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Hotel restructuring, workouts, receiverships and bankruptcy. The art of heavy lifting.

10 August 2012

Hotel restructuring, workouts, receiverships and bankruptcy. The art of heavy lifting. Because bankruptcy lawyers tend to stay out of the limelight, we were pleased when my partner, Bob Kaplan — a superb bankruptcy lawyer and a senior member of the Global Hospitality Group® — was featured in the recent Northern California Super Lawyers® Magazine. Bob is the kind of lawyer who gets the best results for his clients in the least possible time, and he is not the kind of lawyer to toot his own horn. However, the work he does for our clients is critical to their success, and the expertise he brings to a troubled hotel can add significant value for all players.

For a glimpse into the high stakes work of commercial bankruptcies, please read this article about a great partner and friend, Bob Kaplan. It describes what we do best at the Firm — take care of clients and deliver results.

Robert B. Kaplan and the Art of Heavy Lifting

This is Jim Butler, author of and hotel lawyer, signing off. We’ve done more than $87 billion of hotel transactions and have developed innovative solutions to unlock value from hotels. Who’s your hotel lawyer?

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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