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
The O’Campo Decision: CASp may not provide some of its intended protections when sued in federal court under the ADA California’s 2009 Construction-Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act (“the Act”) was designed to curb abusive ADA litigation by creating the Certified Access Specialist program (CASp). CASp enables business owners to follow procedures to “certify” that their […]
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 […]
Orange County Litigation Newsletter, Fall 2010 Be Prepared: The New ADA Standards Take Effect March 15, 2011 On July 23, 2010, the U.S. Attorney General signed into law revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), now the ADA Regulations. Thereafter, on September 15, 2010, the 2010ADA Standards for Accessible Design (“2010 Standards”) […]
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 […]