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Jim Butler

Partner, Chairman, Global Hospitality Group®

jim butlerJim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM and one of the top hotel lawyers in the world. Devoting 100% of his practice to hospitality, Jim is author of www.HotelLawBlog.com and chairman of the Global Hospitality Group® which focuses on representing hotel owners, developers, and lenders. Jim and his team have helped clients as business and legal advisors on more than $87 billion of hotel purchase, sale, financing, and other transactions, involving more than 3,900 properties all over the world. In the last 18 months, they have closed more than $1.5 billion of EB-5 financing and sourced more than half of that for our clients. In addition to acquisitions, dispositions and financing, the Group handles ADA compliance and defense, hotel mixed-use development, labor and employment, management, branding and franchise agreements and litigation. With experience gained from more than 1,000 bankruptcies, receiverships and workouts, they use innovative solutions to unlock and create value for lenders and opportunistic investors for distressed assets. Jim also serves as an expert witness in hospitality matters.

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Is C-Pace The “New EB-5″ Financing? Does The Latest Court Decision (Behring V. Wolf) Revitalize EB-5?

See how JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® can help you.Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing here for C-PACE Financing.

Hotel Lawyer: 5 Tips for your next Hotel Management Agreement (HMA)

As the hospitality industry moves toward recovery, many hotel owners are re-evaluating the management of their properties. A good manager can bring great value to a property; a poor manager can reduce its value.

PACE Financing Lawyer: New York opening PACE – a big opportunity!

PACE financing guidelines are finally available for New York City, and while the program has not officially launched yet, hotel owners and developers in the area should start planning how to use these loans to retrofit their properties.

Hotel Franchise Lawyer: 5 Things to negotiate in your next Franchise Agreement

After a year of economic upheaval in the hospitality industry, hotels are making big changes as they look ahead to recovery. Oftentimes these changes involve a complete rebrand, and this leads to questions about what is negotiable in a franchise agreement.

California hotel workers laid off due to COVID-19 get rehire rights

As coronavirus cases drop and economic activity starts to return to normal, the hospitality industry will soon be able to begin replacing workers who were laid off due to the pandemic. Some cities in California, and now the entire state, have enacted requirements for how hotels and other businesses can fill open positions; my partner, Travis Gemoets, has summarized the new law below.
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