Leizl Hinajon is an attorney based in Holland & Knight's San Francisco office and is a member of the firm's West Coast Real Estate Practice Group.
Ms. Hinajon's practice focuses on the creation of mixed-used developments in the hospitality industry, specifically as it relates to integrating residential components and protecting hotel brand intellectual property in 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 (owners, managers and franchised brands), landlords, tenants, technology companies, real estate investment trusts and institutional clients. She also advises real estate and corporate clients with respect to issues arising in connection with restructuring, bankruptcy and receiverships.
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 perspective. This experience has been invaluable when drafting governance documents for condominium homeowner's associations, advising on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) disputes as they relate 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, which includes preparing agreements for television, film and similar media projects. Her experience protecting luxury hospitality brands gives her a thorough understanding of her entertainment client's interests in structuring ownership of intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks. She has advised filmmakers, production companies and well-known retail brands.
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