Christina Hassan > Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
1401 Eye Street, N.W. Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20005
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
United States
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Work Department

Leisure and Hospitality

Position

Partner

Career

Christina Hassan brings over 20 years of in-house and private practice experience to her clients, providing the insight needed to manage a successful hospitality company and thrive as a leader in the industry. A practical, business-minded lawyer, Christina partners with her clients to help them achieve their development, management, and operational goals through the formation and implementation of strategic business objectives. She often works as an extension of her clients’ leadership teams, advising on a full range of legal issues.

Christina represents hotel operators, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), publicly held corporations, and real estate developers on transactions involving the acquisition, financing, disposition, franchising, leasing, and management of hotels, resorts, restaurants and special event facilities. She also counsels clients in structuring investments in hospitality properties. Christina truly has a global practice and represents clients in several countries worldwide. With multiple development deals throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean, Christina is well known as the go-to in the industry for boutique lifestyle hotels. She has particular expertise in dealing with complex multi-use projects which contain hospitality components.

Prior to joining Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Christina was senior vice president and associate general counsel of Morgans Hotel Group, a boutique hotel operator headquartered in New York. While at Morgans, she was responsible for all hotel development matters, and also had primary legal responsibility for creating Morgans hotel franchise program.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP‘s Washington DC-based team maintains strong of activity in real estate development and finance, REITs, hospitality, and notably gaming, which is Carol Weld King‘s key focus sectors. Christina Hassan is another attorney with expertise in dealing with complex multi-use projects that contain hospitality components. Elizabeth Karmin acts for landlords and tenants in office and retail leasing, as well as lenders and borrowers for financing mandates. Other areas of instruction include sales and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity.