Picture of David A. Sudeck
David Sudeck is a partner at JMBM and a senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®, JMBM’s Chinese Investment Group™, and JMBM's real estate department. His practice primarily involves the complex issues associated with hotels, resorts, vacation ownership properties (including shared ownership, destination clubs, timeshares, fractionals and private residence clubs), restaurants (including chef consulting agreements), golf courses and spas.

A seasoned real estate attorney, David has extensive legal experience involving all types of residential and commercial properties. He represents clients in the purchase and sale, development, construction, financing, leasing, and sale-leaseback of properties, and advises them on their operations and management agreements. David has particular expertise in the negotiation and drafting of hotel management agreements.

David has significant experience in real estate finance, including traditional construction and permanent financing, PACE financing, EB-5 financing, and mezzanine/preferred equity financing. A number of these financings involved the structuring and implementing of Opportunity Zone Funds.

Additionally, David counsels real estate owners, tenants and management companies with respect to Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, policies and procedures. 

David has a pragmatic approach to practicing law, and he adds value through his business experience and legal expertise, his finance, entitlement and development knowledge, and his extensive relationships with investors, lenders, brokers, developers, and service providers.

Representative Transactions
  • Over $150 million of PACE financing transactions, as lender’s counsel and as borrower’s counsel, in 2020 and 2021
  • Hotel purchase and sale, management agreements and franchise agreements for a number of private equity firms
  • Outside general counsel for several national hotel management companies
  • ADA compliance policies and procedures for third party hotel management companies, multi-family management companies, national banks and timeshare developers
  • Debt restructurings for borrowers, including numerous members of AAHOA
  • EB-5 financing sourcing and structuring for more than a dozen large developments
  • Lender's counsel in connection with loans involving complex hospitality assets, including for ICBC, 3650, Related, and other bank and private lenders
  • Club formation and registration/exemption for national RV resort developer and operator
  • In-lieu Transient Occupancy Tax negotiations and documentation for a large national timeshare developer
  • Timeshare formation and multi-state registration for nation's largest timeshare developer
  • Sale-leaseback transaction involving multi-state industrial properties
If you would like to speak to David, please contact him at DSudeck@jmbm.com or 310.201.3518. Also, watch for David's periodic articles on www.HotelLawBlog.com.

MRED, University of Southern California, 2003
high honors

J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1996
Order of the Coif

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1993
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions State Bar of California, 1996

Senior and Young Leadership Executive Committees, Jewish Federation, Real Estate & Construction Division
Cabinet Member & Member

USC Lusk Real Estate Alumni and Friends

American Resort Development Association (ARDA)

Gen Next Organization

Guest lecturer for USC Law School Real Estate Law and MRED Hotel and Timeshare Development courses

Awards & Recognition
  • Ranked in Leisure & Hospitality by Chambers and Partners in Chambers USA 2021
  • Recognized by EB5 Investors Magazine on their list of “Top 15 Corporate Attorneys,” 2019
  • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 2014-2021
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® for 2022
  • Recognized as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Hospitality 2021
Publications & Events

Alice spoke with David Sudeck, a senior partner in the JMBM Global Hospitality Group®, as part of our video interview series on hotel finance and investment opportunities in 2015.

Elizabeth spoke with David Sudeck, a senior partner in the JMBM Global Hospitality Group®, as part of our video interview series on hotel finance and investment opportunities in 2015.

Hotel Law Blog