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Robert E. Braun

Partner, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP

Robert BraunRobert Braun co-chairs JMBM's Privacy and Data Security Group and is a senior member of the Firm's Global Hospitality Group. Mr. Braun specializes in transactions with an emphasis on data security, privacy and information technology. Mr. Braun's practice includes establishment and development of strategies to implement computer software, cloud computing, computer hardware, communications and e-commerce solutions, designing and implementing privacy and security programs and protocols, as well as remediating security breaches. Mr.Braun has spent more than 20 years representing hotel owners and developers in their contracts, relationships and disputes with hotel managers, licensors, franchisors and brands, and has negotiated hundreds of hotel management and franchise agreements. His practice includes experience with virtually every significant hotel brand and manager.

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Hotel Data Security: Challenges to Address in 2022

As hotels find new ways to use technology to attract guests and enhance their properties, they need to remain aware of the security challenges these technologies present.

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.

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.

New Challenges for Hotels: The New California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020

On November 3rd, Californians voted to approve Proposition 24 which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act to include expanded consumer rights and greater privacy protections. Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, explains the major provisions of the Act and discusses the challenges hotels face as they look to address its requirements.

Franchise and Management Disputes in the Time of COVID

If you are reading this, you are almost certainly in the hospitality industry, and you are most likely in a financial and emotional distress. During trying times, hotel owners rely more than ever on their brands and managers - the professionals that owners engage to protect the multi-million dollar investments that they have made in building, maintaining and upgrading properties.
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