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Foley Mansfield is widely recognized as a national leader in the defense of hospitality businesses, including hotels, retail and restaurant enterprises. Our mission is to promote the interests of industry clients by reducing litigation claims and costs, and developing defense strategies that lay the groundwork for future success.

Our attorneys partner with our clients and their carriers to achieve superior, cost-efficient results, while maintaining brand protection and meeting business goals. In short, we align ourselves with our client’s business strategy and provide the integrated legal representation necessary for client success.

Our lawyers have decades of experience in this unique area of law through our representation of industry clients across all spectrums of size and business practice complexity. Our team is recognized by risk managers, general counsel and industry leaders in this sector for our innovative and aggressive approach to defending cases tailored to the specific requirements of each individual claim.

Our transactional team provides counsel on operational aspects including financing, franchising, governance, employment, real estate, environmental and construction. Our trial-ready litigation team is poised to provide a robust defense to civil lawsuits or governmental investigations, and our national Rapid Response Team is available to quickly investigate major claims. This allows us to partner with our clients and experts at a critical time in the claim and/or case to formulate on-site defense strategies, protect privileged communications, preserve evidence, participate in crafting media messages, and counsel employees.

Our experience includes the representation of:

  • Hotels and motels
  • Resorts and Country Clubs
  • Condominiums
  • Casinos
  • Restaurants, bars, and breweries
  • Convenience stores and service stations
  • Retail businesses and mixed-use developments
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H. Wayne Clark

Partner - Tampa Bay / Miami


H. Wayne Clark, Jr., is a Partner in Foley Mansfield's Tampa Bay and Miami offices. Wayne practices in both state and federal courts and focuses on all aspects of construction law, trucking law, premises and security liability, condominium disputes, wrongful death, and commercial litigation. As a leader of the Firm's Hospitality practice group, Wayne has extensive experience litigating cases on behalf of hotels, motels, convenience stores, grocery stores, restaurants, and coffee shops from pre-suit through trial.


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