Chicago, IL, October 4, 2004 LAWFUEL – Best law news, legal, attorney, law firm, acquisitions news– Baker & McKenzie LLP announced today that it acted for an affiliate of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC in its purchase of the acclaimed Las Ventanas al Paraiso Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Ty Warner acquired Las Ventanas, including land for future development, for an undisclosed sum on September 22, 2004.
Ty Warner Hotel and Resorts, LLC was founded and is solely owned by Ty Warner. The Las Ventanas al Paraiso—best known for its world-class spa, unparalleled service, exquisite accommodations, and superb dining—joins Ty Warner’s collection of unique and upscale destinations. The company owns properties in New York City, New York; Montecito and Santa Barbara, California; and the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
The Baker & McKenzie team consisted of Richard J. Cremieux (Partner), Sarah H. Winston (Associate) and Clara E. Lipton (Associate) in Chicago. Also, Max Salazar (Partner) in Chicago, and Jose Larroque (Partner), Hector Torres-Lopez (Associate) and Maurico Tortolero-Gonzalez (Associate) in Tijuana provided expertise in Mexican law.
In addition, the Mexico City office assisted with the transaction; and the tax practice of John McLees (Partner) and John McDonald (Partner) in Chicago, James Barrett (Partner) in Miami, and Jaime Gonzalez- Bendiksen (Partner) in Juarez contributed.