Parmley Legal PLLC

Bruce E. Parmley

In 2020, after more than 30 years as a partner at Hogan Lovells, Bruce Parmley moved away from “Big Law” but not from his practice, not from his clients, and not from the industry’s radar. Bruce’s practice remains vibrant. He has the same notable clients and some formidable new ones, and is the only attorney with the “Senior Statespeople” distinction in the sizable Leisure & Hospitality listings by Chambers and Partners, the leading attorney rankings organization. 

Maybe these qualities are because of his many years of experience, maybe because of his style with transactions, maybe because of his client service, or maybe because he’s fun to work with.

Whatever the reasons, Bruce has been recognized by Chambers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate, Super Lawyers and other publications as a leading go-to practitioner representing owners of, and investors in, substantial estate projects.

National & International Focus on Luxury Hotels & Resorts

Bruce serves as principal and special real estate counsel to sophisticated owner, investor and operator clients, and is regularly involved in transactions in the United States, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. He negotiates and drafts legal agreements for international luxury hotel, resort and other real estate projects. Bruce truly enjoys what he does.

Bruce Parmley

Many of his transactions have involved representing the developers and owners of iconic hotels and resorts.

To Name a Few:

  • Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Napa Valley
  • The Savoy Hotel, London
  • Hotel George V, Paris
  • Rosewood Abu Dhabi
  • The Westin Palace Hotel, Milan
  • Mandarin Oriental, Vienna
  • The Plaza, New York
  • Hotel des Bergues, Geneva
  • The Fairmont, San Francisco
  • Fairlane Hotel, Nashville
  • The Copley Plaza, Boston
  • Shelborne South Beach
  • JW Marriott and The Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes, Orlando
  • Four Seasons Hotel Rio de Janeiro at Leblon (Marina Palace)
  • Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi
  • The Dubai Four Seasons at Jumeirah Beach
  • Hotel Palácio Tangará, São Paulo
  • Mandarin Oriental, Canouan
  • The Hotel Arts, Barcelona
  • Four Seasons Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

Bruce’s 30+ years of practice as a partner at Hogan Lovells, a major international law firm, included service as the global head of real estate.

Earlier in his career, Bruce was elected twice by his partners to the firm’s Executive Committee, and also served on the firm’s Operating Committee for many years. Bruce is on the Advisory Board for, and has presented to, the Georgetown University Law Center Annual Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit, and has been a guest presenter at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and at the Columbia University Graduate School.

Bruce is also very pleased to be associating as Senior Counsel to Lannan Legal PLLC, in Washington, DC headed by Bob Lannan, a well-recognized leader of the hospitality legal industry.

Luxury hotel pool deck

Only Nationally Ranked Attorney in
“Senior Statespeople” Category for Leisure & Hospitality

“Bruce is incredibly down to earth, very approachable and his ability to advise in a very clear way is very, very impressive.”

“He is one of the deans of the sector. His deal list is unrivaled. He is very impressive, and in negotiations he is very substantive, meaningful and ultimately collaborative.”

“An encyclopedic memory and very practical attitude.”

“As good as it gets, equal to the very best.”

“Bruce is a leading legal expert in hotel management agreements, especially in the luxury space. Technically he is excellent and available at all times.”

“He is really excellent.”

From Chambers USA 2016-2022

“ Extremely responsive. .”

From Chambers USA 2016-2022

Legal 500