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.
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
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
Professional & Community Involvement
Awards & Recognition
Helpful information for a case I recently handled involving a hotel franchise agreement and a tort that took place in the hotel,
Excellent introduction and discussion to the subject. Fine speaker.
Excellent knowledge of subject matter
Very informative about niche subject
very well presented and informative program
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.
Fantastic speaker and an interesting subject matter. Easy to understand!! I highly recommend this course!!!
He was excellent
Handouts were excellent.
This was an excellent primer in an area I had no familiarity. Very good.
I didn't know anything about Hotel Law and it gave a great overview.
Course is well-done and informative
Excellent discussion of hotel law basics.
Top notch presentation. I would like to take further courses from Mr. Migdal.
Comprehensive and thorough!
One of the best I've seen, including fantastic handouts.
Though not my specific area of practice, it is truly informative and educative. Real eye-opener.
Really enjoyed the presenter! Learned a lot about a topic I was unfamiliar with.
it was very good
Excellent course. Very interesting topic.
concise, articulate, thoughtful & useful
excellent presentation and information
The speaker knows his business. Good program.
Very educational and interesting.
Great course, presenter very clear, learned a lot.
Very good introduction to the asset class.
Far more interesting than I suspected.
Too bad this wasn't a 2 hour program.
vERY WELL PRESENTED.
Complicated material assembled in a very understandable format.
Most intelligent consize course I've taken
Very well organized.
Good course. Very good speaker.
Very informative and interesting area of law, particularly in South Florida
A field I will most likely never touch -- yet I found the presentation dynamic and fascinating.
It was a very good overview. Very informative.
This is a very interesting presentation.
Speaker was knowledgeable and this was a good overview--not so heavy on laws and regulations--more a primer.
Great introduction to very interesting topic.
speaker was very professional. not a lot of extra chit chat.
Interesting, informative and well presented!
I wish I had listened to this before I went into practice with a labor firm representing unionized NYC hotel employees. Excellent!!!
He made a complicated topic understable
This was a very interesting subject to see.
Very informative and relevant.
Speaker was very clear and the program was easy to follow.
Excellent overview of hotel management / franchise issues.
very clear, informative presentation.