“Arbor Lodging’s guiding principles lead with a simple value: Do the right thing. As Arbor Lodging Partners’ general counsel, I strive to uphold this principle and offer counsel that balances prosperity with fairness, under the belief that doing what’s right will always ultimately lead to the greatest success.”

– Rupen Fofaria, General Counsel


Rupen Fofaria is General Counsel for Arbor Lodging Partners. As General Counsel, Rupen advises the company by applying legal principles to assist with drafting contracts, meeting fiscal goals and minimizing risk. Rupen provides legal counsel through the Fofaria Firm, PLLC in Raleigh, NC, of which he is the Principal.

Prior to founding his own firm, he practiced law as an associate for the firms Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, LLP, Loeb & Loeb, LLP and Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP. Before pursuing a law degree, Rupen also worked as a columnist for ESPN.com and as a reporter for several publications, including the Washington Post and Boston Globe. He graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland and earned his J.D. with Honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2006.