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Bracewell represents a number of businesses in the hospitality, sports and entertainment industries.  We counsel clients on equity and debt financing, facility development and construction, operation management, and marketing.  On major infrastructure projects such as stadiums, arenas and entertainment venues, we structure naming rights deals and sponsorship agreements.  We frequently prepare development and lease contracts that include both public and private equity and debt financing.

Drawing on our experience in tax, litigation, labor and public law, our lawyers can assist clients on industry-specific projects such as:

  • Luxury suite licensing agreements
  • Concession and retail merchandise contracts
  • Entertainment and telecommunications contracts
  • Facilities management and operations contracts
  • Reservations and computer software contracts
  • Operating agreements
  • Franchise and affiliation arrangements
  • Special purpose real estate investment trusts
  • Tort liability matters
  • Liquor licensing and mixed-beverage compliance
  • Local, state and federal taxation
  • Product licensing

Our clients include major league baseball and national basketball association teams, the world's largest rodeo, local governmental entities, private entertainment venue operators, hotel developers and not-for-profit theatre companies.  Bracewell has played a major role in the financing, development and leasing of a National Football League stadium, a Major League Baseball field, two NBA Basketball arenas, two live entertainment theatres and a 1,100 room convention hotel.  We also advise a wide range of specialized client groups, including professional sports franchises, entertainment producers, broadcast television and radio stations, golf courses, amusement and water parks, restaurants, hotels, amateur sporting events and other major entertainment events and venues.