Press Release April 08, 2016

Partner Gretchen Scott Strengthens Goodwin’s European Hospitality and Leisure Practice

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 firm, announced today that Gretchen Scott will join the firm’s Hospitality and Leisure Practice as a partner in the London office, following the completion of her notice period.

“Gretchen joins Goodwin as the European hospitality and leisure market continues to grow, fueling client demand for top-tier sector expertise,” said Christopher Barker, Chair of Goodwin’s Hospitality and Leisure Practice. “Her deep hospitality sector knowledge is an ideal fit for our robust international practice. We are delighted that Gretchen has chosen to join the Goodwin team, and we are thrilled to welcome her into our partnership.”

Scott brings to Goodwin extensive hospitality and leisure industry experience. Her practice focuses on advising both hotel owners and international hotel operators on all aspects of development and operational matters, including management agreements, ownership structures, hotel franchising, and timeshare, concession and procurement arrangements.

Scott comes to Goodwin from King & Wood Mallesons’ London office, where she was a partner. She is admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales, and as a Barrister and Solicitor in the High Court of New Zealand. Scott received her undergraduate degree and law degree from The University of Canterbury (New Zealand).

Led by office chair David Evans, Goodwin London has grown to nearly 40 lawyers and recently signed a lease to double its space when it moves to a new location at 100 Cheapside, EC2 next year.

Goodwin’s Hospitality and Leisure Practice is part of the firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group, which represents real estate investment managers, real estate fund sponsors, and public and private REITs in all aspects of raising and deploying capital. With more than 120 lawyers focused solely on the real estate industry across Europe and the United States, the firm works with owners, managers, operators, developers, lenders and investors, helping them acquire, develop, manage, finance and sell real estate assets. Last year, the firm announced the expansion of its real estate capital markets practice into Germany with office opening in Frankfurt.