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GHG Selected for Law360 Award in Hospitality

18 January 2022

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“Practice Group of the Year” awarded to
JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group
by Law360

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is proud to announce that the Global Hospitality Group® (GHG) has been selected as one of Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year. This award “honors the practices behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in 2021” and winners are chosen out of hundreds of submissions. The recognition is a result of the unsurpassed experience of the GHG team members who, for the past 30 years, have helped clients with more than 4,500 hospitality properties, valued at more than $112 billion.

Some notable accomplishments by members of the GHG in 2021 include:

  • Workout, recapitalization, and repositioning of a $1 billion mixed-use lifestyle hotel project
  • Sale of an NYSE-traded hotel REIT’s entire portfolio of 15 upscale, select-service hotels for $305 million
  • Closing more than $210 million in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy loans (C-PACE)
  • Assisting clients with hotel management and franchise agreements for properties worth more than $1.5 billion
  • Serving as primary counsel for lenders on more than $2.2 billion in the distressed hotel, retail, and office loans during the global pandemic, including over $500 million for a single client

The members of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group are internationally recognized as great hospitality lawyers, consultants, business advisors and dealmakers. They help clients identify key business goals, assemble the right team, strategize the right approach to optimize value, and then get the deal done.

For a more detailed look at JMBM’s unsurpassed experience over the last thirty years, take a look at our Hospitality Credentials.

About the Global Hospitality Group®

We have helped clients with more than 4,500 hospitality properties worth more than $112 billion, providing one of the most extensive virtual databases of market terms for deals and financings in the hospitality industry. For more information, visit

About Law360

Portfolio Media, publisher of Law360, is one of the leading publishers of legal news in the United States for business lawyers. Law360 is a cutting-edge organization and one of the fastest- growing subscription news services in the U.S., distributed to more than 1.5 million readers every day. Law360 provides trusted and concise around-the-clock news coverage of major legal developments for subscribers including law firms, corporations and government agencies.

Picture of Jim ButlerThis is Jim Butler, author of and founding partner of JMBM and JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®. We provide business and legal advice to hotel owners, developers, independent operators and investors. This advice covers critical hotel issues such as hotel purchase, sale, development, financing, franchise, management, ADA, and IP matters. We also have compelling experience in hotel litigation, union avoidance and union negotiations, and cybersecurity & data privacy.

JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® has helped clients around the world with more than 4,500 hospitality properties worth more than $112 billion. Contact me at +1-310-201-3526 or to discuss how we can help.

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