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By Jim Butler, author of

July 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES-The Global Hospitality Group® and the Chinese Investment Group™ at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP are pleased to announce the launch of a Chinese-language version of the Hotel Law Blog. It is available as a new tab on or it can be accessed directly at

"Since 2007, our Hotel Law Blog has been a valuable resource for the hospitality industry," said Jim Butler, author of and chairman of the Global Hospitality Group® and the Chinese Investment Group™. "We want to share some of the experience and insights our team has gained over the years with our many Chinese clients - particularly regarding Chinese investment in U.S. hotels and real estate."

According to Eudeen Chang, a senior member of the Global Hospitality Group® and vice chairman of the Chinese Investment Group™, "The attorneys in JMBM's Chinese Investment Group™ provide Chinese investors with legal and business advice to make prudent and economically successful hotel and real estate investments in the United States, as well as guidance on corporate structure, formation, tax issues, governance and regulatory compliance." The Group also represents selected hotel, restaurant and other real property owners and developers in structuring investments for Chinese investors using the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.

Recently, a team of Chinese Investment Group™ attorneys represented Hazens Investment, LLC in the $96 million purchase of the 802-room Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles. Hazens Investment is a subsidiary of one of the top 100 largest construction and development companies in China. Other recent transactions include the acquisition of the 244-room Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel, the 151-room Hampton Inn Newark-Airport, and the 349-room Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport, investments into various U.S. commercial real estate partnership or joint ventures, and the construction and development of a hotel in Manhattan.

About the Chinese Investment Group™

The Chinese Investment Group™ is a dedicated team of hotel and real estate lawyers in JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® that provides a gateway for Chinese investment in the United States. Using experience gained from more than $68 billion in hotel transactions, involving more than 1,500 properties worldwide, together with substantial experience in general real estate transactions, the Group and its network of reliable professional resources help Chinese investors identify, analyze, evaluate, validate, acquire, finance and manage hotel and real estate opportunities.

About, created by JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®, is a comprehensive resource for the hospitality industry, with more than 650 articles posted to the Hotel Law Blog and the first three books in our We Wrote the Book™ series. These free resources are accessed by thousands of readers each month. Click "Resource Center" at the top of any page to view a variety of presentations and publications.

Contact: Jim Butler / +1.310.201.3526

Contact: Eudeen Chang / +1.949.623.7232

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