Chicago-headquartered Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has launched in Phoenix and Brussels after hiring a 10-lawyer hotel and hospitality team from Squire Sanders & Dempsey.
The group is led by Richard Ross, who has become head of Sonnenschein’s global hospitality/leisure practice group, and launched the new Phoenix office. Partner Kenneth Hatton will open Sonnenschein’s Brussels office.
Ross told The Lawyer: “I had been with Squire Sanders for 17 years, but the group had reached the stage where we needed to offer our clients additional resources that Squire Sanders couldn’t offer. It was a very amicable split.”
Ross is joined by two partners, an of counsel and three associates. Another associate will join the firm’s Washington DC office.
Ross and his team act for developers, owners and operators on due diligence, acquisition financing and hotel and leisure resort operations.