Jeff Bjork was named Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year Honoree and Meghan Cocci was a Real Estate Attorney of the Year finalist in the esteemed report.
Meghan Cocci, Global Co-Chair of the Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure Industry Group, represents property owners, investors, and operators on their most complex and highest-value projects and transactions around the world.
A nationally recognized real estate lawyer, Ms. Cocci advises clients on a broad range of transactions and strategic matters with a particular focus on the hospitality industry. She delivers creative and business-focused counsel to a variety of market participants, including hotel and non-hotel real estate investment trusts (REITs), private equity funds, family offices, real estate developers, and hotel brands.
Ms. Cocci’s practice includes:
- Single asset and portfolio property acquisitions and dispositions
- Negotiation of management agreements, franchise agreements, and related matters
- Joint ventures
- Acquisitions and dispositions of hotel management companies
- Strategic advice on mixed-use developments
Ms. Cocci brings more than two decades of experience advising on many of the most significant hospitality transactions in the United States and internationally, including in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Drawing on her sophisticated industry knowledge and strong working relationships with key market players, she offers strategic insights into how business and legal issues can play out in the long term.
Ms. Cocci regularly receives recognition as a leading lawyer in the hospitality industry, including by Chambers USA, Law360, and the National Law Journal. She has also been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Leaders in Law Awards as a Real Estate Attorney of the Year finalist.
Ms. Cocci frequently speaks on real estate topics at major hotel conferences and other industry events, including the New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Georgetown University Law Center Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit, the Berlin International Hotel and Investment Forum, and the International Society of Hospitality Consultants Annual Conference.
- Panelist – “Live From K Street,” International Society of Hospitality Consultants 35th Anniversary Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2023