Cathy Holmes’s article titled, “Protect your mixed-use asset by creating and maintaining standards,” was published by Jim Butler’s Hotel Law Blog and picked up by the following sites: Hospitality Net, ehotelier.com, Hotel Online and Hotel News Resource.
November, 2010 Articles
Burton Mitchell and Wendy Bleiman’s article titled "GRATs: Time Is Running Out" was published in the Elite Advisor Forum. To view this article as a pdf, click here. "By transferring appreciating assets to a GRAT, individuals may transfer those assets free of gift or estate taxes, provided the grantor outlives the GRAT annuity term and […]
Reining In Area Planning Commissions OP-ED: Decision against planned Brentwood restaurant — later overturned — shows dangers of local control. This article originally ran in the Los Angeles Business Journal on Monday, November 15. Reprinted with permission. You can view the original version here. In 2000, the voters of the city of Los Angeles adopted […]
Jim Butler and Bob Braun’s blog article, "Hotel Lawyer with insights on ‘How to get a great hotel operator,’" was published by Hotel News Resource.
Jim Butler’s blog article, "Hotel Lawyer: Checklist for negotiating Hotel Management Agreements/Hotel Operating Agreements – The HMA PRO™ Checklist" was published by Hotel Online, Hospitality Net and Hotel Mule.
It’s been a dizzying but remarkable past few months with dozens of complicated loan workouts and bankruptcies and growing activity from co-managing JMBM’s San Francisco Office. On top of this good news, it is with great pride that I inform you of my recent appointment to Secretary of the State Bar of California’s Financial Institutions […]
JMBM Development Rights Newsletter Fall 2010 Update: Los Angeles City Council Approves Ban on New Supergraphics in Hollywood The right to install a supergraphic on a side of a building in Hollywood has been an ongoing struggle between owners and the City for years. The attorneys at JMBM have extensive experience in representing hotel owners […]
JMBM Development Rights Newsletter Fall 2010 Area Planning Commissions Need Help In the City of Los Angeles we have seven Area Planning Commissions (known as “APCs”), each consisting of five volunteer members appointed by the Mayor and covering a distinct geographical part of the city. These APC commissioners need not and, in fact, do not […]
Orange County Litigation Newsletter, Fall 2010 Size Them Up: Picking – or Rather, “Excluding” – a Jury Clarence Darrow, one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians, wrote in “How to Pick A Jury,” Esquire, May 1936: “It is obvious that if a litigant discovered one of his dearest friends in the jury […]
Orange County Litigation Newsletter, Fall 2010 The Parol Evidence Rule: Promissory Fraud, an Exception to an Exception Many of us may be familiar with the parol evidence rule barring the introduction of prior or concurrent agreements that contradict or change the terms of a fully-integrated agreement. Many of us may also be familiar with the […]