It is again my honor to co-chair Georgetown University Law Center’s Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit. This year’s conference will be entirely on-line, October 21-23, and will focus on legal challenges presented by COVID-19. Georgetown Law has made significant adjustments to pricing to make this year’s conference financially accessible. Notably, past attendees who have beenContinue Reading
Congratulations to my friend Mike Parent on the commencement of his new consulting business. Mike is a seasoned hospitality sales and marketing expert, with experience at senior management levels with Potomac Hotel Group TAJ International Hotels, Choice Hotels International and Coakley & Williams Hotel Management Company. For more information visit MikeParent.com.
An essential part of any strategy to save a distressed business is minimizing outflow of cash. This is done by eliminating unnecessary expenditures, restructuring debts, and modifying the terms of the struggling business’ agreements with providers of essential goods and services. The COVID-19 crisis has been devastating to most hospitality businesses. Bob Lannan has writtenContinue Reading
Today I was privileged to present a webinar for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association on replacing lost cash inflow during the COVID-19 crisis. This is the first of two webinars on reorganization strategies to improve cash flow. I will present the second webinar, on minimizing cash outflow, on Thursday May 21 at 1:00Continue Reading
Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business. The COVID-19 crisis has constricted that lifeblood for most hospitality businesses, in many cases cutting it off entirely. In a series of two articles, Bob Lannan explores a two-part strategy for restoring some needed cash flow to a hospitality business, to improve its chances of surviving theContinue Reading
I was privileged to present a webinar for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) yesterday on contracting with government agencies for use of hotels during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a copy of the PowerPoint deck I used. Bob Lannan
Hotel News Now has published a version of an article by Bob Lannan on cash control in hotel management agreements, which was posted on this website last September. Here is link to the article in Hotel News Now.
Lannan Legal PLLC is pleased to announce, that effective January 1, 2020, Bruce E. Parmley has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. Bruce is widely recognized as one of the leading go-to practitioners representing owners of, and investors in, substantial real estate projects. Bruce’s practice, including his 30+ years as a partner with Hogan Lovells,Continue Reading
Negotiating Control of Operating Accounts and Working Capital in Hotel Management Agreements by Bob Lannan A frequent point of contention between owners of real estate assets and management companies that operate them is control over operating accounts and working capital. These disputes arise in negotiation of contracts for management of hospitality assets (e.g. hotels, spasContinue Reading
“What do we say to the God of the Hotel Business Cycle?” If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’re familiar with the question, “What do we say to the God of Death?” For the uninitiated, the response is, “Not today.” I am confident that an estate planning attorney would have a more thorough response.Continue Reading