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Mr. Grosack

Matthew Grosack

Associate, DLA Piper

Matthew Grosack is a commercial litigation associate in DLA Piper's Miami office. Mr. Grosack focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters with extensive experience handling a wide range of health care litigation and regulatory investigations, hospitality industry litigation, corporate and real estate litigation. A wide range of health care industry participants, including health systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging companies, home health agencies, medical and physician practice groups and various other health care industry businesses are among Mr. Grosack's clients. He represents them in connection with complex health care litigation matters, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by federal and state regulatory agencies, and helps them respond to (and defend against) potential whistleblower (qui tam) actions. As part of his hospitality litigation practice, Mr. Grosack represents hospitality and leisure industry participants, including hotels, developers, cruise lines, management companies, marketing companies and other hospitality, leisure and entertainment industry-related businesses in a broad range of commercial litigation disputes. Mr. Grosack has experience handling disputes involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants, such as non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions and complex litigation involving misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. He has also represented clients in labor and employment disputes, including defending against discrimination claims and counseling on employment issues and retaliatory discharge claims. Additionally, he has experience in all aspects of electronic discovery, including, but not limited to, extensive experience with the requirements of the Sedona Principles and federal and state law interpreting electronic discovery requirements.

Mr. Grosack can be contacted at 305-423-8554 or matthew.grosack@dlapiper.com

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.