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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 November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.