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Global Hospitality Group® Chairman Jim Butler to receive [CLIC] Lifetime Achievement Award

26 January 2024

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Global Hospitality Group® Chairman Jim Butler to receive [CLIC] Lifetime Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that Jim Butler, a founding partner of JMBM and chairman of the Firm’s Global Hospitality Group®, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2024 California Lodging Investment Conference [CLIC].

“Jim was the obvious and unanimous choice to receive the third [CLIC] Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Craig Sullivan, founder/president, [CLIC] in a press release. “Not only did he co-found one of the leading hospitality law firms that has become synonymous with the industry, but he also has worked on thousands of acquisitions, sales, developments, brandings, repositionings and financings throughout his career. He has graciously taken the time to mentor new hospitality professionals, helping to make the industry a better place. For this and so many more reasons, he is the perfect recipient.”

Jim is one of the top hotel lawyers in the world, and he devotes 100% of his practice to hospitality, providing unmatched hotel business experience and practical legal advice.

Jim and his team represent lenders, owners, developers, independent management companies and capital providers on their hotel projects worldwide. The Group brings more than 30 years’ of hotel experience with more than 4,700 hospitality properties located around the globe valued at more than $125 billion. They have worked on more than 2,700 hotel management and franchise agreements and more than 100 hotel mixed-use developments.

“I am honored to accept CLIC’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Butler. “I would like to extend my gratitude to the thousands of clients who have trusted the Global Hospitality Group to help them accomplish their goals.”

About [CLIC]

The California Lodging Investment Conference is the nation’s only hospitality conference focused exclusively on the California hotel market. Their mission is to bring together lodging professionals in California for one day of learning, professional development, and networking.

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