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

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

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

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