Hotel Lawyer: JMBM closes another M&A deal
Hotel Lawyer: JMBM closes another M&A deal

Hotel Law Blog · 20 Apr

The latest M&A deal closing is not a hotel deal, but JMBM is pleased to announce that Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS), a Level II Veterinary Em

Hotel Lawyer: How does the Supreme Court's Google v. Oracle case impact the hotel industry?
Hotel Lawyer: How does the Supreme Court's Google v. Oracle case impact the hotel industry?

Hotel Law Blog · 16 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

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.

Hotel Law Blog · 8 Apr

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

Today's Hotelier: Transfers of franchise agreements
Today's Hotelier: Transfers of franchise agreements

Hotel Law Blog · 5 Apr

5 April 2021 See how JMBM's Global Hospitality Group(r) can help you. Bob Braun recently wrote an article for Today's Hotelier on the issues hotel ow

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

Hotel Law Blog · 23 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

New ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards for 2021
New ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards for 2021

Hotel Law Blog · 19 Mar

The survey standards for the American Land Title Association® (ALTA®)/ National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) survey were updated in Febru

ADA Defense Lawyer: Hotels Must List Accessible Features on the Web or Risk Being Sued
ADA Defense Lawyer: Hotels Must List Accessible Features on the Web or Risk Being Sued

Hotel Law Blog · 2 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

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

Hotel Law Blog · 8 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

Hotel Lawyer Labor & Employment New Year Round-Up: What to Expect in 2021
Hotel Lawyer Labor & Employment New Year Round-Up: What to Expect in 2021

Hotel Law Blog · 30 Dec

See how JMBM's Global Hospitality Group(r) can help you. Click here for the latest on labor and employment guidance. As 2020 comes to a close, many e

ADA Website "Tester's" Lawsuit Dismissed - Again
ADA Website "Tester's" Lawsuit Dismissed - Again

Hotel Law Blog · 23 Dec

See how JMBM's Global Hospitality Group(r) can help you. Click here for the latest articles on ADA Compliance and Defense. As websites become a large

Mandatory COVID Vaccinations: Can/should hotels require employees to take the shots? What are the legal and business considerations?
Mandatory COVID Vaccinations: Can/should hotels require employees to take the shots? What are the legal and business considerations?

Hotel Law Blog · 20 Dec

Most of the world has been anxiously waiting for the “silver bullet” of an effective COVID-19 anti-virus vaccine to save lives, reopen business, save

ADA Defense Lawyer: emotional support animals cannot fly for free anymore
ADA Defense Lawyer: emotional support animals cannot fly for free anymore

Hotel Law Blog · 14 Dec

Last week, the Department of Transportation modified the rules of the Air Carriers Act so that “emotional support” animals will no longer be permitte

Time to take a new look at Federal vs. State receiverships?
Time to take a new look at Federal vs. State receiverships?

Hotel Law Blog · 11 Dec

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, getting receivers appointed in many state courts may be difficult. Some state courts are effectively closed, others are b

ADA Defense Lawyer: ADA Lawsuits Are Defensible
ADA Defense Lawyer: ADA Lawsuits Are Defensible

Hotel Law Blog · 1 Dec

Following our ADA Website Litigation Update in June, federal courts have begun to signal the end of a series of nearly 500 ADA lawsuits filed by one

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