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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 www.HotelLawBlog.com 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...

New “Accessibility” Regulations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Jim Butler | June 25, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 21 June 2018 As the number of electric and hybrid vehicles in California continues to grow, we are also seeing the proliferation of electric vehicle charging stations in the parking areas provided by hotels, theaters, stadiums and hotel mixed-use properties. While owners and managers of these facilities are providing a much-needed service to their guests, many are unaware that – at least in California – if their facility provides electric vehicle charging stations, a certain number of them must be accessible to the disabled. T...

Hotel Lawyer Jeffrey T. Myers Joins JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®

May 14, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 07 May 2018 LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that hospitality lawyer Jeffrey T. Myers has joined the Firm as a Partner in JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Real Estate Department. Myers' practice focuses on the development, financing, acquisition, and operation of hotels, resorts and other hospitality properties. His clients include developers, capital providers, commercial lessors, and tenants. He has assisted clients in a full range of hospitality projects including hotels, ...

Proposition 65 Defense Lawyer: Is Your Hotel Ready for the New Prop 65 Regulation Deadline? / Jim Butler

Jim Butler | May 14, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 07 May 2018 Advice from a Proposition 65 Compliance & Defense lawyer for hotels. For many years, businesses operating in California have been plagued by "bounty hunter" and government lawsuits brought under Proposition 65 — the California law that requires warnings about hazardous substances. The technical disclosure requirements have bedeviled many legitimate businesses for some time. From our continuous interaction with members of the hotel industry, it appears to us that many are not aware of new requirements they must meet b...

Who Will You See at Meet the Money?

Jim Butler | April 19, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 18 April 2018 - It's almost May, so our annual Meet the Money® Conference is almost here! JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® will host the 28th year of our national hotel finance and investment conference May 7-9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency LAX. This must-attend event gives you access to plenty of efficient networking and the latest insights into industry trends and strategies. The industry's top hotel owners, developers, operators, brands, investors, lenders, and other capital providers come together every year at Meet the Money to ...

Important News for Hospitality Executives: How the New Tax Act Could Affect Your Estate Plan

Jim Butler | January 30, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 30 January 2018 If you are a hotel executive or other highly compensated individual in the hospitality industry, you need to be aware of how the new Tax Act (H.R. 1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) might affect your estate plan. In some cases, the impact will be significant. In the brief article below, JMBM's tax attorneys recommend that you review your existing estate plan to ensure that the Tax Act does not alter your plan's original intentions. They also point to substantial new planning opportunities provided by the Tax Act, and you wil...

EB-5 Finance Lawyer: President Trump’s Budget Deal Includes Extension of EB-5 Through 12-8-17

Jim Butler | September 8, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 08 September 2017 President Trump's budget deal with Congress includes extension of EB-5 through December 8, 2017. In a message to members of the Public Policy Committee today, the IIUSA confirmed the extension of the EB-5 regional center program as part of the budget deal struck yesterday by President Trump and Congressional leaders. IIUSA message on EB-5 extension The IIUSA is one of the leading EB-5 industry trade groups. Here is the text of the message from the IIUSA we received today: Dear IIUSA Public Policy Committee, As we are sur...

EB-5 Financing Lawyer: More than $1.5 Billion of EB-5 Construction Financing Closed for JMBM Clients

Jim Butler | August 8, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 29 July 2017 EB-5 is a proven means of financing for development projects. EB-5 financing is an important and viable source of construction financing for hotels, hotel enhanced mixed-use, and other development projects. Eight years ago, when JMBM started helping hotel developers with EB-5 financing, many worried about whether this is a legitimate and reliable financing source. Now, after billions of dollars of development have been funded with EB-5, this type of financing is regarded as mainstream. It is used by many institutional players...


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