Bernard Lee Smith

Bernard L. Smith is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washinton, D.C., office and a member of the firm's the Real Estate Group. He has significant experience in international real estate development and finance, representing developers and brands for hotel, condominium, condo-hotel, fractional interest, timeshare and mixed-use vacation properties located throughout the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East. Recent transactions include:

represented significant U.S. hotel brand in its initial planning and development of fractional vacation resorts in Mexico
represented major hotel developer in the financing of a multiphase fractional development in Punta Mita, Mexico
represented international hotel brand in the development of its first fractional resort in Acapulco, Mexico and the subsequent bulk sale of property
represented major timeshare brand in the due diligence, acquisition of management rights and licensing of substantial points-based club
represented hotel brand in the due diligence, acquisition of management rights and licensing of multi-location fractional club

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate, 2) Global Hospitality, 3) Resort and Timeshare and 4) Condominium Development and Conversion
Law School The George Washington University Law School (J.D.)
Education Syracuse University (B.S.)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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