JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® Announces 5th Edition of The HMA & Franchise Agreement Handbook
Jim Butler | January 23, 2023
The Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce publication of the 5th edition of The HMA & Franchise Agreement Handbook, a guide for hotel owners, developers, investors and operators considering a hotel management agreement (HMA) or franchise agreement, or dealing with the challenges of termination of one. Co-authored by JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® Chairman, Jim Butler, senior Group member Robert E. Braun and Mark S. Adams, the 5th edition of The Handbook includes an updated section on why long-term management and franchise agreements may now be terminable, with...
COVID-19 Coronavirus as Force Majeure Contract Defense — History and Origins
Jim Butler | March 5, 2020
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 5 March 2020 See how JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® can help you. Click here for the latest articles on the coronavirus and here for the latest on force majeure. In the article below, JMBM partner Mark Adams discusses the coronavirus in relation to force majeure provisions in contracts. This legal concept goes back centuries, but has become increasingly relevant as COVID-19 may be advanced by many in the coming days as a defense to breach of contract. This article is one of a series which will discuss the principles of force majeure ...
Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The Shrinking Terms of Hotel Management Agreements”
Mark S. Adams | December 23, 2014
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® 23 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Hotel Management Agreements. A version of this article first appeared in Hotel Business Review in December 2014, and this article is reprinted with permission from www.hotelexecutive.com. The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements Better bargaining position for hotel owners on HMAs by Jim Butler and Mark S. Adams | Hotel Lawyers The relationship between hotel owners and managers continues to evolve. Hotel management agreements historically were long-term. Fifty to sixty year terms were common. However, in the last few years, h...
Terranea Resort Names Mark Adams Director of Sales
Terranea Resort | September 4, 2013
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2013) - Mark Adams has been appointed the new director of sales at Terranea Resort, Los Angeles' premier oceanfront resort. In his new role, Adams will be responsible for leading the sales team toward creating extraordinary moments, overseeing business development and providing strategic direction for the department. "We are excited to welcome Mark to the Terranea team," said Agnelo A. Fernandes, vice president of sales and marketing. "He has a demonstrated track record in building and sustaining successful sales teams and leading them towards achieving booking goals. His experience and expertise is...
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