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Hotel Lawyer: Brand Franchise Owners Ask “What Happened to My Area of Protection?”

Jim Butler | January 31, 2019

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of Hotel Lawyer on Owners' concerns with hotel brand franchise agreements — Areas of Protection or Non-competition clauses My partner Bob Braun is a senior member of our Global Hospitality Group® and has experience with many hundreds of hotel management and franchise agreements. Bob is also co-author of the Hotel Management Agreement & Franchise Agreement Handbook (3rd edition), and has first-hand experience with branding and management for every major traditional hotel brand, including a number of multi-branded properties. Tod...

Is GDPR Legislation Coming to U.S. Hotels?

Jim Butler | July 10, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® 10 July 2018 Privacy legislation is dominating the news cycle these days–and it's unlikely to slow down. Now, as U.S. companies are adjusting to the requirements of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, the State of California has introduced new laws that will apply to California companies or companies doing business in California. Senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group Bob Braun discusses the implications of the new legislation and how it will impact hotels, below. California Adopts th...

GDPR: What You Need to Know About the EU’s New Data Privacy Rules

Jim Butler | May 31, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of 31 May 2018 The European Union's General Data Privacy Regulation, rules protecting the privacy of personal information, has gone into effect and impacts every company that does business in the EU. This will impact hotel owners, developers, brands, operators and managers–any company with a hotel property in the EU or that collects information from EU citizens must adhere to the new regulations. What does that mean for your business, and where should you start the process of compliance? Senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group...

Homeland Security Warns Against Threats to US Infrastructure

Jim Butler | October 27, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of 27 October 2017 Cybersecurity breaches and risk management continue to be a concern for businesses of all sizes and types. A recent warning distributed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI regarding targeted hacks in several critical industries is an illustration that anyone can be vulnerable such tactics, including the hospitality industry. My partner Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and co-chair of JMBM's Cybersecurity and Privacy Group, summarizes the recent report and its conclusions ...

What’s up With All the New Hotel Brands and What Does It Mean to You?

Bob Braun | September 23, 2016

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Author of Have you noticed the explosion of new brands from hotel companies over the past few years? At JMBM, we do a lot of work with branding through license agreements, management agreements and other arrangements. So we asked my partner Bob Braun to give us some insights on what this is all about and what significance it has. Here are Bob's thoughts, along with some practical advice on what owners and developers should do in this situation. Hotels – Brand Expansion or Brand Explosion? by Bob Braun, Hotel Lawyer Consumer oriented companies ...

Why You May Need to Change Your “Competitive Set” Now; STR Adopts New Guidelines

Jim Butler | June 14, 2016

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Author of To maintain the confidentiality of hotel data, STR imposes certain restrictions on the hotels for which it will provide competitive set data. The Marriott-Starwood merger is shaking up the world of competitive sets with the result that many owners will need to revise the competitive sets specified in their hotel management agreements. As Bob Braun explains in the article below, considering the need to identify appropriate hotels for new competitive sets, and negotiation of amendments to hotel management agreements, it would probably be wis...

Hotel Cybersecurity: Closing the Doors Before the Horses Leave the Barn

Bob Braun | May 11, 2016

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Author of 11 May 2016 One of the great breakout sessions at our recent Meet the Money® hotel conference in Los Angeles was organized by my partner Bob Braun and moderated by Jeff Higley of HotelNewsNow. I was particularly impressed by the panel's evidence of how costly cybersecurity breaches can be, how much can be done to prevent or limit exposure, and how reasonable the cost can be for a pro-active approach. Here is Bob Braun's summary of this panel last week in Los Angeles. This is a compelling call for an ounce of prevention. . . 5 Cybersecurity takeaways f...

Not Just Heads in Beds – Cybersecurity for Hotel Owners

Jim Butler | January 12, 2016

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® | Authors of January 2016 What part do hotel owners play in preventing a cyberattack and the resulting data breach? The hospitality industry relies on its reputation for confidence, and that confidence can be shattered when guests learn that their private information has been compromised. What can hotel owners do and how should they work with brands and management to prevent a cyberattack? In the article below, my partner, Bob Braun reminds hotel owners that because they are generally required to indemnify brands and managers for costs the managers and brands incur...

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