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131 South Dearborn Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, 60603
United States

Phone: (312) 324-8543

Adam Docks

Adam Docks Partner
Perkins Coie LLP

Industry Specialty

strategic planning
development services
franchise expertise
legal advice
management contract negotiation
asset management
acquisition / disposition / brokerage
workouts & restructurings


boutique hotels
conference centre / convention centres
convention hotels
destination resorts
extended stay hotels / corporate apartments
full service hotels
green hotels
holiday villages
independent hotels
limited / select service hotels
private clubs
resort mixed use developments
restaurants (full, quick and limited service)
urban mixed use development

Speaker Topics

asset management
boutique hotels
capital markets
extended stay
legal considerations for the hospitality industry
management contracts
real estate
workouts and turnarounds

Speaking Engagements

State of the Hospitality Market - CWCapital and RealINSIGHT Marketplace Franchise Topics and Trends - GF Management, The Hospitality Forum Moderator of the Mixed-Use Developments panel - ALIS Law Brokers Roundtable - North America Hotel Investment Conference


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


Emory University School of Law, J.D. University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, with distinction

Professional Memberships

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

Representative List of Clients

Various private equity funds, REITs, sponsors, developers, high net worth investors, family offices, lenders, loan servicers and court-appointed receivers.