launches Portal to knowledge for the hospitality industry

JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® hotel lawyers launch comprehensive hospitality resource

LOS ANGELES -- May 29, 2012. Jim Butler, Chairman of the Global Hospitality Group® at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) announced today that the Group has officially launched, a comprehensive resource for the hospitality industry.

"JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® is known for providing useful information, thoughtful analysis and a refreshing perspective to legal and business issues that affect the industry," said Butler. "Our rich library of industry information is now organized in one convenient place -- at"

On, readers will find nearly 500 articles published over the years on the Hotel Law Blog, and the first two books in the We Wrote the Book™ series (The Lenders Handbook for Troubled Hotels and The HMA Handbook: Hotel Management Agreements for Owners, Developers, Investors and Lenders). These FREE resources continue to be accessed by thousands of readers each month.

Also available without cost at are presentations from industry leaders, such as those given at JMBM's 2012 Meet the Money® conference by Suzanne Mellen of HVS, Bruce Baltin of PKF Consulting, Greg Hartmann of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels and Alan Reay of Atlas Hospitality Group.

"At, you can also meet some of the key members of our team, peruse a few highlights about some of the transactions we have worked on, and check out our new GHG brochure to see how we have helped clients with more than $71 billion in hotel transactions, involving more than 3,800 properties located around the globe," said Butler. "The site also makes it easy to contact any one of us directly."

"We are also delighted to feature a collection of some eye-catching photographs of selected hotels we have worked on," said Guy Maisnik, Vice Chairman of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®. "We think that many visitors will recognize quite a few of the featured hotels at -- from iconic resorts to boutiques and from urban center hotels to select-service product. JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® has worked on all the properties that are included on the website."

"If you are a hotel owner or lender, developer, investor, lender or a journalist, we invite you to visit to see if our insights and perspectives can help you understand the issues that currently affect you and the industry," said Butler.

About JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®

The hospitality attorneys in the Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell comprise the premier hospitality practice in a full-service law firm, and the most experienced legal and advisory team in the industry. Our team of 50 seasoned hotel lawyers are aggressive and passionate advocates for owners and lenders.


Jim Butler