I was privileged to attend this year’s International Luxury Hotel Association Pinnacle Summit with fellow faculty members and students of Georgetown University’s graduate Hospitality Management Program, this week at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, at National Harbor, Maryland. The highlight of the conference for our group was a private meeting with the teamContinue Reading
Thank you to Becky Krystal of the Washington Post for quoting me in her article on the legal relationships between celebrity chefs and their restaurants.
We’ve lined up a fantastic agenda for our fifth annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University Law Center. Among our speakers are 2 CEOs and 7 General Counsels from prominent companies in the hotel and lodging industry, as well as a former Member of the National Labor Relations Board. There have been aContinue Reading
I attended the commencement exercises of Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies last Friday. Congratulations to Taso Sporidis and Jason Toth, the first two of my students to graduate from the program with Masters of Continuing Studies in Hospitality Management.
We held our Fourth Annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University Law Center last October, and the event was an enormous success. Including speakers and Advisory Board members who attended, we had over 250 participants. Our Advisory Board has already begun planning our Fifth Annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit, which will takeContinue Reading
This January, I joined the Faculty of Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. I am co-teaching a course titled, “Navigating Hospitality Law for the Non-Legal Professional.” My students are pursuing Masters in Professional Studies degrees in Hospitality Management. A copy of the course syllabus is linked below. I have enjoyed teaching the course and believe ourContinue Reading
This year, it is again my privilege to co-chair the Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit, co-sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center and the American Hotel & Lodging Association. We have an outstanding agenda this year. Notably, among our many distinguished speakers are the chief legal officers of 7 prominent hotel companies. There are a few itemsContinue Reading
Last October, it was again my privilege to co-chair the Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit, co-sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Over 200 attorneys attended this event. The conference featured many prominent attorneys within the hotel and lodging industry, including (among the speakers) the General Counsels ofContinue Reading
Regrettably, many human trafficking activities take place in hotels. On one occasion, I counseled a hotel management company that suspected that a prostitution business was being run out of a suite in one of its hotels. My client contacted local law enforcement, and eventually the FBI led an investigation that led to the arrest and prosecutionContinue Reading
This year, I have presented at two continuing legal educations events sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE). The first was an “eCLE” on selected issues in negotiation of hotel management and franchise agreements. For this first presentation, I shared the virtual “stage” (it was a webinar) with Tara GormanContinue Reading