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Rick S. Kirkbride

Paul Hastings LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rick Kirkbride represents real estate development companies, institutional lenders, investment banks, opportunity funds, and other capital providers, owners and operators. His practice encompasses the development, acquisition, sale, finance, leasing, operation, licensing, roll-up, foreclosure, workout, and restructuring of hotels, condo-hotels, resorts, branded condominiums, private residence clubs and timeshare projects, spas, restaurants, casinos, golf courses, tennis stadiums, theme parks, and other hospitality based entertainment properties and businesses in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Mr. Kirkbride is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.  He has been repeatedly named one of only three lawyers within “Band 1” of the list of “Leaders in their Field” for the leisure and hospitality category in Chambers USA and also has been repeatedly named by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of California. He is a member of ULI and is immediate past Chair (and currently Vice Chair at Large) of its Hotel Development Council. He also is on the Hospitality Editorial Board of Law 360 and is a former member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants. He speaks on various hospitality topics at seminars and conferences throughout the world. He was the founder and chair of the UCLA Real Estate Finance and Restaurant Conference.

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