Philip S. Harris Tamsen L. McCracken

Philip S. Harris

Tamsen L. McCracken

Philip S. Harris has been practicing Hospitality Law since 1992 and has been active in the hospitality industry for 30 years.  Harris is a 1984 honors graduate of Cornell's School of Hotel Administration and a 1992 cum laude graduate of Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon. For more about Harris' background and resume, click here.

Tamsen L. McCracken has been practicing law since 1985.  McCracken most recently served as interim general counsel for the new ownership of large complex Hawaiian Island holdings.  Prior to that, she spent 4 years as SVP and General Counsel for Stanford Hotels, and prior to that, she spent 9 years as VP and Assistant General Counsel for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.  McCracken is a cum laude graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law and a graduate of UC Santa Cruz.  For more about McCracken's background and resume, click here.


HarrisHospitalityLaw advises hospitality and business clients on the following matters:

  • Real-estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, construction, financing and related analysis, drafting and filing of easements, CC&Rs and deeds. 
  • Contracts including reviewing, negotiating and drafting various contractual agreements including intellectual property licenses, franchise agreements, service agreements, sales of goods, and e-commerce.  
  • HR including policy and handbook review, development and drafting; training on and investigating hiring, discipline, and termination practices, and responding to state and federal agencies regarding allegations of wage and hour violations or other unlawful practices. 
  • Corporate maintenance including formation, ongoing maintenance, and dissolution of entities, drafting resolutions, and documenting and managing annual meetings and minutes.