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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I and my fellow Advisory Board members are excited about this year’s Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit, which will be held on the campus of Georgetown University Law Center this October 23-25.  This year’s conference will feature a few sessions on legal issues extending from technologies used in the hotel and lodging industry.  We will
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I am privileged to co-chair the annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.  For this year’s conference, our seventh, we are trying something new.  A common theme that will run through most of this year’s sessions is risk allocation.  Primarily, we will discuss allocation of risk among the three principal communities
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