Adam Docks

Company: Dentons

Position: Partner


Adam Docks is an experienced hospitality transaction attorney focused on the acquisition, disposition, development, management, and financing of hotels. He has experience working with all of the major hotel brand companies and third-party operators, covering the full spectrum of hotel asset classes, both domestically and internationally.

Whether providing counsel to established hotel investors or guiding entrepreneurs in connection with their first hotel-related investments or developments, Adam efficiently helps his clients navigate all of the complexities associated with these unique transactions. Because many traditional real estate companies and multinational corporations have cross-border needs, Adam works in conjunction with local counsel to help clients acquire and develop hotels in other countries. Among other accomplishments, Adam has been identified by Chambers USA since 2013 as one of the leading hospitality lawyers in the United States.


Developments, acquisitions and dispositions Conventional, commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS), mezzanine, and construction financing Joint ventures Loan restructurings Hotel management agreements Franchise agreements Restaurant and spa management agreements Development agreements General corporate matters

Professional Memberships

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business – Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF), Advisory Board Member