Today, I was asked by a prominent hotel industry attorney if I am aware of any “best practices” for hotel companies to respond to the Coronavirus, to minimize risk to guests and liability. So far, I have found articles here and here, which summarize some responses that some large hotel companies have made. The U.S.Continue Reading
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
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 willContinue Reading
It was a privilege for Lannan Legal PLLC to contribute to the 2019 Bridges Gala, sponsored by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities. Last night, an audience of over 1,000 at the Washington Marriott Marquis was entertained by Mandy Harvey, a musician who, despite a complete loss of hearing, earned Simon Cowell’s “Golden Buzzer” onContinue Reading
This January, Lannan Legal PLLC was certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a Veteran-Owned Small Business. Robert W. Lannan served on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1995 until 1999. He was a member of the Chief Counsel’s Military Honors Program at the Headquarters of the U.S.Continue Reading
Thank you to Roland Leiser for publishing articles in Hotel Interactive about panels at this year’s Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit discussing legal issues related to outsourcing options and the #metoo movement, in the hotel and lodging industry.
Lannan Legal PLLC is proud to join ECPAT USA and over 20 travel-related companies in supporting the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Reauthorization Act. Here is our letter to Speaker Ryan in support of this bill.