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 been
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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 written
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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,
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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, spas
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“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.
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