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Is your California alcoholic beverage outlet ready for new August 1, 2022 ABC certification of all alcoholic beverage servers and managers?

Is your California alcoholic beverage outlet ready for new August 1, 2022 ABC certification of all alcoholic beverage servers and managers?
By Jim Butler
JMBM · 15 Jun

A new law that many of the affected people have never heard about becomes effective July 1, 2022. It all involves liquor licenses from the California

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ADA Defense Lawyer: DOJ Issues Website Accessibility Guidelines On Website Accessibility

ADA Defense Lawyer: DOJ Issues Website Accessibility Guidelines On Website Accessibility
By Stuart Tubis
JMBM · 9 Jun

Recently on March 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a “Web Accessibility Guidance” statement for state and local governments and

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What the 2022 Revitalization of EB-5 Financing Means Today: Part 2

What the 2022 Revitalization of EB-5 Financing Means Today: Part 2
By Jim Butler
JMBM · 26 Apr

Experts expect to see a flood of interest in the EB-5 program, both from foreign investors anxious to immigrate to the US, and from real estate devel

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What the 2022 Revitalization of EB-5 Financing Means for Real Estate Developers and Other Entrepreneurs: Part 1

What the 2022 Revitalization of EB-5 Financing Means for Real Estate Developers and Other Entrepreneurs: Part 1
By Jim Butler
JMBM · 19 Apr

Since the renewal of the EB-5 program this year, there has been a lot of talk about what this means for developers interested in taking on new projec

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2022 Update: EB-5 is back! What every real estate and hotel developer needs to know about the program’s renewal

2022 Update: EB-5 is back! What every real estate and hotel developer needs to know about the program’s renewal
By Jim Butler, David A. Sudeck
JMBM · 4 Apr

The hotel development and financing world is buzzing with the news that the EB-5 program has been renewed, creating new opportunities for upcoming pr

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How Will ADA Guidelines Impact Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations?

How Will ADA Guidelines Impact Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations?
By Martin H. Orlick
JMBM · 30 Mar

Many hotels have opted to include Electric Vehicle Charging Stations as an amenity for guests as the cars become more and more common. And while hote

The Cost of Waiting to Make a Large Gift: Compounding Your Tax Savings
The Cost of Waiting to Make a Large Gift: Compounding Your Tax Savings

The Cost of Waiting to Make a Large Gift: Compounding Your Tax Savings
By Gordon Schaller
JMBM · 14 Mar

If you are planning to make a large gift as part of your estate plan, you should consider taking advantage of the current tax exemption in effect unt

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Facing the Knowledge Gap: Why Hotels Need “Visibility” to Avoid Data Privacy Liability

Facing the Knowledge Gap: Why Hotels Need “Visibility” to Avoid Data Privacy Liability
By Robert E. Braun
JMBM · 10 Mar

Addressing privacy compliance and cybersecurity is becoming more and more challenging for companies. At least 26 states are considering various kinds

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ADA Defense Lawyer: A victory against serial plaintiff: The “Reservation Rule” Lawsuit Against California Hotel Dismissed

ADA Defense Lawyer: A victory against serial plaintiff: The “Reservation Rule” Lawsuit Against California Hotel Dismissed
By Jim Butler, Martin H. Orlick
JMBM · 21 Jan

Serial ADA litigants are continuing to face challenges in the courts as dozens of cases alleging a failure to include accessibility information on ho

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Hotel Data Security: Challenges to Address in 2022

Hotel Data Security: Challenges to Address in 2022
By Jim Butler, Robert E. Braun
JMBM · 3 Jan

As hotels find new ways to use technology to attract guests and enhance their properties, they need to remain aware of the security challenges these

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U.S. Labor & Employment New Year Round-Up - What to Expect in 2022

U.S. Labor & Employment New Year Round-Up - What to Expect in 2022
By Jim Butler
JMBM · 28 Dec

Several new pieces of California legislation have either recently gone into effect or will take effect in 2022, impacting nearly all employers and ho

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The Recipe For Hotel Food And Beverage Profitability

The Recipe For Hotel Food And Beverage Profitability
By Guy Maisnik
JMBM · 6 Aug

Getting the alchemy just right for food and beverage service in a hotel is challenging, but necessary if the hotel is to be successful.

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Is C-Pace The “New EB-5″ Financing? Does The Latest Court Decision (Behring V. Wolf) Revitalize EB-5?

Is C-Pace The “New EB-5″ Financing? Does The Latest Court Decision (Behring V. Wolf) Revitalize EB-5?
By Jim Butler
JMBM · 30 Jun

See how JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® can help you.Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing here for C-PACE Financing.

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Hotel Lawyer: 5 Tips for your next Hotel Management Agreement (HMA)

Hotel Lawyer: 5 Tips for your next Hotel Management Agreement (HMA)
By Jim Butler, Robert E. Braun
JMBM · 15 Jun

As the hospitality industry moves toward recovery, many hotel owners are re-evaluating the management of their properties. A good manager can bring g

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PACE Financing Lawyer: New York opening PACE – a big opportunity!

PACE Financing Lawyer: New York opening PACE – a big opportunity!
By Jim Butler, David A. Sudeck
JMBM · 5 May

PACE financing guidelines are finally available for New York City, and while the program has not officially launched yet, hotel owners and developers

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Hotel Franchise Lawyer: 5 Things to negotiate in your next Franchise Agreement

Hotel Franchise Lawyer: 5 Things to negotiate in your next Franchise Agreement
By Jim Butler, Robert E. Braun
JMBM · 30 Apr

After a year of economic upheaval in the hospitality industry, hotels are making big changes as they look ahead to recovery. Oftentimes these changes

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California hotel workers laid off due to COVID-19 get rehire rights

California hotel workers laid off due to COVID-19 get rehire rights
By Jim Butler, Travis Gemoets
JMBM · 30 Apr

As coronavirus cases drop and economic activity starts to return to normal, the hospitality industry will soon be able to begin replacing workers who

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How does the Supreme Court’s Google v. Oracle case impact the hotel industry (beyond software)?

How does the Supreme Court’s Google v. Oracle case impact the hotel industry (beyond software)?
By Jim Butler, Jeffrey Goldman
JMBM · 20 Apr

The recent ruling in Google v. Oracle has altered the definition of "fair use" when it comes to functional works such as code. While the use of exist

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Hotel Lawyer: New rules for anti-money laundering compliance? FinCEN seeks comments on new Federal Anti-Money Laundering Law

Hotel Lawyer: New rules for anti-money laundering compliance? FinCEN seeks comments on new Federal Anti-Money Laundering Law
By Jim Butler, Vince Farhat, Samuel Buchman
JMBM · 9 Apr

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is currently accepting public comments on a provision in the recently enacted

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ADA Defense Lawyer: California’s Central District tries to curb ADA lawsuits

ADA Defense Lawyer: California’s Central District tries to curb ADA lawsuits
By Jim Butler, Martin H. Orlick
JMBM · 26 Mar

California has seen an explosion of ADA cases in the past few years, leading the state to impose strict pleading standards and high filing fees for s

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Hotel Lawyer: PACE Financing – Now an accepted tool for hotel lenders and borrowers

Hotel Lawyer: PACE Financing – Now an accepted tool for hotel lenders and borrowers
By Jim Butler, David A. Sudeck
JMBM · 26 Feb

Hotel finance lawyer: PACE Financing is now mainstream

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ADA Defense Lawyer: Whitaker v. Tesla Motors – the end of cookie-cutter ADA complaints?

ADA Defense Lawyer: Whitaker v. Tesla Motors – the end of cookie-cutter ADA complaints?
By Martin H. Orlick
JMBM · 17 Feb

For many years, businesses classed as public accommodations under the ADA have been the subject of "cookie-cutter" complaints that allege discriminat

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ADA Defense Lawyer: Hotels Must List Accessible Features On The Web Or Risk Lawsuits

ADA Defense Lawyer: Hotels Must List Accessible Features On The Web Or Risk Lawsuits
By Martin H. Orlick
JMBM · 4 Feb

As we've discussed in previous blogs, there has been an uptick in lawsuits filed against hotels alleging a failure to list accessible features on the

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Hotel Lawyer on PPP2 and the COVID Relief Bill’s changes to Paycheck Protection Program

Hotel Lawyer on PPP2 and the COVID Relief Bill’s changes to Paycheck Protection Program
By Jim Butler
JMBM · 14 Jan

We have a new PPP Loan authorization bill out of Washington, after months of political wrangling. Congress could have done more, but they did provide

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New Challenges for Hotels: The New California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020

New Challenges for Hotels: The New California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020
By Robert E. Braun
JMBM · 12 Nov

On November 3rd, Californians voted to approve Proposition 24 which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act to include expanded consumer rights an