Hotel Lawyer in Los Angeles: Why does it seem like everyone wants to build or buy a hotel in downtown LA? It’s the “Renaissance of DTLA,” silly!
Hotel Management Agreement & Franchise Agreement Handbook 3rd edition is released for free download
The importance of Comfort Letters in financing franchised hotels
Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance and Investment Conference will focus on hotel development and deals
Should your hotel be managed by an operator of independent hotels?
Hotel Franchise Lawyer: 8 things to negotiate in your next franchise agreement
JMBM’s Chinese Investment Group™ announces successful acquisitions in the U.S. for Chinese clients, and promotion of Eudeen Chang to Vice Chairman of the Group
Hotel Management Agreements: 5 things to keep in mind when you look for a hotel operator
JMBM’s Hotel Developer Forum: LA wants 4,000 new hotel rooms stat!
Comcast and Liberty announce $1.2 billion Philadelphia skyscraper with new Four Seasons Hotel
Hotel Industry Outlook: Jim Butler’s Top 10 for 2014
What the Target data security breaches mean for hoteliers
ADA Compliance and Defense Lawyer: Starwood Hotels and The Phoenician get an expensive (and unnecessary) lesson in ADA compliance. Who’s next?
Hotel Lawyer: Something everyone buying or building a golf course should know . . .
JMBM’s Hotel Lawyers help Chinese real estate developer buy 802-room Sheraton Gateway LAX for $96 million.
Warning for hotel investors considering golf courses: Golf courses are different! They have different risks and require different skill sets.
Hotel Lawyer: Surge of activity creates new management agreement opportunities
New “tipping” rules for 2014: Are you ready?
ADA Defense lawyer: Pool lift litigation proliferates. Why enterprise-wide compliance is the best solution.
Rob Koger — putting the whole story into perspective
NOW is the best time to buy or sell a hotel in many years
Robert T. Koger — Hotel Lawyer with the FBI affidavit that helped put Koger behind bars
Robert T. Koger of Molinaro Koger is arrested and put behind bars. A shocking course of continuing fraudulent conduct is unveiled.
Abu Dhabi Investment Fund buying 3 Editions from Marriott. What does this mean to Marriott and the Edition brand?
The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego — a condo hotel — did NOT offer “securities” according to new appellate court decision in Salameh v. Tarsadia Hotel. Lower district court dismissal upheld.
JMBM’s Meet the Money® in the Wall Street Journal. Conference panelists discuss financing new hotel construction.
Meet the Money® 2013 — Mood of the hotel industry and Conference Presentations
The LIIC Top 10: Annual Survey of Lodging Investment Trends and Challenges
Meet the Money® 2013 online registration ends Friday. Don’t miss this year’s exciting edition of the hotel industry’s finance conference.
Cyber Security Alert: How to protect your proprietary information from employees
ADA defense lawyer: A blast against frivolous, serial ADA lawsuits in striking the right balance
Hotel owner-operator disputes: Marriott v Eden Roc — what it all means for terminating hotel management agreements
When should you choose a brand for your hotel? And when should the brand manage your hotel?
Marriott loses appeal in Eden Roc case: Why all long-term hotel management agreements are now terminable.
The 10 biggest mistakes shopping centers make when adding a hotel
How to Buy a Hotel Handbook — Hotel Lawyers Announce New Book Release
ULI presentations available on adding a hotel to a shopping center or mall
Stranger than fiction? A closer look at the Molinaro Koger criminal convictions regarding deals with Host . . .
Hotel industry outlook for the next several years bodes well for hotel investment now
A Detailed Overview of the Hotel Acquisition Process (30-page booklet)
So you think you want to buy a hotel? Well, NOW is probably the time to do it!
Dual-branded hotels — What every owner or developer should know
HOW TO BUY A HOTEL: Hotel Acquisition Checklist
Finally! Relief from abusive ADA litigation in California? Maybe not. . .
Hotel-retail mixed-use: A wave of new hotel development is beginning to swell
Hotel Lawyers in Los Angeles at the ALIS hotel investment conference
DOJ sues 3 of NYC’s top Zagat-rated restaurants for ADA violations
Security interest in golf course revenues cut off by Bankruptcy
ADA Defense Lawyer: Pool lift deadline of January 31, 2013 looms, but may be a diversion from enterprise-wide ADA compliance
Due diligence tips for your next hotel acquisition
Hotel Lawyer Privacy Alert: Do your hotel mobile apps comply with new interpretations of online privacy rules?
Hotel Lawyer on Repositioning: The New York Times reports 39 percent increase in reflagging
Hotel-Retail mixed-use: hospitality industry trend for 2013.
Buying a hotel? Financing a hotel? 10 things every borrower should know. (part 2)
Buying a hotel? Financing a hotel? 10 things every borrower should know. (part 1)
Hotel Lawyer with the new “Guide” for international hotel transactions — doing business abroad or with foreigners
The hotel purchase and sale agreement — What is the value of the seller’s representations and warranties to a hotel buyer?
Seller representations and warranties in a hotel purchase agreement — What are the big issues today?
Hotel Lawyer Alert: U.S. Hotel Owners could lose $2.1 billion in hotel value with new Expedia program
JMBM will be at the Boutique Lifestyle Leadership Symposium 2012
David Loeb shares RW Baird industry analysis
JMBM will be at the Fall 2012 Trigild Lender Conference
Hotel Lawyer with PKF’s “US Lodging Market Outlook” — What if we hit the Fiscal Cliff? What if we postpone it? Recession in 2013?
How to buy a hotel — What you don’t know about undocumented workers could really hurt you!
3 Nuggets of Information from Vail Brown of STR on Hotel Industry Prospects for 2013 and Beyond
JMBM’s Hotel Lawyers Post 500th Blog
Phoenix Rising — Insights from the Phoenix Lodging Conference
Hotel Liability for Guest Information — What you need to know and how to avoid liability.
HMA Handbook, 2nd edition is released — Hotel Management Agreements for hotel owners, developers, investors and lenders
JMBM’s Chinese Investment Group™ happenings and events
Dodd-Frank Act presents Hotels with decisions on credit and debit card charges
Hotel restructuring, workouts, receiverships and bankruptcy. The art of heavy lifting.
HOW TO BUY A HOTEL Handbook: Franchise issues in hotel purchase and sale transactions
Hotel Lawyer: Experts share top 5 tips on picking the right hotel operator and brand for your hotel
Losing the expectation of privacy bit by bit, byte by byte
How to terminate a hotel management agreement: A Tale of Two Hotels — Marriott’s Edition Waikiki and Fairmont’s Turnberry Isle Resort
HOW TO BUY A HOTEL Handbook: labor and employment tips
Chinese Investment and EB-5 Finance Forum June 21, 2012
“Cyber Accessibility” is the new frontier for ADA lawsuits. Your next DOJ investigation or ADA class action could be just a mouse click away!
ADA compliance and defense lawyer: ADA experts discuss hottest issues facing the hotel industry today
Successful joint ventures for hotel development, acquisition and financing
ADA compliance and defense lawyer alert: ADA pool lift deadline extended to January 31, 2013
Hotel Lawyer from Meet the Money® — Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) announces its top 10 challenges for hotel industry in 2012
Meet the Money® conference talks about Hotel loans and equity investment, creating value with hotel value-add and repositioning, hotel opportunistic investment, deal making and much more
ADA compliance and defense lawyer alert: Charles Schwab settles claim over website accessibility
Join us at Meet the Money® in Los Angeles May 7-9, 2012. Get the latest on debt and equity financing and what’s up in the hotel industry.
JMBM is one of 20 hottest law firms in the U.S. per the NLJ’s latest list
Hotel Labor Lawyer: California Supreme Court finally gives employers some good news in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court
ADA Defense Lawyer: AH&LA supported legislation would give 1 year delay for pool lift requirements
Hotel Lawyer: How to negotiate a Hotel Management Agreement. 10 tips for a smoother process
ADA Defense Lawyer: What does the ADA pool lift compliance extension mean to you?
DOJ turnabout: Pool lift compliance deadline extended to May 15
5 Things to remember when buying hotel notes
ADA defense and compliance lawyer: More clarification or confusion on March 15 ADA standards?
GlobeSt.com interviews JMBM’s ADA Defense and Compliance Lawyers
ADA ALERT – A call to action before the March 15, 2012 ADA deadline
FBI tips for hotels. How to spot terrorists and what to do.
JMBM’s 22nd Annual Meet the Money 2012
Sponsors of 2012 JMBM’s 22nd Annual Meet the Money
ADA Defense and Compliance Lawyer Advisory: DOJ clarifies March 15, 2012 mandatory pool lift requirement! (Uh-oh!)
ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyer: New ADA compliance standards for golf courses. What do they mean to you?
Hotel Lawyer on 2012: A good year to buy a hotel (and a bad year, if your hotel note is due)
Quick! Can you pass this 3-question ADA pop quiz?
Hotel Lawyer in Los Angeles: ALIS – What’s the commotion all about? Closing the conference hotel to outsiders.
Hotel management contract disputes: Importance of “fiduciary” duties in Owner-Operator lawsuits
Litigation and disputes between hotel owners and operators are on the rise. Why?
ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyer: New ADA regulations kick in soon. Say goodbye to “grandfathering” under the ADA.
Hotel Lawyer in Washington DC at NATHIC – Why the lodging industry will continue to do well despite bumpy markets and more
Chinese investment in U.S. hotels: What the real estate professionals want to know
Fairmont v. Turnberry decision is issued by Federal Court
Hotel Lawyer with optimism for the hotel industry from at the Dallas Lenders Conference, Fishing for Solutions 2011
Hotel Lawyer in Dallas listening to the Special Servicers
Hotel Labor & Employment Update: California Supreme Court one step closer to decision in meal and rest period case
Updating Service Animal Policies of Your Hotel or Other “Place of Lodging”
Hotel Industry Alert: Some things to feel (very) good about!
Hotel Lawyers in Phoenix: “It’s not just me. The market has changed in just the last 60 days!”
Hospitality Lawyers in Phoenix for the 2011 Lodging Conference. What’s happening to the hospitality industry?
Hotel Labor and Employment Lawyer Update: Controversial Union Rights Notice Subject to Legal Challenge — Employers Should Not Rush To Post It
Hotel Franchise Lawyer: Hotel Franchise Agreements and the 5 biggest mistakes a hotel owner can make
Hotel Labor and Employment Lawyer Alert: The NLRB is making it harder to stay union free.
Tips from hotel franchise and management lawyers: Beware the trap of “changing brand standards”
Hotel Lending Lawyer: What every hotel lender needs to know about hotel due diligence
Hotel lawyers on terminating hotel operators: M Edition lawsuit against Marriott has a new twist — Marriott is replaced overnight
Hotel lawyers on terminating hotel operators: Turnberry Resort drops Fairmont flag
Hotel Lending Lawyer: What every hotel lender needs to know about Cash Controls
Hotel Lawyer with more on M Waikiki Edition lawsuit against Marriott – What Marriott’s General Counsel says
Hotel Lending Lawyer: What every hotel lender needs to know about SNDAs
Hotel Lending Lawyer: What every hotel lender needs to know about HMAs and hotel franchise agreements
Hotel Lawyer on the importance of brands — intellectual property rights and what they mean
Hotel Lawyer on the fiduciary, contractual and agency duties of hotel brokers – Host Hotels & Resorts LP v. Molinaro Koger litigation
M Waikiki’s Edition lawsuit against Marriott and Ian Schrager — an owner’s HMA dispute with Marriott
Hotel Investment: Why Asian investors are targeting U.S. hotels for purchase and investment, and what could it mean for you?
Chinese Investment Group™ — Hotels, Real Estate, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visas
華人酒店和房地產投資法律顧問集團™ — 酒店、房地產和EB-5投資移民
华人酒店和房地产投资法律顾问集团™ — 酒店，房地产和EB-5投资移民
Hotel Lawyer: How do you know when you should set up a captive insurance company for your hotel? Take our “litmus test”.
Hotel Lawyer: What you need to know about the “ancillary benefits” of setting up a captive insurance company
Hotel Lawyer: Why you should protect your hotel business with captive insurance
Hotel Lawyer in New York with pre-NYU industry forecast: Sunny with occasional clouds and NO storms on the horizon
Hotel Lawyer with the Executive Roundtable results.
ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyer: How to quickly lose business. (no ADA-compliant reservation system)
Hotel Lawyer: Latest perspective on the hotel industry from Smith Travel
Hospitality Lawyers with PKF and Mark Woodworth’s Lodging Overview
Hotel Lawyers’ updates on capital and debt markets for hotels, transaction sales data and financings
Hotel Lawyer updates on hotel cap rates, values and transactions
Hotel Lawyer with nuggets from JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2011
JMBM’s Meet the Money® in the Wall Street Journal today!
Hotel industry think tank’s top 10 challenges for 2011
Top hotel industry leaders converge for Executive Roundtable at Meet the Money®
Condo Hotel Lawyer: What is happening with the condo hotel sector?
Connecting online at Meet the Money®!
Hotel Lawyer: The hotel transaction market is heating up!
Hotel Lawyer with good news! A new federal court decision upholds condo hotel structure. No “securities” involved as structured. Disgruntled condo hotel unit purchaser lawsuit dismissed.
Meet the Money®: Hotel financing Renaissance is underway!
New Book Release: The HMA Handbook, Hotel Management Agreements for Owners, Developers, Investors & Lenders
Buying a Hotel? Don’t buy an ADA lawsuit or DOJ Investigation
Hotel Lawyer on Hotel Management Agreements: Exculpation Clauses for protecting the owner’s assets
ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyer: How to handle an ADA lawsuit . . . and How not to do it
Hotel Lawyer: 5 key elements for good Hotel Management Agreement budget provisions
Hotel Lawyer: How improving fundamentals make 2011 the year of “Great Expectations” for the Hotel Industry
Ask the Hotel Lawyer: 2011 is starting as the year of “Great Expectations” for the hotel industry!
Hotel ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyer: How a recent ADA case affects all hotels but particularly conference centers and meeting hotels
Hotel Lawyer: So,You Think You Want to Buy a Hotel?
Sheraton Universal Hotel Sale Facilitated by JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®
ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyer Alert: Hilton’s ADA Settlement with the Department of Justice: Precedent-setting agreement delivers more than removing architectural barriers
BLOOMBERG interview with Jim Butler, Hotel Lawyer
New York Times: Hotel Sector May Lead Economic Recovery
ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyer: California’s Certified Access Specialist program — Does it provide all of the intended ADA protections?
How “standards” can protect your hotel mixed-use assets . . .
Hotel Lawyer: Checklist for negotiating Hotel Management Agreements/Hotel Operating Agreements – The HMA PRO™ Checklist
Hotel Lawyer: Distress continues for hotel and CRE. New data suggests 8 year downturn, dismal prospects and increased foreclosures.
Hotel Lawyer with insights on “How to get a great hotel operator”
ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyer Alert: New Regulations Now in Effect
Hotel Lawyer in Phoenix at The Lodging Conference . . . If you are not here, you are missing out!
Hotel Joint Ventures: Four Keys to Success
Hotel Lawyer: The more things change, the more they stay the same . . .
Global Hospitality Advisor: National implications of the July 2010 Atlas Hospitality Group distressed hotels survey
Global Hospitality Advisor® with Lodging Industry Midsummer Report
Hotel Labor Lawyer Alert: U.S. Department of Labor targets the hospitality industry
ADA defense lawyer: Implications of the latest ADA enforcement “sweeps” against hotels in Portland and San Francisco.
Hotel ADA defense lawyer: Department of Justice (DOJ) ADA enforcement “sweeps” hit the West Coast. What you need to know now.
Hotel Management Agreement performance standards — The Owner’s Return test
Hotel Management Agreement performance standards — The Operator’s take
Hotel management agreement performance standards and why they matter
Hotel Lending: How to avoid the pitfalls of hotel lending
Hotel Lending: Why hotel lending is different. . . and some things you should know . . .
Hotel Lending: “NOW” could be the best time for hotel lending in 20 years
Hotel Lawyer in New York City with the pulse of Manhattan and the 2010 New York Investment Conference – The tide has turned!
Hotel lawyers: Public-Private Financing still works for hotel developments
Timeshare Lawyer: What’s happening with Vacation Ownership — fractionals, timeshares and clubs? Expert perspectives and insights on investor and hotel-owner benefits
California hotel defaults, foreclosures and sales — weather vane for hotels everywhere? Atlas Hospitality Group’s latest survey
As goes the economy, so goes the hospitality industry: So what’s happening to the economy, capital markets and global hotel markets?
Meet the Money® 2010: Art Adler, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels: Global capital markets
Meet the Money® 2010: David Loeb, RW Baird: Capital markets outlook
Meet the Money® 2010: Richard Green, USC Lusk Center: Economy and Outlook
Hotel industry update! The worst may be behind us but whither the future? Industry stats and insights from HVS, PKF, Smith Travel and CBRE
Meet the Money® 2010: Suzanne Mellen, HVS: Hotel values and cap rates
Meet the Money® 2010: Mark Woodworth, PKF Consulting: What better time?
Meet the Money® 2010: Greg Hartmann, STR Analytics: Light at the end of the tunnel?
The Lenders Handbook for Troubled Hotels — How to get a FREE copy . . .
Hotel industry think tank top 10 challenges for 2010
Meet the Money® – What is really happening with the recovery and how will it affect the hotel industry? Insightful perspectives from the experts at Meet the Money®
Hotel workouts, hotel bankruptcies, hotel receiverships — We wrote the book on troubled hotel assets: The Lenders Handbook for Troubled Hotels.
Hotel management agreement terminations — Is there a better way?
Meet the Money® at JMBM’s 20th annual hotel conference!
Global Hospitality Advisor®: Opportunistic investment alert! What to watch for when buying distressed debt on timeshare, fractional and vacation club developments
Global Hospitality Advisor®: A masterstroke hospitality investment by savvy investor
ADA defense lawyers: When disabled hotel guests’ needs go beyond the norm for typical guests, what do hotel owners and managers have to do?
Tranche Warfare: The coming litigation among stakeholders in CMBS Loans
Timeshare lawyer advisory for timeshare developers, owners and operators. Impact of new ADA rules on your timeshare project.
Hotel Lawyer: California foreclosure traps for unwary lenders: California’s one action and anti-deficiency rules. What one top expert tells lenders about avoiding the pitfalls of foreclosing in California on hotels and other mixed collateral.
Atlas 2009 Year End Hotel Survey . . . and what it means
Hotel Lawyer: ALIS brings optimists to earth. Lenders make new evaluations. Realism is cold and gray.
How they are going to make you pay TOT on revenues your hotel never received
Hotel Lawyers and the ADA: Is the DOJ’s ADA Compliance Survey Coming to Your City Soon? What to do when you receive the DOJ’s ADA Compliance Review questionnaire.
Occupancy tax update on internet hotel booking: More lawsuits against Expedia and online travel companies (OTCs) over “lost” bed taxes — Why hotels should care about the transient occupancy tax (TOT) battle
Hotel Occupancy Tax Alert: online travel company suits over transient occupancy taxes raise – 5 things every hotel owner and operator needs to know
Hotel Lawyer: Distressed hotel investments — Maximizing the value for Lenders, Borrowers and Investors
ADA Hotel Lawyers: California opens door to more ADA litigation, but also offers protection to the well-informed
Hotel Lawyers in Phoenix: What happened at the Phoenix lodging conference? Can we find a Black Swan?
New CMBS rule insights from Hotel Lawyer — effective immediately. Panacea or placebo?
Hotel Lawyer: Hotel liability — Have you checked your parental release forms lately?
The Hotel Owner’s and Hotel Lender’s Dilemma: Sell now or sell later? How long does it take to market a hotel today?
Hotel Lawyer: Does “End of the Recession” mean “Recovery”? Not for luxury hotels!
Hotel Lawyer: Some practical alternatives to hotel closings – turning around operating results.
Closing that hotel may be the worst money-saving idea you ever had! Lenders, here’s why mothballing a hotel can be a very bad idea.
Hospitality Lawyer: The “amazing relationship” between GDP and hotel room demand. When the recovery comes, what will it look like for the hotel industry?
Hospitality Lawyer: National implications from the latest hotel industry Survey
Hospitality Lawyers: Conditions for hotel industry “RESET” may be coming into alignment
Hospitality Lawyer: Hotel foreclosures on track to set new records in California and elsewhere.
Hospitality Lawyer and Special servicers: Busy now? Realpoint says work will double by year end! Implications for all CRE loans.
Hotel delinquencies predicted to exceed 8% by year end. Red Roof defaults on $361 million in loans. Are there lessons for hotel lenders and investors in the latest California market report?
Hospitality Lawyer: PKF says 2009 worst year in lodging history. Robust recovery likely but years away
Hospitality Lawyer: What lies ahead for the hotel industry? When do values bottom? When do they recover? Which markets are worst and which will be the best? How to unlock hotel value with JMBM’s SAVE® program . . .
Hospitality Lawyer on California Requirements for Proprietary Security Guards
Hospitality Lawyer at the 2009 NYU hotel conference — Sound bites
Hospitality Lawyer from the NYU Hotel Investment Conference
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #15 Challenges and Opportunities
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #14 Brands
Terminating hotel management agreements when things don’t work? Not easy, but not impossible either.
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #13. REITs and other institutional investors
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #12. What’s left for owners today?
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #11. What are the winning strategies for hotels today?
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #10. When will CMBS come back?
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #9. What is the future for new hotel construction and development?
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #8. How should borrowers and lenders deal with each other during this credit crisis?
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #7. Public – Private Hotel Development Financing – What Kinds of Public- Private Hotel Projects Are Underway Now and What Kinds of Public Financing Are Available Now to Build Hotels
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #6. What is happening with hotel values today?
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #5. Troubled hotel loans in CMBS – working with special servicers
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #4. What is the cost of capital for hotels?
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #3. When is it time to buy hotels?
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #2. When does the hotel industry recover?
Hospitality Lawyer Insights from MTM: #1. Is leverage dead or deadly — a controversial new investment reality may be taking hold
Hospitality Lawyer Insights series from Meet the Money® 2009
Hospitality Lawyers: Public markets got us in to this. Can they get us out?
Hospitality Lawyers: “State of the Public Equity Markets – Lodging & REIT Sectors”
Hospitality Lawyers: What’s happening to hotel values and cap rates in 2009? by Suzanne Mellen
Hospitality Lawyers: Mark Woodworth’s ‘Night has fallen. Waiting for sunrise’. WOW!
Hospitality Lawyers: The latest “Optimistic Views” from Smith Travel Research
Hospitality Lawyers present JEWELS from Meet the Money® 2009 — the “best ever” hotel conference
Hospitality Lawyers: Swine Flu’s legal implications
More information about the World Health Organization “Phase 4″ rating on the threat of a flu pandemic
Swine flu or SARS 2? Alert from Hotel Lawyers
Green Hotel Lawyer: Green Hotel economics 202 B. New study finds 31% price premium for green buildings.
Green Hotel Lawyer: Green Hotel economics 202 A at work in practice. Can anyone still say that Green and Luxury are incompatible?
Ask the Hotel Lawyer: Investor surveys — some results that may surprise you!
Hotel Bankruptcy issues — Special Purpose Entities getting approval to file bankruptcy.
Hotel Lawyer: Nutrition disclosure laws. The latest in California.
Hotel Lawyer: Live, love and know your CMBS Special Servicer. Why no one may be more important for you to know all about right now — in survival or “treasure hunting”
Hotel Lawyer on the Gridlock: Can it be unlocked? Holy Zoley! How do you cope with a complete paradigm shift in the hotel industry?
Hotel receiverships, bankruptcies and restructurings for distressed hotels and hotel loans: Helping BORROWERS create value with distressed hotels to accomplish their objectives in the middle of The Great Recession of 2008
Ask the Hotel Lawyer™: Hotel executives today and the “bedbug letter” . . . Who’s the “idiot”? You be the judge.
Ask the Hotel Lawyer: Hotel bankruptcy trump card. Terminating hotel management agreements without liability — the alchemy of lead to gold for troubled hotels and hotel loans?
Hotel & Timeshare Lawyer: Does the timeshare exit strategy or repositioning your property create ADA problems?
Hotel Lawyer: Municipal hotel and convention hotel projects get a big boost from the Financial Stimulus Bill. All about the new Build America Bonds that can help make this happen — but only on bonds issued in 2009 and 2010.
Hotel Attorneys and CMBS special servicers look to have a big (and free!) part of the solution to the liquidity crisis, depressed real estate, and hotel values as well as a better way to dispose of toxic assets. Is Geithner listening?
Hotel Attorneys: Looking for a way to significantly increase your hotel’s cash flow… NOW? Here’s one of the most overlooked approaches. “TINSTAAFL” suspended?
Hotel Lawyer with new data from Moody’s Economy.com and deteriorating projections for the lodging industry. Experts say Improvement won’t even start until 2011.
Hotel Attorney: How will the Stimulus Bill help tribal governments finance hotel projects in Indian Country?
Hotel Lawyer: New star rating system for hotels in Italy. What does it mean?
Hotel Lawyer: Latest legislation affecting hospitality
Hotel Lawyer: Stimulate this! The lighter side of political commentary from the centuries
Hotel Lawyer: What lies ahead? What’s the bailout cost $700 billion? $3 trillion? $20 trillion? What does Dr. Doom mean by an L-shaped Depression?
Hotel Lawyer: Luxury hotel success story! (and philosophy). Ali Kasikci and Montage Beverly Hills
Hotel Lawyer: Stimulus Bill and financial recovery — summary of selected tax provisions
Hotel bankruptcies, workouts and turnarounds: Hotel Lawyers on the TARP, the TALF, and the ugly. What does it mean to hotel owners and lenders?
Hotel ADA Defense Lawyer: ADA Compliance is no longer an option. There is a “new sheriff” in town, and problem prevention costs a fraction of defense and compliance under a microscope.
Hotel Lawyer: Uh Oh! Now they are using the “D” word
Hotel Lawyer: New hotel data and revised predictions for 2009. Increased hotel loan stress, falling NOI and slumping values. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.
ADA Lawyer alert for hotels and restaurants: ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) put on hold so Obama administration can review.
Hotel Lawyer: Eureka! A ray of sunshine amidst the gloom.
Hotel Attorneys with the latest “updates from the field”
Hotel Lawyers: How do we pay for this? And what happens next?
Congress approves landmark Stimulus Plan. What is the bailout plan? Hotel Lawyers insights on what Geithner has in mind.
Hotel Lawyers pondering the “black box” of Geithner’s “bad bank”
Distressed hotel assets find no fast relief in bailout plan. Up to $1 trillion “bad bank” to take toxic assets. No critical details yet.
Troubled Hotel Loans: Turning point or just another ledge on the cliff before we go over the edge? Bad bank rescue and RTC-2 ahead?
Hotel Lawyers: How bad is it? And how bad will it get?
Hotel lawyers’ on “State Of The Hotel Industry” — Sound Bites from hotel industry leaders at the ALIS conference
“Hotel Mixed-Use” is the key to reinventing retail says ULI Retail Panel
Latest insights from JMBM’s Hotel Attorneys and PKF Consulting on what lies ahead for the hotel industry . . .
Hotel Lawyers in JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® Add Industry Leader
ADA defense lawyers: ADA Sweeps by U.S. Department of Justice — Coming to a theater district or Hotel near you soon? How to get ready before it’s too late.
The Best from the Blog — Hotel Lawyers
Hotel bankruptcy? Distressed hotel loan mortgage? Restructuring hotel debt? Troubled hotel asset? How about an Enhanced Note Sale™?
Hotel Lawyers: Americans with Disabilities Act — How recent ADA developments can affect your hotel. Are you ready for a class action ADA lawsuit because of your hotel website?
Hotel Lawyers: What have we learned from “The Crash of 2008″? There are no shortcuts for due diligence!
CONDO HOTEL bankruptcies, workouts and turnarounds fill the headlines, the nightmares of lenders and the dreams of opportunistic investors. Part 2
CONDO HOTEL bankruptcies, workouts and turnarounds fill the headlines, the nightmares of lenders and the dreams of opportunistic investors. Part 1
Hotel Lawyers: Restructuring distressed condo hotels – Part 3
Hotel Lawyers: Restructuring distressed condo hotels – Part 2
Hotel Lawyers: Restructuring distressed condo hotels – Part 1
“Out of the Panic and into Opportunities of a Lifetime”
Hospitality Lawyer: Troubled Hotel Loan Solution — JMBM’s SAVE® Program
Hotel Lawyer Marta Fernandez: Winning the Hearts, Minds and Loyalty of Your Workforce BEFORE the Union Comes Calling
Hotel Lawyer — Making a bigger pie for everyone in defaulted Hotel Loan mortgage loan turnarounds, restructurings and bankruptcies
Hotel and Timeshare Lawyer — 3 Keys to Survival for Vacation Ownership Developers as the Financial Crisis bites deeper
Hotel Lawyer: The “Great De-leveraging,” a “financial panic” and unprecedented opportunities coming our way. Do you see them? Are you ready?
Hotel Lawyer: ADA litigation must be brought for a proper purpose
Hospitality Lawyer – “Speed bumps” in the road to bankruptcy for hotels and resorts. Part 2 – Can a hotel ever be a “single asset” for bankruptcy purposes?
Hospitality Lawyer — “Speed bumps” in the road to bankruptcy for hotels and resorts. Part 1 — Special Purpose Entities getting approval to file bankruptcy.
Hotel and Timeshare Lawyer insights on special implications of “the downturn” for Vacation Ownership
Hospitality Lawyer: Why you must act NOW to win the hearts, minds & loyalty of your workforce
Hospitality Lawyer: Special Servicers and Special Asset teams confer in Dallas for top special servicing conference
Hospitality Lawyer — Butler’s Matrix: Key to hotel mortgage loan defaults, workouts, bankruptcies and receiverships.
Hospitality Lawyer: Lender and borrower alternatives for troubled hotel mortgage loans
Hospitality Lawyer – The “Comprehensive Situation Analysis” for troubled hotel mortgage loans and workouts
Hospitality Lawyer asks, “Do you know the 8 Dos and Don’ts of handling troubled hotel mortgage loans?”
Hospitality Lawyer — Workouts and Special Servicing for Hotel Mortgage Loans: What is so different about TROUBLED HOTEL LOANS?
Vacation Ownership Properties 101: What are they? How do they work? How are they regulated?
Hospitality Lawyer: Hotel Management Agreements: SNDAs or Subordination Agreements
Hospitality Lawyer: The 5 biggest misconceptions about Condo Hotels
Hotel & Timeshare Lawyer Joins JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® team
Hospitality Attorney on the current financial “Turbulence” and forced partial nationalization of 9 U.S. banks.
Hospitality Lawyer in Miami at the HHOA Inaugural Convention. What energy! What focus! ¡Que Fabuloso!
Hospitality Lawyer: $700 billion bailout bill is now law! Warren Buffett insights on (1) Why the Bailout Bill had to pass, (2) The key to making the bailout work, and (3) How the Treasury can make a profit.
Hotel Lawyer: $700 billion financial rescue bill is signed! Full text of the “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008” or “EESA 2008″
Hospitality Lawyer: Fortunes will be made . . . or lost . . . in the wake of The Financial Bailout Bill and the Panic of 2008. What happens AFTER the Bailout Bill . . .
Hospitality Lawyer with Outlooks and Predictions for U.S. Lodging Industry from The Phoenix Lodging Conference. PKF Consulting’s Mark Woodworth’s presentation.
Agreement on Bailout Bill. The ”Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008″ likely to pass. Sets up the “TARP” for the U.S. economy and the hospitality industry
Hospitality Lawyer’s take on The Panic of 2008. Financial Crisis impact on the Lodging Industry.
Hospitality Lawyer: Pulse of the hotel industry from the Phoenix Lodging Conference. Where are we now? Where are we going?
Hospitality Lawyer with urgent ADA warning: You won’t believe what they want to do with ADA now
Green Hospitality Lawyer: Index and links to articles on Green Hotel Development and Green Hotel Operations and Sustainability
Green Hospitality Lawyer: Downturn or no, green hotels make economic sense.
Hospitality Lawyer in Italy. Lessons from History: When will we ever learn?
Hotel Lawyer: The 5 questions every owner should ask before selecting a hotel brand
The AH&LA and Tom Corcoran talk with Hospitality Lawyer about the 3 most pressing issues facing the industry today
Ask the Hotel Lawyer™: America is on sale! Understanding the exchange rate impact on hospitality.
Hispanic Hotel Owners Association (HHOA) and Angela Gonzalez-Rowe talk with Hospitality Lawyer about HHOA’s exciting developments
Hotel Management Agreements 201 by Hospitality Lawyer – Indemnification Provisions
Hospitality Lawyer — “Can we keep it up?” An increasingly important issue for the hotel industry!
Hospitality Lawyer with perspectives from the top: Insights and advice from Tom Baltimore, President of RLJ Development
What lies ahead in the hotel industry? Hospitality Lawyer looks at the good, the bad and the ugly . . . and something we haven’t seen in 20 years!
Smith Travel’s July Update on State of the Lodging Industry from Hospitality Lawyer in Atlanta
Hospitality Attorney salutes NABHOOD, Andy Ingraham, Mike Roberts, Hank Thomas, Mit Shah and the African American hotel community
Top picks of hospitality lawyer insights in 2008 are: (1) hotel financing and hotel values in buy-sell transactions, (2) hotel management agreements, and (3) LEED & GREEN hotel development
Hospitality Lawyer talks with Ambrose Collection’s Deirdre Wallace on going Green with an Existing Building
Hospitality Attorney with pearls from NYU, Part 5: Whither Lodging Demand, GDP and the Cost of Gasoline?
Hospitality Attorney with pearls from NYU, Part 4: Chain Scales
Hospitality Attorney with pearls from NYU, Part 3: What’s Weekday vs. Weekend demand tell us?
Hospitality Attorney with pearls from NYU, Part 2: State of the U.S. Lodging Industry
Hospitality Attorney with pearls from NYU, Part 1: International Markets
Hospitality Lawyer with the top Quips, Quotes and Insights from the 2008 NYU hotel conference.
JMBM’s Hospitality Attorneys with case studies of the compelling economics of Green Hotel Development by Gary Golla of SERA
The Mirabella — Hotel attorneys with a real world project where client saved by going LEED Platinum
How to get LEED certification for your hotel. Hotel Attorney on GREEN hotel development: The green consultant’s perspective.
CH&LA and AAHOA presenting June 5 Southern California hotel educational event and trade show
Green Hotel Development — Going “Beyond LEED” with JMBM’s hotel attorneys
Hospitality Lawyer with successful case studies on green hotel development and renovation – The Orchards
Hospitality Lawyer on Green Hotel Development – Demystifying LEED
Hospitality Lawyer: What’s going on in the buy-sell of California hotel transactions?
Green hospitality attorneys present EPA’s Energy Star and other great resources for greening your hotel operations or development
Hospitality Lawyer on the Hotel of Tomorrow
Hospitality Lawyer on Sentiment of the Hotel Industry
Hotel Attorney on State of the Hospitality Industry. Suzanne Mellen’s HVS presentation at JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2008
Hotel Attorney on State of the Hospitality Industry. Dan Lesser’s CBRE presentation at JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2008
Hotel Attorney on State of the Hospitality Industry. Mark Woodworth’s PKF Consulting Hospitality Research presentation at JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2008
Hotel Attorney on State of the Hospitality Industry. Bobby Bowers’ Smith Travel Research presentation at JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2008
Hotel Attorney on Hotel Cap Rates. What’s happening to hotel cap rates, values and financing?
Hotel Attorney at Meet the Money® — Report on Major Hotel Transactions by Suzanne Mellen of HVS
Hotel Attorney with Hotel Financing Experts at Meet the Money® 2008
Hotel Attorney at Hotel Finance Conference: Hotel Industry’s “Think Tank” gives views on “Top 10 Issues”
Hotel Attorney in Las Vegas for Hotel Financing Conclave: Meet the Money® 2008 (www.MeetTheMoney.com)
Hotel Attorney on Hotel Management Agreements. How to get the right hotel operator: part 3
Hotel Attorney on Hotel Management Agreements. How to get the right hotel operator: part 2
Hotel Attorney: Ritz-Carlton Bali hotel management agreement termination further court order
Hotel Attorney on Hotel Management Agreements. How to get the right hotel operator: part 1
Hotel Lawyer on Hotel Finance. Where have all the lenders gone? Find them at Meet the Money® 2008 — Gateway to hotel financing.
Hotel Lawyer: Hotel financing takes center stage at Meet the Money®, the Gateway to Hotel Finance
Hotel Lawyer: How to build, operate and finance GREEN hotels now.
Hospitality Lawyers: Defending ADA lawsuits. How your hotel website can make you a target for ADA lawsuits
Green Hotel Lawyer: Why should you do GREEN hotel development, and HOW do you do it?
Green Hotel Development Lawyer: UNLV-JMBM Hotel Developers Conference 2008
Green Hotel Lawyer: ULI’s Urban Land article on Greening Hotels
Hotel Lawyers Hotel Developers Conference 2008
Hotel Lawyer — How to terminate a hotel management agreement when an operator really deserves it!
Hotel Lawyer — Latest data points to the future: What’s in store?
Hotel Lawyer: Ritz-Carlton breached contractual and fiduciary duties under hotel management agreement giving rise to free termination, $10.3 million in damages plus attorneys fees. When will hotel operators “get it”?
Hotel Lawyer with GREEN GEMS from the Los Angeles Hotel Investment Conference
Hotel Lawyer: Hotel Investment Conclave. How do you finance your hotel today?
Hotel Lawyer on the “real economics” behind the paradigm shift to GREEN hotels
The UNLV-JMBM Hotel Developers Conference
Hotel Lawyer: Why the SEC may make you go GREEN
Hotel Lawyer: Return to “Normalcy” or “Irrational Pessimism”?
Hotel Lawyer in Phoenix. State of the Lodging Industry: Is the party over? Or is this just the intermission?
Hotel Lawyer: Ali Kasikci accepts MD position at Montage Beverly Hills. Luxury hotel and residential mixed-use project on a fast track now!
JMBM Hotel Lawyers Announce First Green Hotel Development Conference
Hotel Lawyer: Ali Kasikci, “Hotelier of the World,” leaving Peninsula BH for new challenges.
Top 25 Hotel Lawyer Postings on Jim Butler’s www.HotelLawBlog.com
Hotel Lawyer — Eco-friendly lifestyle hotel mixed use project closes financing
Hotel lawyer – Paris Hilton gets out of jail and Blackstone buys Hilton for $26 billion. Everyone else is on the block. It’s only a matter of time “until there was one . . .”
Hotel Lawyer: Get on your feet! Lifestyle and mixed-use resorts getting a boost from Latin pop stars Gloria and Emilio Estefan with a new development in Vero Beach, Florida.
Breaking news for “lifestyle” hotels. The Ian Schrager and Bill Marriott “marriage” — Will it lead to eternal bliss or end in divorce?
Hotel Lawyer on developing GREEN hotels. Don’t wait for the GREEN. It is here. First LEED Gold Certified hotel in U.S. is announced.
Hotel Lawyer in New York with a forecast of “sunny skies” for the hotel industry.
Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening to hotel cap rates and values? What are the largest hotel sales? Who are the biggest hotel buyers?
Hotel Lawyer: Where are we in the hotel cycle? What’s the real threat of new supply? Where do we go from here?
Hotel Lawyer on latest U.S. Hospitality Trends from Meet the Money® hotel financing conference
Hotel Lawyer: How hotel swimming pools may spawn ADA lawsuits and what to do about it.
Hotel financing gateway. Meet the Money® — gateway to debt and equity financing for hotels. How to get your hotel financed.
Hotel Lawyer: The Lodging Industry Think Tank “TOP 10″ Investment Trends and Challenges
Magic carpet for Hotel Financing to buy hotels, develop hotels and reposition hotels — JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2007, May 3, 2007, Sheraton LAX
Hotel Financing looking at a new benchmark — The $100 billion deal.
Hotel Lawyer: Disastrous wage and hour decision. California Supreme Court makes it a dark day for employers. Murphy v. Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. (decided April 16, 2007)
Hotel developer alert. So you’re thinking about building a green hotel — or making your existing hotel a little greener? Can you afford not to do that today?
What are the secrets to financing a hotel project today? Who are the “active” hotel lenders and equity providers now? Who likes to finance hotel development and construction? Hotel mixed-use?
Hotel Lawyer: The new “LIFESTYLE” hotel brands are changing the hotel industry and hotel mixed-use. Miraval: The health and wellness lifestyle brand.
Hospitality Lawyer on “LIFESTYLE” hotel mixed-use development. Are Valencia and Miraval the new paradigms for “lifestyle” hotel mixed-use?
Hotel Lawyer on Green Hotel Development: Green hotel development is profitable now! Inspirations from the pioneers make it dangerous NOT to be “green”
Helping Owners Strike a Fair Deal: 5 Milestones Marking The Road To Success For Hotel Management Agreements
“Hotel Mixed-Use” . . . pass key to unlocking new development and bigger profits?
Hotel Lawyer Live from The Hotel Developers Conference ™ in Rancho Mirage.
What’s the price of gasoline have to do with the future of the lodging industry?
Reggie Jackson Hotel, Conference Center and Baseball Hall of Fame?
A billion here, a billion there. (Ho Hum) Isn’t it time we developed some hotels again? Will we get it right this time? Will Hotel-Enhanced Mixed-Use projects drive the market?
Hospitality Lawyer — How good is the hotel business and how good can it get?
Hotel Lawyer — Why are Bill Gates and a Saudi Prince buying Four Seasons Hotels now?
Hotel Lawyer: As goes the economy, so goes the hospitality industry — the ineluctable elasticity of demand!
Hotel Lawyer — “Hotel Industry Snapshot” from ALIS
Hotel Lawyer — Notable quotables from hotel industry thought leaders 2007
Size no longer matters . . . at least in the hotel industry. Is the entire hotel industry now in play? What the experts have to say.
Two deals that may change the lodging world forever.
Hotel Lawyer — Los Angeles Hotel Investment Conference.
Hospitality Lawyer — The plays to make successful international hotel investments
How will you finance your hotel project in 2007? Part II
Hospitality Lawyer — How will you finance your hotel project in 2007? Part I
Hotel Lawyer — Top Picks for 2006
Hotel Lawyer — What do the InterContinental takeover rumors mean? Why IHG? Why now? Who will win the bid?
Hospitality Lawyer — Why we’re building hotels in India like crazy!
Hospitality Lawyer on hotel brands — How far will the pendulum swing? What’s in a name? Just ask Starwood, Hilton . . . Coca-Cola or Procter & Gamble
Hospitality Lawyer Baja Mexico — So what’s a brand? How did Trump get into this conversation?
Hospitality Lawyer on hotel mixed-use development projects in China, India, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam — What the experts say now.
Hospitality Lawyer — Barry Sternlicht and Starwood bet on . . . China!
Condo Hotel Lawyer — What is fanning the condo hotel wild fire in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, China, India and the Middle East?
Condo Hotel Lawyer — Las Vegas Report: What drives successful sellouts today?
Condo Hotel Lawyer — Las Vegas Report from IMN Condo Hotel Conference
Hospitality Lawyer — What women really want!
Condo Hotel Lawyer — What in the world is going on with condo hotels now?
Hospitality Lawyer — Who’s crying “Woof”? What you must know about the ADA requirements for disabled guests and their service animals . . .
Hospitality Lawyer — Sternlicht’s Starwood Capital to put $500 million in India . . . for Crillon, ’1′ Hotels and Residences and budget hotel chain, Campanile
Hotel Labor & Employment Lawyer Report — Sutter Health Implications Part II
Hotel Labor & Employment Lawyer Report — Unite Here gets slapped for outrageous behavior! Sutter Health Implications Part I
Hospitality Lawyer — Trump’s luxury residential mixed-use project in Hawaii sells out in 8 hours. New sales record claimed.
Hospitality Lawyer — New model for Condo Hotel regulation? In lieu taxes?
Hotel Mixed Use — Magic Johnson’s latest billion dollar bet.
Condo Hotel Splits — Allocating Costs Fairly and Consistently
Alan Greenspan’s green light for continued good times in hospitality industry
Condo Hotel Lawyer: The “Splits” — One size does not fit all
Hospitality Lawyer — Landmark ADA case could provide relief for California hotels.
Hotel Labor & Employment — Unite Here goes too far. Class action suit by employees for invasion of privacy provides critical limits on union organizing activities.
Hospitality Lawyer — What does “spa” mean? Where does the word “spa” come from?
Hospitality Lawyer — Mexico gets hotter as baby boomers approach retirement
Hospitality Lawyer — Good times now, but are those speed bumps ahead for the hotel industry?
Las Vegas hotel mixed-use development — Waldorf=Astoria Residences
Hotel Mixed Use development gets a big boost from Barry Sternlicht’s “1″ Hotel and Residences brand and Waldorf=Astoria Residences in Las Vegas
Hospitality Lawyer — Hotels in China, India and Mexico are capturing the imagination and resources of the hotel industry
Hospitality Law: Hotel spas — Illegal practice of medicine?
Hotel Mixed-Use — What does Microsoft’s Paul Allen have in common with Donald Trump?
Final 2007 Conference Dates for (1) The Hotel Developers Conference and (2) Meet the Money®
Hospitality Lawyer insights on Unite Here union deal with Beverly Hilton. What does it mean?
Hospitality Law Alert: Employers win! Unions fret. New law on who is a “supervisor” can even the playing field for employers a bit.
CMBS Hotel Loans: Is that a train wreck ahead or just a “pig going through the python”?
Hotel Lawyer: What to do when the hotel union comes knocking! Neutrality agreements, card-check agreements and peace agreements.
Hotel Lawyer — What do the hotel unions want? What can you do?
Los Angeles Hotel Union Protest Tomorrow
Hotel Lawyer: Making the World Ready for Agassi Resorts
Hotel-Enhanced Mixed-Use Gets a Lift from Shaquille O’Neal
Hotel Lawyer: Local 2 Contract Approval: What Does It Mean?
Hotel Lawyer with pulse of the Phoenix conference — “Ebullient Foreboding”
Condo Hotel Lawyer: Not so fast! Locking Down the Condo Hotel Structure
Condo Hotel Lawyer: Standards Must Be “Built In”
Hotel Lawyer and Hotel Law Blog report from Phoenix — “Element”
Condo Hotel Lawyer: Why does the SEC care about condo hotels?
Hotel Lawyer: The recent labor settlements — About card checks and neutrality agreements. . .
Hotel Lawyer: What do the labor settlements really mean? How does it affect you?
Hospitality Lawyer: Tentative Settlement with Unite Here in Monterey follows Chicago and San Francisco
Hospitality Lawyer: Condo Hotels — Room Inventory is Vital
Hospitality Lawyer: SF hotel deal with big labor ends strife . . . for now
Hospitality Lawyer: Condo Hotels — Program Design is Key
Hospitality Lawyer: ADA Update — Federal Courts Denying Plaintiffs’ Attorneys’ Fees
Condo Hotel Fundamentals — 5 Keys to Success!
Condo Hotels’ Enduring Legacy: Hotel-Enhanced Mixed-Use
Hospitality Lawyer: Big ADA Changes Coming to Hotels
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Disaster Checkup: Are you ready?
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