Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Thomas Gryboski

Thomas S. Gryboski

Partner
Phone: 404.504.7660
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Thomas S. Gryboski is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Development and Finance Practice and chairs the firm’s Hospitality Practice.  Mr. Gryboski represents and counsels clients with respect to joint ventures, as well as the acquisition, development, disposition, management and financing of commercial real estate throughout the United States.  Mr. Gryboski has significant experience drafting and negotiating hospitality transaction documentation, including franchise agreements, management agreements and technical services agreements.  Mr. Gryboski has been involved in well over 500 hotel transactions in his career.

Prior to joining Morris, Manning & Martin, Mr. Gryboski held an executive position with, and served as general counsel for, a publicly traded hotel owner/operator.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a publicly traded hotel company and subsidiaries in a $370 million refinancing of 64
    hotels through three existing loans, four fixed rate loans, one floating rate loan and two mezzanine loans.

  • Representation of a client in multiple urban mixed-use developments including hotels.

  • Representation of a joint venture in the acquisition and financing of 467 room Sheraton Colony Square Hotel in midtown Atlanta, Georgia and conversion and renovation of hotel to “W” brand.

  • Representation of a real estate private equity fund and an integrated operating and development organization that specializes in investments within the North American lodging and hospitality sector, in the development of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified “green” hotel and spa.

  • Representation of a joint venture in the acquisition and financing of the Buckhead Crowne Plaza
    in Atlanta, Georgia and conversion and renovation of hotel to “W” brand.

  • Representation of institutional investment fund in the closing of a $40,000,000 Subscription Line of Credit.

  • Representation of institutional investment fund in the sale of a portfolio of ten (10) hotels located in Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina and Rhode Island.

  • Representation of hotel management company in the sale of significant hotel management company.

Accolades

  • State Bar of Georgia (Real Property and Corporate Counsel Sections)
  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
  • Atlanta Hospitality Alliance
  • Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - top lawyer in Real Estate (2009 - 2018)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America for Leisure and Hospitality (2014 - 2016, 2018, 2019) and Real Estate Law (2019)
  • Listed, Georgia Super Lawyers by Atlanta magazine (2007 - 2015)
  • Listed, Legal Elite, by Georgia Trend
  • Listed, Legal Eagle, by Franchise Times
  • Listed, Legal 500, Real Estate, 2018
  • Recommended, The Legal 500 Leading Lawyers in Real Estate (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015)

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