Tara K. Gorman is a Partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie and focuses her practice on hospitality law. In addition to practicing law, Tara is the Vice-Chair of the Timesharing and Interval Use Committee, of the Hospitality Group of the Real Property and Probate Section of the American Bar Association, writes a column for Hotel Business Review, is a Professor in Residence (Adjunct) at the Washington College of Law of American University in Washington, D.C., as part of the Hospitality and Tourism Law Program, and at the University of Maryland where she teaches Hospitality Law at the University of Maryland. Ms. Gorman has taught Foundations of Real Estate Law at Georgetown University as an Adjunct Professor, and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on real estate and hospitality topics, and is on the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown Law Center’s Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit and the Board of Advisors of Drexel University Center for Hospitality & Sports Management. Tara is also a contributing writer to the textbook Hotel Law – Transactions, Management and Franchising.
Tara focuses her law practice on hotel acquisitions, operations, development and finance, hotel management agreements, license and branding agreements, restaurant management agreements, and general commercial real estate transactions, including commercial real estate acquisitions and sales, and data center, office and retail leasing.
Tara regularly prepares and counsels clients both domestically and internationally regarding hotel acquisitions, financing, operations development and finance, condo-hotels, hotel management agreements, license and branding agreements, restaurant management agreements, water park and casino agreements, real estate finance documents, purchase and sale agreements, property management agreements, corporate formation, business improvement districts, vendor agreements, marketing management agreements, web-site service agreements, telecommunications license agreements, and commercial office leases. Ms. Gorman has represented institutional investors such as life insurance companies and pension funds in connection with their real estate investments, as well as governmental and quasi-governmental agencies with respect to their real estate holdings.