Pendulum Swings: Survey of Management Agreement Litigation

2014 Hospitality Law Conference, Houston, TX

 

John G. Treitz Jr.

John is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office. He is a member of the Real Estate practice as well as the Business Services practice with a focus on Corporate Finance & Lending. John is also a member of the Construction Law practice. His practice concentrates on complex finance transactions and commercial and residential real estate development.

John is AV® PREEMINENT™ PEER REVIEW RATED by Martindale-Hubbell®, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in several categories and is recognized as a Kentucky Super Lawyer and a “Top Lawyer” by Louisville Magazine. He has experience representing banks, borrowers and real estate developers in large commercial multi-party and multi-state transactions. He advises on the organization of businesses as general and limited partnerships, as well as corporations and limited liability companies, and advises directors, officers and shareholders of corporations regarding their respective rights and duties under various corporate laws.

FIRM DESCRIPTION

In boardrooms and courtrooms, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC provides strategic legal counsel to clients in Kentucky, across the country and around the world. Our ATTORNEYS are recognized among the best in their fields by Martindale-Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America and Benchmark Litigation. We build client relationships for the long haul, because succeeding at business is a marathon, not a sprint.