Tourism

MF&G represents tourism professionals at every stage of property development, as well as in litigation connected to tourism operations. We assist with the purchase and sale of existing hotel properties and undeveloped sites, operations leases, management contracts and hotel construction and finance.

We also provide legal services required for the establishment of hotel operations, assist in the structuring of investments—and in obtaining planning, building and environmental approvals that are in full compliance with local and international regulations.

We help tourism clients obtain tax incentives, and advise clients about tax structures and tax disputes. When it comes to project implementation, MF&G drafts building contracts, licensing agreements and management contracts. We also represent developers in relation to environmental and land use litigation, as well as in contract litigation.

Finally, our litigation team supports the tourism team in relational claims against hotel and tour operators and developers with need of environmental, land use and contract litigation. Outside of Jamaica, we have additionally provided expert testimony in foreign courts where litigants with claims against Jamaican operators have brought such actions.