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Throughout Greg’s 25+ year career working exclusively in the hospitality industry, he has dedicated himself to helping clients solve the range of “back of house” legal issues associated with owning and operating a modern hospitality operation – from advising on the myriad of issues associated with distribution and online travel to navigating the complex relationships among owners, operators, regulators and vendors/suppliers.

Greg is Chair of the firm's national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism practice, which is directed at the variety of operations-oriented matters faced by hospitality and travel industry members, including management agreements, sales and marketing, distribution and e-commerce, procurement and technology. 

His clients include owners and operators of hotels and resorts, time share companies, cruise lines, tour operators, restaurants and many of the vendors and suppliers that serve the travel and hospitality industries. More recently, he has been helping clients stay up-to-date with operating in the COVID-19 pandemic environment, including advising on best practices for guest communications, COVID-19 testing and related guest services and risk mitigation.

Greg also serves as counsel to many of the hospitality industry's local, state and national trade associations and trade groups, including the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).

Prior to his career in private practice, Greg served in-house legal and business roles with the Westin Hotel Company/Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Group and at Columbia Hospitality.

Professional Activities

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), Member
  • Foster Garvey, Firm Co-Chair, 2019-2020
  • Garvey Schubert Barer, Firm Chair, 2016-2019
  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), Member
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), Member
  • Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA), Member
  • University of Washington School of Law, Hospitality Law, Part-time Lecturer
  • Washington Lodging Association (WLA), Member



Blog Posts

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News & Insights


Speaking Engagements


Past Appearances


  • Washington, 1994
  • Oregon, 2012


  • J.D., University of Puget Sound Law School (magna cum laude), 1994
    • University of Puget Sound Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1993-1994
  • B.S., Pepperdine University (magna cum laude), 1991

Honors & Recognition

  • Chambers USA (Nationwide), Leisure & Hospitality, 2017
  • Washington Super Lawyer list
  • Seattle Met magazine, “Top Lawyer”
  • JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards, “Top Author”
    • Transportation, 2021
    • Airlines/Aviation, 2019-2020
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