Clifford J. Risman

Partner, Real Estate
Dallas
2021 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75201
t 214.999.4287 f 214.999.3287
crisman@gardere.com

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Cliff Risman is a veteran real estate lawyer who represents companies that develop, own, operate and finance hotels and resorts around the world. As a leading attorney in the Firm's hospitality industry team and real estate practice group, Cliff is described by clients in the Chambers USA Guide as "very practical and always accessible." Clients choose Cliff over competitors because he speaks the language and fully understands every aspect of their business – from securing capital, structuring deals and negotiating management contracts, to guiding clients through labor, tax, food and beverage, and operational matters and disputes.

Cliff represents luxury and boutique hotel and resort brands, operators and management companies, developers, private equity and other investors in their highest profile projects. He understands how to best tackle the various agreements that arise in real estate law, he knows the hospitality industry and its unique business and economic issues, and he has guided clients through many complex matters and dispute resolutions. Cliff ensures that clients are protected, focuses intently on their broader business goals, and knows how, where and when to push to get the deal done as quickly as possible.

He also represents leading marketing, technology and other vendors that provide important services to the hospitality industry and has represented the following clients throughout the United States and abroad:

  • Aimbridge Hospitality LP
  • Brook Partners
  • Canyon Equity
  • Capella Hotel Group (f/k/a West Paces Hotel Group)
  • ClubCorp
  • Creswin Properties
  • Drever Capital Management
  • Gencom Group
  • Grupo Inmobiliario Mosa S.A. de C.V.
  • Hall Group
  • HCW Development Company
  • Hines
  • Hixon Properties
  • Hudson Advisors
  • KSL Capital Partners
  • Linx Industries
  • Lone Star Funds
  • Morgans Hotel Group
  • NYLO Hotels
  • Range Development
  • Revolution Resorts
  • Riverside Resources
  • Ryman Hospitality (f/k/a Gaylord Entertainment)
  • Second City Capital Partners
  • Traditions Management
  • Vail Resorts
  • Westdale Real Estate

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