JMBM · 12 Nov
On November 3rd, Californians voted to approve Proposition 24 which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act to include expanded consumer rights and greater privacy protections. Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, explains the major provisions of the Act and discusses the challenges hotels face as they look to address its requirements.
Hotel Law Blog · 15 Sep
The theme of the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association’s (BLLA) upcoming Boutique Lifestyle Digital Summit is “Dare to Adapt” and there are some com
Hotel Law Blog · 17 Jul
If you are reading this, you are almost certainly in the hospitality industry, and you are most likely in a financial and emotional distress. During
Hotel Law Blog · 13 Jul
It’s estimated that 20 percent of hotels in the U.S. have debt held in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). Among these hospitality industry
Hotel Law Blog · 30 Jun
As ADA lawsuits continue target hotels, it is critical that hotel owners understand what the ADA requires during the online reservations process.
Hotel Law Blog · 29 Jun
ADA website cases continue to be filed against hotels nationwide, but some courts are pushing back against serial plaintiffs. My partner, Marty Orlic
Hotel Law Blog · 19 May
As California lawmakers release new guidance on easing stay-at-home restrictions, many employers are wondering how they can safely begin to reopen th
Hotel Law Blog · 17 May
Since the mid-1990s, lenders on hotels and resorts have generally required their borrowers to transfer the asset being financed into a “single purpos
Hotel Law Blog · 30 Mar
The Comprehensive Situation Analysis should have gathered and considered all the relevant factors concerning the distressed hotel loan documents, the
JMBM · 24 Mar
As the COVID-19 crisis grows in the US and elsewhere outside China, hotels and restaurants are among the businesses hardest hit. In select markets like Seattle and San Francisco, hotels are reporting single digit occupancies and crushed ADRs. Many hotels do not have the cash flow to keep their doors open. The major hotel companies are talking of furloughs for tens of thousands of hotel employees and many properties are looking at closure or skeleton team maintenance operations.
Hotel Law Blog · 23 Mar
20 March 2020 See how JMBM's Global Hospitality Group(r) can help you. Click here for the latest articles on distressed hotel loans and here for The
Hotel Law Blog · 17 Mar
For the last three to five years the pundits have increasingly speculated that the longest economic recovery in history could not endure and that we
JMBM · 9 Mar
Force majeure provides an excuse for a party's non-performance of its contractual obligations as a result of an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as act of God, war, strike, riot, etc.
JMBM · 6 Mar
One often doesn't know the extent of one's insurance coverage until a calamity occurs. So it is with force majeure provisions in contracts. Typically, force majeure provisions are included in contracts to excuse a party from contractual obligations if some unforeseen event beyond its control prevents performance of its contractual obligations.
Hotel Law Blog · 27 Sep
26 September 2019 Click here for the latest articles on Resort Fee Litigation. Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT con
Hotel Law Blog · 24 Sep
The column below was first published in the October 2019 issue of Hotel Management and is reprinted with permission. Why are so many hoteliers talkin
Hotel Law Blog · 7 Aug
Many hotels operate internationally and are frequently subject to the European Union's 2018 General Data Protection Regulation. The financial consequ
Hotel Law Blog · 30 Jul
If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We advise hote
JMBM · 15 Jul
Hotel Lawyer: We hate to say "we told you so" on Resort Fee litigation
Hotel Law Blog · 9 Jul
If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We are part of
Hotel Law Blog · 10 May
Jim Butler, Chairman of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group(r), along with Jack Westergom of Manhattan Hospitality Advisors, will speak at the 4th Annual
JMBM · 9 May
Yesterday, we kicked off Meet the Money® 2019 – the National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference hosted by JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® – with the LIIC Top Ten. Presented by my friend, Mike Cahill, CEO and Founder of HREC and one of LIIC’s co-chairmen, the LIIC Top Ten reflects the perspectives of the industry’s most active members in the hospitality market.
Hotel Law Blog · 21 Feb
Voters in Long Beach, California passed an initiative in November 2018 that affects all hotels in Long Beach with more than 50 hotel rooms. The Hotel
JMBM · 29 Jan
Brand concentration has intensified greatly over recent years and many new brands have been created. At last count (and the count changes often), Marriott owns 30 brands, Accor has 33, Wyndham has 18, Hilton has 14, IHG has 13, Choice has 11 and Hyatt has 10. For a hospitality chain, a portfolio of brands used to represent a customer and regional segmentation strategy designed to target buyers across the economic spectrum and resonate with local preferences.
Hotel Law Blog · 23 Jan
The tax lawyers at JMBM have significant experience in advising clients with international business interests, and keep them informed of developments
JMBM · 8 Dec
On a basic level, the hospitality business is simple - as is often said, it amounts to putting heads in beds. But finding the heads to put in the beds is a complex process and requires hotel companies to find out a great deal of information about their guests. Gathering and processing that information provides not only opportunities, but creates obligations, one of the most basic of which is ensuring the security of guests' personal information.