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.
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 […]
Burton Mitchell‘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 the transferred assets […]
Eric Bardwell wrote the article “New 3.8% Medicare Contribution Tax on Unearned Income Could Cause Additional Tax for Wealthy Individuals Disposing of Real Estate,” which appeared in California Tax Lawyer, Vol. 19, No. 4, Fall 2010.
Megan Earhart co-wrote the article “New Legislation Brings Some Clarity to Estate Planning” published on Nov. 8, 2010.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]