Dispute Analysis & Litigation Support

LW Hospitality Advisors® (LWHA®) Dispute Analysis & Litigation Support services provides a range of services focused on lodging real estate-related complex litigation involving property economic issues, dispute analysis, damages theory and trial support services. LWHA­® possesses core competencies in property valuation, economics, finance, statistics, damages theory, and expert witness testimony. Coupled with quantitative and technical skills and wide ranging operational hotel experience, this practice provides the benefit of a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving characterized by collaboration, specialized expertise and recognized thought leadership. Our clients include law firms, government entities, developers, investors and lenders.

Dispute Analysis

Dispute analysis occurs at the earliest stages of every engagement to identify the relevant technical issues and to provide a thorough understanding of the real estate and financial components of the case. LWHA® experts vet case issues, providing context and clarity to property and financial issues. We also assist counsel in decisions regarding whether to pursue litigation, alternative dispute resolution options, or other courses of action.

Litigation Consulting

LWHA® assists attorneys in identifying key issues, developing case strategies, and identifying potential experts.

Expert Testimony

LWHA® provides expert testimony relating to property economics and damages issues.

Trial Support

LWHA® assists in framing trial issues, the preparation of rebuttal reports and post-trial memoranda, and in the preparation of cross examination.

Examples of our experience include:

  • Arbitrations and mediations
  • Bankruptcy matters
  • Best practices assessments
  • Class action suits
  • Damages calculations resulting from:
    • breaches of contract and fiduciary responsibility
    • contamination and environmental impairment
    • construction defects
    • lender liability
    • insurance claims
  • Eminent domain proceedings
  • Hotel brand impact
  • Landlord/Tenant dispute
  • Partnership dispute
  • Professional malpractice cases
  • Rent reset
  • Tax matters including:
    • property Tax
    • transfer Tax
    • Income Tax
    • sales tax
    • occupancy tax
    • use tax
  • Valuation of a wide variety of hotel property types and real property interests, including:
    • Partnerships
    • Partial and fractional interests
    • Debt and equity interests in hotel real estate
    • Multi-asset lodging portfolios
    • Leasehold estates
    • Life estates
    • Remainderman estates
    • Leased fee estates