Michael J. Sullivan

Attorney in Orlando, FL
Michael J. Sullivan is Co-Chair of the firm's Hospitality Group. Mike has wide-ranging experience in the acquisition, development, finance and disposition of hotels, resorts, branded residences and condo-hotels, and health care-related properties; management, franchise and operating agreements for hotels; publicly financed hotel management agreements; seniors housing management and third-party lease agreements; construction and permanent financings (balance sheet and CMBS); and the purchase of distressed mortgage debt instruments secured by hospitality-related and medical real estate.

Areas of Concentration

•Acquisition, development, finance and disposition of hotels, resorts, branded mixed-use hotel, residence and condo-hotel projects, senior living communities, surgical centers and medical office buildings

•Hotel management and franchise agreements; publicly financed hotel management agreements

•Public and private development and finance agreements

•Real estate sale-leaseback transactions

•Workouts and restructurings

•Hotel and health care facility construction, mezzanine, bridge and term financings

•Commercial, ground and net leasing

Awards & Recognition

•Listed,The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2005-2014

•Lawyer of the Year, Orlando Real Estate Law, 2013

•Listed,Chambers USA Guide, Real Estate and Leisure Hospitality, 2004-2014

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2014

•Team Member,The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013

•Team Member, aLaw360Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011, 2012 and 2013

•Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013

•Listed,The Legal 500 United States, 2007-2010 and 2012

•Listed,Orlandomagazine, The Best Lawyers in Orlando, 2010

•Listed,Florida Trendmagazine, Legal Elite, Litigation, 2004-2006

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

•Quoted, Hospitality Group Of The Year: Greenberg Traurig ,Law 360, January 17, 2014

•Author, Restructuring the Condo Hotel Equity Model ,Real Estate Finance Journal, Summer 2012

•Author, The Tale of an Ousted Hotel Manager: Understanding the Mal-Alignment of Interests of Hotel Owners and Hotel Managers ,HotelExecutive.com, December 5, 2011

•Author, Remedying Athlete Agent Abuse: A Securities Law Approach,Entertainment & Sports Law Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, University of Miami School of Law, Fall 1984

Lectures

•Panelist, 34 th Annual New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, June 2012

•Moderator, Hotel Management Agreement Stress Points in the Post Sub-Prime Meltdown, NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, June 2011

•Panelist, 2010 Healthcare Reform Legislation - Impacts on Real Estate Markets,The Orlando Business Journal, June 2010

•Panelist, 32 nd Anniversary International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, New York University, June 2010

•Panelist, Practicing Law Institute - Hotels, New York, June 2010

•Panelist, Practicing Law Institute - Hotels, New York, February 2010

•Panelist, 31 st Anniversary International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, New York University, June 2009

•Panelist, Practicing Law Institute - Hotels, New York University, New York, May 2009

•Panelist, Practicing Law Institute - Hotels, New York University, New York, May 2008

•Panelist, 30 th Anniversary International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, New York University, June 2008

•Panelist, Practicing Law Institute - Hotels, New York University, New York, September 2007

•Panelist, 29 th Annual Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, New York University, New York, June 2007

•Panelist, 28 th Annual International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, New York University, New York, June 2006

•Panelist, Practicing Law Institute - Hotels, New York University, New York, May 2006

•Panelist, 27 th Annual International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, New York University, New York, June 2005

•Panelist, 26 th Annual International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, New York University, New York, June 2004

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

06.02.14 Nine Greenberg Traurig Orlando Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.29.14 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

06.11.13 55 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included In 2013 Chambers USA Guide

05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 176 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas

01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360

11.20.12 Greenberg Traurig Receives Most Overall First-Tier Rankings for Florida in the 2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firm' Listings

11.01.12 Greenberg Traurig Receives Most Overall First-Tier Rankings in the 2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firm' Listings

10.02.12 Greenberg Traurig Orlando Shareholders Joel D. Maser and Michael J. Sullivan Named 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America

09.14.12 22 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America

Published Articles

07.02.12 Restructuring the Condo Hotel Equity Model

12.05.11 The Tale of an Ousted Hotel Manager - Understanding the Mal-Alignment of Interests of Hotel Owners and Hotel Managers

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Areas of Law

  • Hotels, Resorts and Clubs
  • Real Estate
  • Gaming
  • Financial Institutions

 

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Experience & Credentials

Position

Co-Chair, Hospitality Group; Shareholder

Admission Details

Admitted in 1984, Florida

Law School Attended

University of Connecticut School of Law
Class of 1984
J.D.
with honors

University Attended

Yale University
Class of 1980
B.A.

Birth Information

Born in 1957
New Haven, Connecticut, 1957

Associations & Memberships

Professional & Community Involvement•Board Member, YMCA, Orlando Metropolitan, Board of Directors•Chairman, Aspire Charter Academy School, Orlando, Flo... More

Representative Cases

Represented Hilton Hotels Corporation in connection with the development and management of a 500-room Waldorf Astoria and a 1,000-room Hilton in the Bonnet Creek master development near Disney World in Orlando, Florida.; Represented Hilton Hotels Corporation in the land acquisition, joint venture agreement negotiations, hotel management agreement n... More

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407.418.2376

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407.420.5909

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Michael J. Sullivan
Co-Chair, Hospitality Group; Shareholder
 450 South Orange Avenue, Suite 650,
Orlando, FL 32801

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