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Hotel & Timeshare Lawyer Joins JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® team

15 October 2008

The Hospitality Lawyers at JMBM enthusiastically welcome David Sudeck as a new Senior Member of the Global Hospitality Group® focusing on timeshare and fractional projects. This is one of the strongest segments of the hospitality industry that keeps on going, so we are very happy to have David Sudeck to take responsibility for this area of our practice. Here is the press release that says it all . . .

Hotel & Timeshare Lawyer Joins Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro as Of Counsel

JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®
Welcomes Hospitality Lawyer David Sudeck as new Of Counsel
Sudeck%20David%20photo2%20.jpgLOS ANGELES – October 2008 – Hotel and Vacation Ownership Lawyer David Sudeck has joined the internationally recognized Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), one of California’s foremost full-service law firms. He will dedicate 100% of his practice to hospitality law, bolstering the Group’s timeshare and fractional capabilities.

“David’s experience over the past ten years spans a broad range of hospitality legal and advisory services,” said Jim Butler, Chairman of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®. “He has worked on numerous high-profile fractional and timeshare projects and hotel, restaurant, golf and spa transactions.”

His transactional experience includes the negotiation, formation, and implementation of timeshare and fractional regimes, purchase and sale transactions, financings, hotel and golf management agreements, restaurant leases, and mixed-use developments with spa, restaurant, condominium and fractional components.

“We are very pleased to have David join JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group,” said Bruce Jeffer, managing partner of the Firm. “His hotel transactional experience and, in particular, his experience with timeshare, fractional and club developments is a great addition to our world class team of hotel lawyers.”

“I am proud to be the newest member of JMBM’s prestigious Global Hospitality Group,” said David Sudeck. “I look forward to contributing to the Group’s breadth of knowledge and experience in hospitality law and to expanding the Firm’s practice in the area of vacation ownership.”

Prior to joining JMBM, Mr. Sudeck was an attorney working on timeshare, fractional and other hospitality transactions for a international law firm as well as a prestigious private hotel development and management company. David also has experience in condominium development and real estate brokerage.

Mr. Sudeck earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, his Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) from University of Southern California, and his B.A. in Business Economics from University of California, Los Angeles.

If you are involved in the acquisition, sale, development, operation, management or workout of a timeshare, fractional or other hospitality-related project, please contact David Sudeck at or 310.201.3518. And watch for David’s periodic articles under the TIMESHARE topic at

This is Jim Butler, author of and hotel lawyer, signing off. We’ve done more than $87 billion of hotel transactions and more than 100 hotel mixed-used deals in the last 5 years alone. Who’s your hotel lawyer?

Our Perspective. We represent developers, owners and lenders. We have helped our clients as business and legal advisors on more than $125 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 4,700 properties all over the world. For more information, please contact Jim Butler at or 310.201.3526.

Jim Butler is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE “hotel lawyer” or “hotel mixed-use” or “condo hotel lawyer” and you will see why.

Jim devotes 100% of his practice to hospitality, representing hotel owners, developers and lenders. Jim leads JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® — a team of 50 seasoned professionals with more than $87 billion of hotel transactional experience, involving more than 3,900 properties located around the globe. In the last 5 years alone, Jim and his team have assisted clients with more than 100 hotel mixed-use projects — frequently integrated with energizing lifestyle elements.

Jim and his team are more than “just” great hotel lawyers. They are also hospitality consultants and business advisors. They are deal makers. They can help find the right operator or capital provider. They know who to call and how to reach them.

Contact him at or 310.201.3526. For his views on current industry issues, visit

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