Lauren Giovannone joins Gibson Dunn

Lauren was previously Co-Chair of the Hospitality & Leisure Practice at Paul Hastings. She represents real estate development companies, financial institutions, investors, and commercial lessors and tenants in all aspects of the acquisition, development and finance of hotels and resorts, condo-hotels, branded residential projects, theme and water parks, and large mixed-use projects. Lauren negotiates management, franchise, licensing and branding agreements; restaurant leases and management agreements; preopening, technical service and PIP agreements; marketing and sales agreements; subordination and non-disturbance agreements; executive compensation and consulting agreements; and celebrity chef joint venture and management agreements.