Practice Areas

Whether you are planning a mixed-use resort, developing a fractional interest project, operating a golf course, or hotel, or renegotiating lending and management agreements, we have the experience and legal expertise to assist you in every phase of your development.

Our attorneys are knowledgeable, not only about the unique regulations and codes that affect development projects in luxury resort towns, but because they regularly appear before those towns’ local planning and zoning commissions-they can also offer valuable insight into the unwritten policies, procedures, and inclinations of decision- makers that often influence the outcome of a particular development issue.

Our Resort, Lodging, and Leisure Industry Group is comprised of industry specialists in the areas of law most important to the hospitality and tourism industry:

  • Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (licensing, violations, policies & procedures)
  • Commercial Real Estate and Resort Development
  • Conservation Easements
  • Gaming
  • Hotel and Resort Management and Operations Issues
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits
  • Lease and Use Agreements
  • Natural Resources and Minerals
  • Project Construction and Design Contracts
  • Resort Financing and Receivables Financing
  • State and Federal Regulatory Permitting and Environmental Compliance, and Forest Service
  • Taxation
  • Tax Credits
  • Vacation and Fractional Ownership and Condominium Development
  • Water Rights and Wetlands
  • Zoning and Entitlements

We share your passion for the outdoors and look forward to applying our knowledge and experience to your unique needs.


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What Our Clients Say

As a Commercial Trucking Litigation Supervisor, I have found Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor to be not only extremely knowledgeable but personable and readily available. It is difficult in today’s commercial claims arena to find a Defense Firm who is willing to accept the challenge of mitigating the existing exposures by building a solid yet economically feasible defense. My comfort level in combatting the litigious mentality of some is by far exceeded with Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor.
Dale, I just wanted to let you know in all my past experience as a Florida Adjuster how impressive I think Herb is. He does an amazing job not only with the critical incidents but in every aspect of the claim from medical specials to property damage issues. He is an incredible asset to us and our client with his consistency, reliability, responsiveness and knowledge. In our line of work folks are very quick to complain (present company included of course) and rarely take the time to call someone our when they do an amazing job. I am taking a minute to let you know but I am sure you already know that about him! Thank you and your team for all you do!
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Lee and his team at Hightower do a fantastic job with our construction cases. They are zealous in their defense of clients, practical in their assessments and tremendous communicators about the ins and outs of cases. I continue to be thankful for their representation of our insureds and for their professionalism and friendship.
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Michael and his team at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor are incredibly knowledgeable about Premises Liability Law and are exactly the kind of trusted partners our company values. They instill a sense of confidence by laying out the facts, case law, and risk assessment to help make well-informed decisions. They are not afraid to defend vigorously, while maintaining professionalism and civility. If I need to engage outside counsel, I would turn to Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor without hesitation.
Dan Novigrod and his team are very professional, thorough, proficient, and knowledgeable.  They take time to explain matters that may be unclear and they were very flexible in scheduling. Dan’s team demonstrated an ability to grasp our unique qualities and tailor their approach to the case accordingly. I absolutely would recommend them and definitely intend to continue using them for the foreseeable future!