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Quick! Can you pass this 3-question ADA pop quiz?

20 January 2012

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ADA pop quiz

In less than 2 months, on March 15, 2012, new ADA Standards become mandatory. If you can’t answer “YES” to each of the following three questions, you may be in trouble.

  1. Do you know what the new ADA Guidelines will require for your hotel, restaurant, or other “place of public accommodation”?
  2. Do you know that there is NO “grandfathering” to escape the most sweeping changes to the ADA Standards in 20 years?
  3. Have you done everything the law requires to bring your property into compliance with the new rules?

Answers . . . Call for a free consultation on ADA defense and compliance issues

If you are unsure about the answers to the first couple of questions, click here for a link to an executive summary of what you need to know.

ADA Defense Lawyer: New ADA regulations kick in soon. Say goodbye to “grandfathering” under the ADA.

And if you are unsure about the answer to question #3, you may want to contact our ADA experts for a free consultation to see if we can help you. It doesn’t matter whether you have one small property or a national portfolio. (See contact information below).

Expert ADA defense is good, but a pro-active ADA compliance program is better!

The ADA is being aggressively enforced by “advocacy groups,” private litigants and the Department of Justice (DOJ). To give you an idea of how aggressive the enforcement action is, our team has defended property owners and operators in 500 ADA lawsuits, and at this moment we are assisting clients in five DOJ investigations.

When the new ADA requirements go into effect you can count on the fact that private advocacy groups and the government will be making sure you’re in full compliance. This is the old story about an ounce of prevention. It is much cheaper and more effective to complete your own ADA compliance plan before you have to respond to lawsuits or government investigations.

JMBM’s ADA compliance audit.

We can help you defend ADA suits and avoid costly mistakes and surprises with our ADA compliance audit. We use local, experienced accessibility consultants. But we add to your team the guidance and practical judgment gained from defending 500 ADA lawsuits.

In ADA defense and compliance matters, we represent hotel owners and operators, as well as retail, restaurant, and financial institution clients across the United States. Representative clients for single property and national, system-wide accessibility audits and compliance matters include Red Lobster, the Olive Garden, Landry’s Restaurants, Extended Stay America, Strategic Hotels, Best Western, Accor, Destination Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Rockbridge Capital, Wells Fargo Bank, JP Morgan Chase Bank and Union Bank.

Our solutions are practical and scaleable — whether you have a single small property or a national chain or portfolio. Contact us now, BEFORE the DOJ or that advocacy group file a claim.

Contact Jim Butler at 310.201.3526 or

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Our Perspective. We represent hotel lenders, owners and investors. We have helped our clients find business and legal solutions for 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 +1 (310) 201-3526.

Jim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM, and Chairman of its Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group®. Jim is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE “hotel lawyer” and you will see why.

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.

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