Hotel Law Essentials: Franchising and Management Agreements

(2274 Ratings)

Produced on: January 20, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

This program, presented by Greenberg Traurig partner Nelson Migdal, provides an introduction to Management Agreements and Franchise Agreements in the hospitality industry today. It is intended to be a practical guide to the issues that face lawyers and industry leaders working in the hospitality field, and to develop a deeper understanding of the Manager-Owner and Franchisor-Franchisee relationship and the complexities of these relationships that dominate the hotel industry.

 

The subject matter is approached from the perspective of the transactional practitioner, while examining the multi-party relationships and agreements among the parties to hotel related transactions.

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.      Understand the players active in the hospitality industry today

II.     Explore the industry fundamentals that are the foundation for the relationships of the parties

III.    Differentiate between the Management Agreement relationships and Franchise Agreement relationships

IV.    Learn about the most recent so-called “Midnight Raid” cases and the impact on Management Agreements

V.     Identify strategies for tomorrow

Faculty

Nelson F. Migdal

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Nelson F. Migdal focuses his practice on hotel acquisitions, operations, development and finance, large mixed-use projects, hotel management agreements, licensing agreements, commercial real estate acquisition and sale, commercial leasing, and the representation of property owners on telecommunications matters.

 

Nelson's practice emphasizes hotel management, franchising, licensing and branding, as well as the acquisition and disposition of hotels and other commercial property. He has prepared and reviewed commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, multiple building covenants, and other documents related to the acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management and disposition of real and personal property. Nelson has also represented nationally recognized institutional property owners on telecommunications and building access matters.

 

Areas of Concentration

  • Hospitality and resorts
  • Hotel management and operations
  • Real estate acquisition, development and leasing
  • Telecommunications

 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Faculty, American University Washington College of Law, Hospitality and Tourism Law, 2013-2014
  • Adjunct Faculty, American University Washington College of Law
  • President, Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
  • Member, International Society of Hospitality Consultants
  • Member, ULI Hotel Development Council
  • Member, Georgetown Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit Advisory Board
  • Program Chair, Global Hotel Symposium, 2013, 2014
  • Presenter, Georgetown Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Member, Albany Law School Law Review
  • Member, Justinian Society
  • Development Chair, D.C. Council, Friends and Alumni Network
  • International Co-Chair, BBYO Friends and Alumni Network

 

Awards & Recognition

  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, Leisure and Hospitality Law, 2007-2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2014
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2013-2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013
  • Listed, The Washington Post, "Washington DC's Top Real Estate Lawyers," 2008-2013
  • Team Member, "Best USA Law Firm For Real Estate & Environment," The International Legal Alliance Summit, 2011
  • Recipient, "Smart Lawyer Choice Award," 2008
  • Listed, Aquatics International, "Waterparks Power 25," 2007-2008
  • Listed, SmartCEO, "Legal Elite," Real Estate Law, 2007-2008
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Reviews

LS
Leonard S.

very well presented and informative program

NA
Nnena A.

Great overview.

JB
joseph b.

Well done

AS
Alan J. S.

Nelson is terrific. He takes a complicated subject and is able to siplify it so all can understand. He is a very experienced attorney in the Hotel field and more so a great teacher.

RB
Randy B.

Good course.

RK
Richard K.

Fantastic speaker and an interesting subject matter. Easy to understand!! I highly recommend this course!!!

RH
Richard H.

He was excellent

GJ
Gregory J.

Handouts were excellent.

ES
Edward S.

This was an excellent primer in an area I had no familiarity. Very good.

AE
Amy E.

I didn't know anything about Hotel Law and it gave a great overview.

JC
Joseph C.

Course is well-done and informative

SB
Steven B.

good course

LB
Lyle B.

Excellent discussion of hotel law basics.

SW
Steven W.

Top notch presentation. I would like to take further courses from Mr. Migdal.

NG
Nicolas G.

Comprehensive and thorough!

PS
Phillp S.

One of the best I've seen, including fantastic handouts.

RA
Ronald A.

Though not my specific area of practice, it is truly informative and educative. Real eye-opener.

JV
Joseph V.

Good

WL
Willa L.

Great program.

HT
heather t.

Really enjoyed the presenter! Learned a lot about a topic I was unfamiliar with.

TD
Tom D.

Excellent overview!

HK
Howard K.

Excellent overview

AE
Ariol E.

it was very good

FW
Frank W.

Excellent course. Very interesting topic.

PS
PHILIP S.

thanks

TF
thomas f.

concise, articulate, thoughtful & useful

GP
Gary P.

very informative

MC
michael c.

Very good

MH
Mike H.

excellent presentation and information

KM
Kenneth Lee M.

The speaker knows his business. Good program.

ML
Michael L.

Very educational and interesting.

MF
melvin f.

Great course, presenter very clear, learned a lot.

WC
Wayne A c.

Excellent

DN
Drew N.

Very good introduction to the asset class.

LG
Loren G.

Outstanding!

NA
Nizar A.

Far more interesting than I suspected.

SB
Scott B.

Too bad this wasn't a 2 hour program.

MJ
Mark A. J.

vERY WELL PRESENTED.

JM
Jeneen M.

Complicated material assembled in a very understandable format.

KR
Kenneth R.

Most intelligent consize course I've taken

AP
Andrew P.

Very well organized.

AD
Alexander D.

Good course. Very good speaker.

AF
Adam F.

Very informative and interesting area of law, particularly in South Florida

JI
Jolie I.

Very informative

GW
George W.

A field I will most likely never touch -- yet I found the presentation dynamic and fascinating.

FR
Farida R.

It was a very good overview. Very informative.

CG
Cheryl G.

This is a very interesting presentation.

OM
Otto M.

Good Presentation

JS
Jane S.

Speaker was knowledgeable and this was a good overview--not so heavy on laws and regulations--more a primer.

DF
Daniela F.

Great introduction to very interesting topic.

CN
catherine N.

speaker was very professional. not a lot of extra chit chat.

AM
Agnes M.

Interesting, informative and well presented!

AP
Anthony P.

informative

DH
Deborah H.

I wish I had listened to this before I went into practice with a labor firm representing unionized NYC hotel employees. Excellent!!!

PC
Peter C.

He made a complicated topic understable

AW
Angela W.

Great speaker

BC
Brett C.

Excellent speaker

SD
Sean D.

This was a very interesting subject to see.

GE
George S E.

Excellent presentation

SG
Sarabeth G.

Very informative and relevant.

KH
Karen H.

Speaker was very clear and the program was easy to follow.

LD
Linda D.

very useful

KL
Kenneth J L.

good

LJ
Leslie J.

Excellent overview of hotel management / franchise issues.

MI
Melissa I.

Very informative

EC
Eric C.

Solid lecture

JB
Janet B.

very clear, informative presentation.

MG
Mark G.

Superb speaker

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