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Jim Butler

Chairman, Global Hospitality Group®
Chairman, EB-5 Finance Group™
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Tel: (310) 201-3526
Fax: (310) 712-8526

1900 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, California 90067

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 4,700 hospitality properties around the world worth more than $125 billion. For more information, please contact Jim Butler at jbutler@jmbm.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 seasoned professionals with more than $104.7 billion of hospitality experience, involving more than 4,300 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.

Jim also serves as an expert witness in hospitality matters.

Contact him at jbutler@jmbm.com or +1 (310) 201-3526. For his views on current industry issues, visit www.HotelLawBlog.com.


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

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