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Hotel Lawyer: Miami Condo Collapse Scenario 'Rare and Disastrous Confluence of Events'
Routine building inspections, preventive maintenance and a good management team all contribute to keeping a hotel in good working condition.
Jim Butler, founding partner and chairman of the global hospitality group law firm at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, said the condo collapse was a "rare and disastrous confluence of events."
"We will still be sifting through the debris and the facts months from now, maybe even a year from now, but culprits for causing the problem are design ... it could have been construction," he said, adding that maybe sub-grade materials were used.
There also could have been bad vendors or inspectors who overlooked issues, Butler said.