Overview

Leizl Hinajon is an attorney based in Holland & Knight's San Francisco, California, office and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice.

Ms. Hinajon's practice focuses on the creation of mixed-used developments in the Hospitality Industry, specifically as it relates to hotel brand management and trademark protection when implementing complex mixed-use legal structures for luxury resort and hotel projects throughout the United States and in foreign jurisdictions. She also helps her hospitality clients manage ongoing operations, including handling food and beverage agreements and other third party vendor agreements.

Ms. Hinajon also has experience in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, office and retail leasing, and financing. She has represented owners, developers, hotels, landlords , tenants, technology companies, real estate investment trusts and institutional clients.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Hinajon worked for a boutique real estate law firm and several public agencies, which gives her a holistic view of real estate development from inception to stabilization from both the private and public sector perspectives. Her experience has been utilized in drafting governance documents for homeowner’s associations, advising on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) disputes related to urban developments and restoration projects, analyzing Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment in acquisitions and dispositions and navigating local government approval processes (with an emphasis on water law and local ordinances).

In addition, Ms. Hinajon has a robust entertainment practice that includes preparing agreements for television, film and similar media projects. Her experience protecting hospitality brands gives her a thorough understanding of the high-profile, entertainment client’s interests. She has advised filmmakers, production companies and well-known retail brands.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.
  • Azusa Pacific University, B.A., Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
Memberships
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network, San Francisco Chapter, Foundation Champion Vice Chair, 2018-present
Honors & Awards
  • Hagman Scholar, UCLA Extension 31st Land Use Law and Planning Conference, 2017
  • Foundation Scholar, Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) of Los Angeles, 2016
  • Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies (OPUS) Scholar, Oxford University, 2012

Publications