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Robert E. Braun

Partner
RBraun@JMBM.com
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Tel: (310) 785-5331
Fax: (310) 712-3331

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
USA

Assistant
Kathy White
310.203.8080 Ext: 6611
KL4@jmbm.com

Bob represents clients in corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financing, franchising, licensing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, with an emphasis on hospitality and on new and emerging technologies.  As a senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group, Bob specializes in the negotiation of hotel management and franchise agreements, the acquisition and divestiture of hotels, resorts, restaurants and other hospitality properties, hotel and hospitality workouts and turnarounds, and ongoing operating issues of hospitality properties. Bob is a frequent author and lecturer on hospitality issues. 

As Co-Chair of the JMBM Cybersecurity and Privacy Group, Bob counsels clients on privacy and security, information technology, software development and licensing, and electronic commerce transactions. He is the co-author of the Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum blog, and lectures frequently on technology issues. He is one of only two attorneys in the Southern California listing of Super Lawyers to be recognized for expertise in Information Technology.

Representative Experience
  • Counseling a variety of companies, including Fortune 1000 companies, on breach notification requirements
  • Negotiation of licensing and service agreements for Internet-based software service programs
  • Advising hotel owners on enhancing relationships with hotel managers and brands
  • Designing management structures for boutique hotel brands
  • Negotiation of hotel management agreement for a portfolio of 29 hotels throughout the United States
  • Negotiation and closing of a foreign investment in a hotel fund covering 10 hotels in the Southeastern United States
  • Representation of a high technology manufacturer in a series of strategic acquisitions
  • Establishment of a hotel brand based on sustainable energy principles, including LEED certification
  • Negotiation of a five-star mixed-use hotel development project, including a hotel, condominiums, luxury residences, retail and office space in Dallas, Texas
  • Representation of the developer of a golf resort in Palm Desert, California

Education

J.D., University of California Los Angeles, School of Law, 1981

A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1978
with highest honors

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California