Latest mid-November data on hotel owner's viability - COVID, the vaccine, the economy
Latest mid-November data on hotel owner's viability - COVID, the vaccine, the economy

Hotel Law Blog · 19 Nov

We are less than a week from Thanksgiving and a lot of new data has been released in the past few days, with important implications for the hotel ind

Hotel Lawyer Alert: California Consumer Privacy Act update
Hotel Lawyer Alert: California Consumer Privacy Act update

Hotel Law Blog · 10 Nov

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

BEFORE you sign that (nonbinding) letter of intent, think about this!
BEFORE you sign that (nonbinding) letter of intent, think about this!

Hotel Law Blog · 23 Oct

One of the biggest mistakes owners and developers continue to make is negotiating a “nonbinding” term sheet on various hotel arrangements, such as ho

Boutiques may be adapting faster than other hotel sectors, but still hurting
Boutiques may be adapting faster than other hotel sectors, but still hurting

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 Lawyer: Franchise & Management Disputes in a Covid crucible
Hotel Lawyer: Franchise & Management Disputes in a Covid crucible

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

CMBS Special Servicing Roundtable for distressed hotel and retail projects
CMBS Special Servicing Roundtable for distressed hotel and retail projects

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

ADA Defense Lawyer: ADA requires hotels to describe accessibility on website
ADA Defense Lawyer: ADA requires hotels to describe accessibility on website

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.

ADA Defense Lawyer: ADA Websiserial plaintiff rebuffed
ADA Defense Lawyer: ADA Websiserial plaintiff rebuffed

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 Lawyer Employment Update: Road Map to Reopening the Physical Workplace
Hotel Lawyer Employment Update: Road Map to Reopening the Physical Workplace

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

Can SPEs be truly bankruptcy remote entities for hotel and resort loans?
Can SPEs be truly bankruptcy remote entities for hotel and resort loans?

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

Lender's Key for distressed hotel asset strategies: Butler's Matrix
Lender's Key for distressed hotel asset strategies: Butler's Matrix

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

The Comprehensive Situation Analysis: Critical foundation for decisions on lender alternatives for distressed hotel loans
The Comprehensive Situation Analysis: Critical foundation for decisions on lender alternatives for distressed hotel loans

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 Lawyer: Hotel and restaurant distress from COVID-19/Coronavirus demands prompt action to deal with loan defaults, layoffs, shutdowns, recapitalizations and stand down agreements
Hotel Lawyer: Hotel and restaurant distress from COVID-19/Coronavirus demands prompt action to deal with loan defaults, layoffs, shutdowns, recapitalizations and stand down agreements

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

The California Consumer Privacy Act - What Hoteliers Need to Know Now
The California Consumer Privacy Act - What Hoteliers Need to Know Now

Hotel Law Blog · 1 Jan

02 January 2020 Click here for the latest articles on Data Technology, Privacy & Security. My partner, Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hosp

Hotel Lawyer: California limits use of independent contractors, creating significant liabilities and penalties for California hotel and restaurant employers
Hotel Lawyer: California limits use of independent contractors, creating significant liabilities and penalties for California hotel and restaurant employers

Hotel Law Blog · 17 Oct

17 October 2019 As of January 1, 2020, California employers will need to comply with a new law which codifies a heightened standard of classifying an

Federal legislation introduced making hotel resort fees and other mandatory charges illegal
Federal legislation introduced making hotel resort fees and other mandatory charges illegal

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

Why all the buzz about cannabis hotels?
Why all the buzz about cannabis hotels?

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

Cybersecurity Lawyer: Lessons from Marriott's $123 million GDPR fine
Cybersecurity Lawyer: Lessons from Marriott's $123 million GDPR fine

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

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Nebraska sues Hilton over hotel "Resort Fees"
Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Nebraska sues Hilton over hotel "Resort Fees"

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

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC sues Marriott International over hotel "Resort Fees"
Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC sues Marriott International over hotel "Resort Fees"

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

The current state of financing in the hospitality industry: Discussions and presentations at Meet the Money 2019
The current state of financing in the hospitality industry: Discussions and presentations at Meet the Money 2019

Hotel Law Blog · 28 May

28 May 2019 It's hard to believe that another Meet the Money(r) is in the rear view mirror, and that we have our 30th year on the horizon in 2020!

JMBM's Global Hospitality Chairman Jim Butler Will Speak About Hotel Investment at 2019 Institutional Real Estate Forum
JMBM's Global Hospitality Chairman Jim Butler Will Speak About Hotel Investment at 2019 Institutional Real Estate Forum

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

Panic Buttons: What hotel owners need to know about unions and new ordinance in Long Beach, CA
Panic Buttons: What hotel owners need to know about unions and new ordinance in Long Beach, CA

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

Tax Alert: Foreign Entity Ownership Compliance - Don't Ignore the Repatriation Tax
Tax Alert: Foreign Entity Ownership Compliance - Don't Ignore the Repatriation Tax

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

Jim Butler Hosts Senior Chinese Government Officials

Hotel Law Blog · 7 Dec

Recently, a Chinese government delegation visited Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP. The delegation included some of the highest-ranking officials

Hotel Lawyer project development update: SLS Resort Residence & Marina Hallandale Beach
Hotel Lawyer project development update: SLS Resort Residence & Marina Hallandale Beach

Hotel Law Blog · 7 Dec

The Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP is pleased to announce its client Ari Pearl’s development of the Diplomat Golf