Chairman, Global Hospitality Group®
Jim Butler is a partner, chairman of the Global Hospitality Group® author of www.HotelLawBlog.com, and a senior member of the Chinese Investment Group™. The Global Hospitality Group® specializes in representing owners, developers, and lenders. We have helped our clients as business and legal advisors on more than $71 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 3,800 properties all over the world. For more information, please contact Jim Butler at email@example.com or +1 (310) 201-3526.
Jim is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE "hotel lawyer" and you will see why. He is frequently quoted as an expert on hotel issues by national and industry publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Hotel Business, Thomson Reuters, and Bloomberg News.
Jim devotes 100% of his practice to hospitality, representing hotel owners, developers and lenders. Jim leads JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®—a team of 50 seasoned professionals with more than $71 billion of hotel transactional experience, involving more than 3,800 properties located around the globe. Over the past decade, Jim and his team have assisted clients with more than 100 hotel mixed-use projects—frequently integrated with energizing lifestyle elements.
Jim and his team are more than "just" great hotel lawyers. They are also hospitality consultants and business advisors. They are deal makers. They can help find the right operator or capital provider. They know who to call and how to reach them.
J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, 1969
Berkeley Order of the Coif, Editor, California Law Review, 1968-1969
A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1966
Great Distinction (highest academic designation), Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha
Bar AdmissionsState Bar of California
State Bar of Nevada
International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC)
The Hospitality Industry Forum, 1991-present
Founder and Seminar Chair
University of California, Los Angeles Extension
University of Southern California, Advanced Professional Program
Awards & Recognition
- Listed, Daily Journal's California Real Estate Deal Makers, 2011
- Listed, Los Angeles Magazine's Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009-2012
- Listed, Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer, May 2010
I grew up in Cleveland, OH; Poughkeepsie, NY; and Saratoga, CA.
I am proudest of the incredible Global Hospitality Group practice that we have built over the last 20 years.
The word that best describes me is “abdeterfused” (absolutely determined and focused).
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- ADA Compliance and Defense
- Ask the Hotel Lawyer™
- Buying & Selling a Hotel
- Chinese Investment
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- Data Technology, Privacy & Security
- EB-5 Financing
- Green Hotels
- Hotel Development
- Hotel Finance - Hotel Debt & Hotel Equity
- Hotel Franchise & License Agreements
- Hotel Management Agreements
- Hotel Mixed-Use
- How to Terminate Hotel Management Agreements
- Innkeepers Law
- International Hotel Investment
- Labor & Employment
- Land Use & Entitlements
- Lifestyle Hotels
- Meet The Money®
- Outlook & Trends
- Workouts, Bankruptcies & Receiverships