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.
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 communitiesContinue Reading
Congratulations to my student Kelleye Eller, M.P.S. on completion of her Master of Professional Studies degree in Global Hospitality Leadership at Georgetown University. Ms. Eller titled her graduate thesis Securing U.S. Hotels in the Age of Terrorism: The Hoteliers’ Perspective. In her capstone paper and executive summary and presentation, she thoroughly examines the challenges that domesticContinue Reading
There is an article in today’s Hotel News Now about service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act and emotional support animals under other laws. I published an article on the same subject in Restaurant Startup and Growth a few years ago.