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This membership is designed for attorneys who practice in the areas of travel, tourism, or hospitality law. Join the Global Alliance of Travel, Travel & Tourism & Hospitality Attorneys (GATTHA) and receive global exposure to corporate counsel and private attorneys, publishing opportunities in our CONVERGE Blog and in our industry-specific CONVERGE newsletters, discounts to The Hospitality Law Conference, now in it’s 15th year, and get listed in our comprehensive Find-A-Lawyer Directory.

Individual Opportunities

GATTHA members enjoy these benefits:
  • Global exposure to the hospitality community, including in house counsel and private attorneys seeking local counsel and assistance
  • Attorney Listing in our Find a Lawyer directory
  • Access to our archive of Hospitality Law Conference presentations and white papers
  • Publishing opportunities on our CONVERGE Blog
  • Access to hospitality legal forms, checklists, and procedures
  • Discounts for the annual Hospitality Law Conference

GATTHA Library

The GATTHA Library is an essential resource for hotel and restaurant lawyers. This archive contains a comprehensive collection of Hospitality Law Conference white papers and presentations written by industry leaders, hotel and restaurant experts, and hotel and restaurant lawyers. Below is a list of the powerpoints, white papers and other resources available in our members-only GATTHA Library.

A

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Issues for Hotels and Restaurants

  • ADA – The Employment Aspects (2010)
  • ADA – Public Accommodations (2010)
  • ADA Title III Litigation: What are the Courts Saying? (2013)
  • ADA Update – Title 1 and Title 3 (2009)
  • Drive By Suits Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2004)
  • How to Defend a Title III ADA Accessibility Claim (2012)
  • Proposition 65 Claims and ADA Drive By Claims (2004)
  • Recent Developments Under the ADA – Title 1 (2009)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: Managing Liability & Avoiding Drive-By Lawsuits (2008)
  • This Time We Mean Next Spring! — The New ADA Accessibility Standards + Additional US Department of Justice Regulations Update for the Hospitality Industry (2011)
  • Top 10 ADA Issues at Hotels, Restaurants, and Spas – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Understanding on ADA Issues Affecting the Hospitality Industry: The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (2008)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Arbitration – An Alternative Approach to Resolving Disputes Arising in the Workplace (2005)
  • Arbitration – An Alternative Approach to Resolving Disputes (2004)

Antitrust

  • Top Topics: Rate Parity, Patent Controlling, Wage an Hour Class Actions – Summary (2014)
  • Antitrust Update (2009)

Aviation

  • Airport Leases for Food & Beverage Operation – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Primer on Representing Cruise Ships & Airlines (2009)

C

Corporate and Government Travel

  • Mobility Across Jurisdictions: The Corporate Duty of Care Quagmire (2011)

Crisis Management

  • Active Shooter Educational Sheet (2016)
  • Active Shooter Informational Pamphlet (2016)
  • Active Shooters: A Holistic Approach (2015)
  • Crisis Management (2005)
  • Crisis Management – Are You Prepared? (2016)
  • Crisis Management – Minimizing the Impact (2014)
  • Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence: OSHA Publication (2016)
  • Hotel Attack Analytics – Helping Hotels Mitigate Terrorism Risks (2016)
  • Key Considerations in a Crisis (2014)
  • Workplace Violence: Preparing, Recognizing, Training and Responding to an Active Shooter – PPT & Summary (2016)

D

Duty of Care

  • Creating an Effective Travel Policy that Includes Risk Management (2014)
  • Defining our Global Duty of Care to Mobile Employees (2015)
  • Defining our Global Duty of Care to Mobile Employees (2014)
  • Defining our Global Duty of Care to Mobile Employees (2012)
  • Defining the Scope of Duty of Care Owed by Travel Management Companies and Other Travel Agents to Clients (2012)
  • Flight Delayed but not Afraid: Survival Techniques for the Traveler Whose Flight is Delayed, Diverted or Discontinued (2015)
  • Hostage Taking Overseas: Don’t Become a Victim (2015)
  • Leveraging Mobile Technology for Traveler Safety and Security, Including Tracking and Alerts: What About Privacy Issues When Tracking Your Employees (2012)
  • Meeting Your Duty of Care in the Lodging Mode: Providing Safe and Secure Lodging for Your Mobile Work Force (2012)
  • The Hidden Dangers of Travel & Infectious Disease – PPT & Summary (2015)
  • Training, Monitoring & Communication: Best Practices for Travel Risk Management (2014)

E

Ethics

  • An Ethics Sampler – Five Topic Mistakes to Avoid (2010)
  • Anti-Trust Traps in the Hospitality Industry & the Applicable Ethical Questions (2008)
  • E-Discovery & Metadata Solutions (2008)
  • Ethically Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege (2007)
  • Ethics Challenges for Advising Hospitality Clients in Anti-trust Matters (2009)
  • Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Advising Clients in the International Arena – PPT and Summary (2014)
  • E-Discovery & Legal Holds – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • General Counsel’s View on the Selection of & the Relationship with Outside Counsel (2007)
  • Keeping Options Open: Internal Investigations and Anti-Corruption Laws (2012)
  • New Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys (2004)
  • Retaining Separate Counsel for a Hospitality Employee and Potential Criminal Charges (2012)
  • What Attorneys Need to Know When Communicating Electronically (2009)
  • The 360 Degree Legal View of a Hospitality Catastrophe (2015)
  • The Duty to Preserve in Today’s Digital Age: Minimizing Exposure to Discovery Sanctions by Meeting Your Ethical Obligations – Summary (2014)
  • What Attorneys Need to Know When Communicating Electronically (2009)
  • You Can’t Take It Back: Is Your Company Prepared For Employees Using Social Media? (2011)

F

Food and Beverage

  • Airport Leases for Food & Beverage Operation – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Alcohol Promotions (2015)
  • Avoiding and Surviving Food-Related Claims (2015)
  • Bad Bug Book: Handbook of Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins (2014)
  • Beer, Bad Oysters and Other Pitfalls. A Food & Beverage Liability (2004)
  • Child Allergen Poster (English & Spanish) (2015)
  • Defending the Food Liability Claim (2008)
  • Defending a Food Liability Claim (2007)
  • Detecting, Deterring & Addressing Underreporting of Sales & Tax Fraud in Restaurant Franchises (2008)
  • EMV and Restaurants: What You Need to Know (2014)
  • Fact or Fiction: Dealing with Guest Claims (Both Real and Imagined) – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • FDA Guidelines: Roundtable Summary (2015)
  • Federal Tip Credit Under Fire (2010)
  • Financial Side of the Restaurant Industry (2015)
  • Food Allergies and the Food Service – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Food Allergen Awareness Poster (2006)
  • Food Allergens in Food Service Venues (2007)
  • Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan Template (2013)
  • Food Allergy Chef Card Template (2013)
  • Food Allergy Facts and Statistics for the U.S. (2015)
  • Food and Beverage Litigation Update – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Food and Beverage Litigation Update (2009)
  • Food & Beverage Litigation Survey (2013)
  • Food & Beverage Litigation Survey (2012)
  • Food & Beverage Litigation Survey (2011)
  • Food & Beverage Litigation Survey (2010)
  • Food & Beverage Litigation Survey (2009)
  • Food & Beverage Litigation Survey (2008)
  • Food & Beverage Litigation Survey (2006)
  • Food & Beverage Wage & Hour Issues (2008)
  • Foodborne Illnesses and Allergens (2009)
  • Hot Topics in the Food and Beverage Industry (2014)
  • How to Gobble Up Chains of Licensed Retailers (2015)
  • Late Breaking Beverage Alcohol Regulatory News – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Liability Arising Out of the Sale of Food and Non Alcohol (2003)
  • Mardi Gras Meets the Rodeo: The Hazards of Branding Menu Items (2015)
  • Menus and Food Labeling: Do Your Health and Environmental Claims Present Liability Risks? (2012)
  • Negotiating Leases, Catering and Banquet Agreements and Other Foodservice Contracts (2013)
  • No Two Twinkies Are Alike — Understanding the Reasonable Basis Requirement of Federal Menu Labeling (2011)
  • REAL Conference: Food & Beverage Liability (2007)
  • Restaurant Reality 2016: Trends, Finance & Expansion (2016)
  • Second Symposium on the Definition and Management of Anaphylaxis: Summary Report (2006)
  • Special Human Resources Issues for Food & Beverage Operations (2007)
  • Strategies for Preventing and Defending Food, allergy and Alcohol Claims (2012)
  • Tackling Tough Human Resource Issues – Addressing Accommodation Requests in the 21st Century Workplace (2007)
  • The Best Offense is a Good Defense: Strategies for Preventing and Defending Food, Allergy and Alcohol Claims (2012)
  • The Future of Hotel Food and Beverage Operations (2014)
  • The Modern Menu: Warnings, Disclaimers, and Nutrition Labeling (2010)
  • Top Five Reasons Restaurants Get Sued By Employees (2013)
  • Trends in Allergic Conditions Among Children (2013)
  • Understanding the 3 Tiers of the Alcohol Industry: The Promotional Perspective (2012)

Franchising

  • Common Issues in Hospitality Franchising (2004)
  • Current Legal Issues Arising From Hospitality Franchise Agreements (2003)
  • Due Diligence in an Open Market (2014)
  • Franchise Litigation Update (2007)
  • Franchise Relationship and Franchisor’s Liability for Acts of Franchisee – An Update (2011)
  • Franchising and Vicarious Liability (2012)
  • Mardi Gras Meets the Rodeo: Franchise Relationship Governance (2015)
  • Hospitality Franchise Update (2007)
  • Hot Topics in Franchising and Hospitality (2009)
  • In Defense of the Franchisor (2004)
  • Joint Franchisor-Franchise Relations (2005)
  • Making Your Mark on the World (2009)
  • Recent Developments in Franchising and Hospitality Law (2011)
  • Survey of Franchise Litigation and Latest Trends PPT & Summary (2014)
  • The Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship (2005)
  • The Franchise Debate – Does One Size Fit All? (2011)
  • The Franchise Debate – Franchising in the Hospitality Industry in a Difficult Economy (2010)
  • The Franchise Debate (2008)
  • Vicarious and Other Franchisor Liability (2011)

Fundamentals of Hospitality Law

  • Duties of Care for the Hotel and Restaurant Operator (2009)
  • Fundamentals of Franchise Contracts and Management Agreements (2009)
  • Hotel and Restaurant Relationships – PPT and Summary (2014)
  • Thank you for (Not) Smoking: Legal Considerations for the On-Premise Consumption of Marijuana in the Hospitality Industry (2016)
  • What Lawyers and Operators need to know about Hotel Operations, Part 1 (2010)
  • What Lawyers and Operators Need to Know About Hotle Operations, Improving the Bottom Line: Tax Assessment Appeals For Hotels (2010)

G

Gaming

  • Tribal Nations (2006)

H

Hotel Specific

  • 5 Things to Know in 2014 (2014)
  • Anatomy of a Large Property Business Interruption Claim (2014)
  • Due Diligence in an Open Market (2014)
  • Guest Record Privacy, The California Conundrum: Forum summary(2015)
  • Hospitality Forums I & II (2015)
  • Hotel Security Assessment Questionnaire (2014)
  • Mardi Gras Meets the Rodeo: Tax Issues for the Hospitality Industry (2015)
  • People are Normal Until They Check into a Hotel, Part II, The Sequel – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • People are Normal Until They Check into a Hotel (2015)
  • Special Topics (2014)
  • Super Bowl XLV Hoteliers – Beware of Sporting Woman (2011)

I

Immigration

  • Business Immigration (2009)
  • Current Immigration Issues Impacting the Hospitality Industry (2003)
  • Hospitality Immigration Compliance: Making Sure You Aren’t Stick Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2011)
  • ICE Audits, I-9 Forms and E-Verify – Put Immigration Compliance at the Top of Your To-Do List (2012)
  • Immigration Update: Hiring in a Pro-Enforcement Environment (2009)
  • Immigration Update (2004)
  • Navigating I-9: A Hospitality Employer’s Key to Avoiding Prosecution & Liability (2008)
  • Immigration Reform Rocks Your World (2007)

Insurance

  • 2014 Hospitality Law Conference- Preparation/Planning Think Sheet – Summary (2014)
  • A Hospitality Insurance Update (2014)
  • Anatomy of a Large Property Business Interruption Claim – PPT and Summary (2014)
  • Business Income Coverage in the Post 9/11 World (2007)
  • Crime Pays: A Conversation of Fraud and Recovery (2013)
  • Effective GL Incident Response and Investigation – PPT & Summary (2015)
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance – Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Guest and Employee Insurance Claims and Solutions – Discussion of Most Frequent Claims and How to Prevent Them (2016)
  • Guest and Employee Insurance Claims and Solutions – Discussion of Most Frequent Claims and How to Prevent Them (2015)
  • Guest and Employee Insurance Claims and Solutions (2014)
  • Gulf Oil Spill Insurance Coverage Issues for the Hotel and Gaming Industries (2010)
  • Hospitality Industry Insurance Litigation Update (2010)
  • Hot Topics and Claims in Insurance Coverage (2013)
  • Insurance and Regulatory Considerations for Globally Mobile Individuals (Expatriates and Business Travelers) – PPT & Summary (2015)
  • Insurance and Regulatory Considerations for Globally Mobile Individuals (Expatriates and Business Travelers) (2014)
  • Insurance Coverage for Gulf Oil Spill Losses (2010)
  • Insurance for Business Interruption Losses Due To Damage Away from the Insured Premises – Lessons from 9/11 and Katrina, and Coverage for the Icelandic Volcanic Eruptions and the Gulf Oil Spill (2011)
  • Insurance for the Construction Period (2009)
  • Insurance Litigation Survey (2011)
  • Insurance Litigation Survey (2010)
  • Insurance Litigation Survey (2009)
  • Insurance Solutions (2007)
  • Lessons From Losses – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Liability Insurance Update (2005)
  • Nailing Down Responsive Cyber coverage that Responds to Hospitality Industry Risks – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Risk Management: Building a Defensible Claim with the Help of Your Employees
  • The Insurance Market Update Including Catastrophe Coverage Issues (2008)
  • The Insurance Process (2004)
  • Understanding Your Property Insurance: ACV and Replacement Cost Coverage (2010)
  • The State of the Insurance Market for Hospitality Entities (2016)
  • What Hospitality Attorneys Need to Know About Insurance (2009)
  • What is the Right Price for the Wrong Coverage? (2014)
  • When Far Away Problems Hurt Your Business, Look to Insurance (2010)

International Challenges

  • Approaches and Considerations for Deals in Latin America and in the Middle East (2009)
  • Doing Business In Australia (2009)
  • Doing Business in China (2009)
  • Doing Business in Costa Rica (2009)
  • Doing Hotel Deals Around the Globe: A Primer for U.S. Attorneys (2009)
  • Doing Business in Canada: Procedural, Contract & Operational Issues (2008)
  • Doing Business in Europe: Procedural, Contract & Liability Issues (2008)
  • Doing Business in Mexico, Central America & South America (2008)
  • Doing Business in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Beyond (2007)
  • International Condominium Conversions (2007)
  • International Human Resources (2007)
  • International Perspective: Are you making your employment contracts work for you? (2006)
  • International Perspective: International Developments in Class Action Procedures (2006)
  • International Perspective: International Hotel Expansion (2006)
  • International Perspective: Legal Aspects from the European Perspective (2006)
  • Legal Representation Overseas and the Role of the US Embassy (2015)
  • Maintaining Liaison and Good Relations with Foreign Law Enforcement Authorities for Your Company Overseas and with the US Embassy (2015)
  • Megacities: Challenges & Opportunities – PPT & Summary (2015)
  • Non-U.S. Hotel & Restaurant Legal Considerations (2014)
  • Representing US Companies Abroad in Accordance with the FCPA & UK Bribery Act (2011)
  • Operating in a Global Environment – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Understanding and Adhering to Cultural Norms in a Country Vastly Different than those in the West (2015)

L

Labor and Employment

  • Affordable Care Act: Key Issues for Employers in 2014 and Beyond –  Summary (2014)
  • Are You Sure You Are Paying Your Employees Correctly Under the FLSA? (2012)
  • Avoiding the New Enforcement Driven OSHA While Achieving Operational Excellence Through Safety (2010)
  • Challenges of the Hiring Process (2003)
  • COBRA (2008)
  • Conducting Bullet Proof Workplace Investigations (2011)
  • Criminal Background Check Laws by State Exhibit 1 (2013)
  • Criminal Background Credit Check Laws by State Exhibit 2 (2013)
  • DOL Sets Its Sights on Hospitality Industry – OT Exemptions and Independent Contractors – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Employees are a Soft Spot in Data Security: Roundtable Summary (2016)
  • Employer Reporting Obligations Under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (2016)
  • Employment Discrimination (2009)
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance (2014)
  • Emerging Issues at the Corporate Level: Danger Spots Beyond Daily Operations (2012)
  • Employee Background Checks and Screening (2004)
  • Employment Issues Specifically Impacting Restaurant Operations (2006)
  • Essentials of Employment-Related Recordkeeping: Saving Those Records May Save Your Life (2007)
  • Exempt Employees – Complying with the new FLSA rules (2005)
  • FMLA (2009)
  • FLSA – Exemptions & Recordkeeping (2010)
  • FLSA – Wage & Hour Provisions (2007)
  • FMLA Update: Guide for Compliance (2009)
  • Free Agents: Benefits & Perils of Seasonal & Contingent Labor (2011)
  • Guest and Employee Insurance Claims and Solutions (2014)
  • Healthcare Reform and What it Means to Employers (2013)
  • HIPAA – The Privacy and Security Provisions (2010)
  • Hospitality Immigration Compliance: Making Sure You Aren’t Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2011)
  • Hospitality Employment Law Survey of Current Issues (2005)
  • How Trends in FMLA Litigation Can Help Employers Comply with the Law (2015)
  • I-9 Verification Process and Compliance  – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Importance of Company Policies – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Is Your Criminal Background Check Policy Consistent with the EEOC’s Updated Guidance? – Summary (2014)
  • Keep Options Open: Internal Investigations and Anti-Corruption Laws (2012)
  • Labor & Employment Litigation Survey (2008)
  • Lessons Learned in Human Resources from Pop Culture’s 2015 Memorable Moments – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Make Sure Your Employment Practices Liability Insurance Covers the Right Risks (2015)
  • Mardi Gras Meets the Rodeo: FLSA Misclassification (2015)
  • Millennials Entering into the Workforce & How to Protect Your New Employees (2015)
  • Minimum Wage Legislation & Protecting Trade Secrets (2015)
  • Navigating Employment Law Issues for High Profile Restaurants, Hotels and Lounges (2012)
  • NLRA – Unfair Labor Practices (2007)
  • NLRB’s Joint Employer Decision Could Uproot Hotel & Restaurant Franchise Model – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • OSHA (2007)
  • Pop Culture and Employment (2014)
  • Post-EEOC Retaliation Letter – Compliments of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP (2008)
  • Preparing For & Responding to the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan – PPT (2014)
  • Protecting Your Company’s Assets: Non-Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets & Confidential Information (2008)
  • Pop Culture and Employment Law (2014)
  • REAL Conference: Wage & Hour Issues in the Hospitality Industry (2007)
  • REAL Conference: E-Discovery – The Federal Rules, The Legal Hold, and Strategic Considerations (2007)
  • Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Class Action and FLSA Collective Litigation Summary (2014)
  • Responding to an Employee’s Social Media Comments About The Workplace: Avoiding Pitfalls and Implementing Best Practices at Your Business – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Sex, Gender, Same-sex Marriage & Transgender Employees: What it all Means (2016)
  • Some Things Never Change: Sex Harassment Update (2010)
  • Special Employment Issues in California & Other Interesting Jurisdictions (2008)
  • Statement to Be Read to Employee Prior to Interview/Investigation – Compliments of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP (2008)
  • Sex, Drugs, Art, and Rock n’ Roll in the Workplace (2012)
  • Sexual Harassment (2009)
  • Sound and Savvy Operational Solutions to Offsetting the Increased Minimum Hotel Wage – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Top 10 Employment Law Risks in the Hospitality Industry – PPT and Summary (2014)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (2008)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act: Avoid Costly Mistakes from Non-Compliance (2010)
  • The New Administration and Amendments to Labor Laws: How They Will Affect Hospitality (2009)
  • The USDOL’s New Regulations on Overtime – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • The Warn Act (2008)
  • Top Topics – Wage and Hour Class Actions, Patent Trolling, Rate Parity – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Uncovering the Mysteries of the Tip Wage (2008)
  • USERRA (2006)
  • Vexing Issues in FLSA Claims (2014)
  • Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuits (2009)
  • Wage and Hour Law for the Hospitality Industry (2004)
  • What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform Compliance (2011)
  • Workplace Investigations in the Hotel & Restaurant Industry (2008)
  • Workplace Investigations (2011)
  • Your USERRA Obligations & Other Sensitive Issues (2008)

Liquor Liability and Licensing

  • Alcohol Provisions Relating to Sponsorship (2012)
  • Before the First Round: Defending the Dram Shop Claim from Incident to Trial – PPT and Summary (2014)
  • Beverage Marketing (2005)
  • Beverage Permitting, Licensing and Distribution (2003)
  • Bridging the Gap – Selling Alcohol at a Hotel You’ve Taken Over on Short Notice (2010)
  • Controlling Alcohol Risks Effectively in Venues and Events (2011)
  • Current Licensing Issues (2004)
  • Emerging Trends in Dram Shop Liability Law (2003)
  • Legal Aspects of Alcohol Beverage Marketing (2009)
  • Liquor Liability Update (2005)
  • Late Breaking Beverage Alcohol Regulatory News – PPT and Summary (2014)
  • Resting Easy When Minors are Afoot – Minors & Alcohol (2007)
  • Serving Alcohol Responsibly During the Transportation Mode: A Survey of Global Standards (2011)
  • Social Media and Alcohol – Do you Know How to Mix This Cocktail? (2016)
  • The Straw that Stirs the Drink: Liquor Licensing Across America (2005)
  • The Use of Alcohol in Hotel Marketing: On Premise Promotions From Manager’s
  • Understanding the Three Tiers of the Alcohol Industry: The Promotional Perspective (2012)

Litigation

  • Bedbugs: They’re Still Here (and Causing Trouble) – Current Trends in Litigation and Risk Management (2016)
  • Best Practices & Legislation Update (2008)
  • Hospitality Case Review: The Top 100+ that Impacted Us this Past Year – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Hospitality Case Review: The Top 100+ that Impacted Us this Past Year – PPT & Summary (2015)
  • Hospitality Case Review: The Top 100+ that Impacted Us this Past Year – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Hospitality Case Review: The Top 100+ that Impacted Us this Past Year – PPT & Summary (2013)
  • Hospitality Case Review – The Top 100 Cases that Impacted the Industry This Year (2012)
  • Hospitality Case Review – The Top 100 Cases that Impacted the Industry This Year (2011)
  • Hospitality Case Review – The Top 100 Cases that Impacted the Industry This Year (2010)
  • Hospitality Case Review – The Top 100 Cases that Impacted the Industry This Year (2009)
  • Hospitality Case Review: The Top 100 Cases that Impacted Us This Year (2008)
  • Hospitality Liability Case Survey (2007)
  • Hospitality Liability Update (2006)
  • Hospitality Liability Update (2005)
  • Legislative Update (2006)
  • Liability Trends in the Hospitality Industry (2009)
  • Medical Emergencies at Your Hotel, Restaurant or Business: An Analysis of Duty, Risk and Liability (2012)
  • Recent Developments in Spoliation/Preservation and Sanction Cases: Old Topic that Keeps Coming Up (2016)
  • Recent Issues Litigated in the Hospitality Field (2003)
  • Reptile Theory: What You Need to Know in 2016 – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Trending Issues in Hospitality Regulation (2016)
  • Trends in Liability Arising From Hospitality Operations (2004)

M

Management Agreements

  • A Brief View of Sticky Issues in Hospitality Transactions (2014)
  • Analyzing the Deal (2014)
  • Branded vs. Unbranded (2014)
  • Breaking Up is Hard to do: Unwinding the Owner-Management Relationship (2015)
  • Business & Legal Fundamentals of Effective Negotiation of Hotel Management Agreements (2008)
  • Deciphering Government Regulations (ACA, ADA, WARN ACT) and Their Impact on Management Agreements – PPT (2014)
  • Fundamentals of Management Agreements – PPT  (2014)
  • Hotel Management Agreements: Key business Terms at the LOI Stage (2013)
  • Hotel Management Agreements: Key Terms and Points for Negotiation (2016)
  • Hotel Sales and Interim Management Agreements: Key Considerations, Including Alcohol Beverage Licensing – PPT & Summary (2015)
  • Incentive Fees in Hotel Management Agreements (2009)
  • Latest Developments in Management Agreements (2010)
  • Loans and Key Money Arrangements; Subordination and Non-Disturbance Agreements (2012)
  • Managing the Management Agreement – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Management Contract Litigation Survey (2007)
  • Management Contracts (2005)
  • Mechanics of Unwinding the Owner-Management Relationship – PPT (2014
  • Mock Negotiation of a Hotel Management Agreement (2012)
  • Negotiating Management Agreements: A Checklist (2009)
  • Special Issues Arising from Mixed-Use Management Contracts (2008)
  • The Incentive Fee in Management Agreements: It’s All Negotiable (2009)
  • The Pendulum Swings… Survey of Management Agreement Litigation – Summary (2014)
  • The Practical Aspects of Terminating and Unwinding Hotel Management and Branding Relationships – Summary (2014)
  • Understanding and Negotiating Distribution Agreements (2011)
  • Understanding and Negotiating Leisure Sales Agreements (2011)

Marketing

  • It’s Not Easy Being Green (2010)

Meetings and Events

  • Contracting and Executing Safe and Secure Meetings (2014)
  • International Meetings and Events – 5 Things You Need to Know (2015)
  • Meeting Contracts (2006)
  • Meeting and Event Contract Issues (2003)
  • Securing Critical Mass Events (2011)
  • Security for International Meeting Planners (2009)
  • Special Considerations for Securing Critical Mass Events and Attractions (2012)
  • What to Remember While Planning Your Corporate Event (2015)

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Real Estate Development and Transactions

  • Analyzing the Deal (2014)
  • Acquisitions of Hotels and Hotel Paper – Seizing the Opportunity (2010)
  • Buy vs. Build – Making Complex Decisions (2016)
  • Capital Improvements – Expectations and Leveraging the Upgrades (2016)
  • Capitalizing Your Project – Maximizing Value (2016)
  • Complex Issues in the Sale of a “Business in A Box” (2005)
  • Condo Hotels (2006)
  • Condo Hotels – 3 Years into the Concept (2007)
  • Current Financial State of Hotel Development (2015)
  • Current Trends in Hotel Development (2014)
  • Distinguishing Market Sales and Financing Transactions from Market Value for Property Tax Purposes (2011)
  • Dockominiums (2007)
  • Emerging Markets (2006)
  • Equity Structures for Hospitality Project Development & Growth (2008)
  • Financing the Project (2008)
  • Financing Hotel Mixed Use Development Projects (2005)
  • Hotel Mixed-Use Development Projects (2004)
  • Hotel Workouts: A Case Study (2011)
  • Hotel Workouts, Refinancings and Renegotiations: The Owner’s Perspective (2010)
  • Hotel Development (2014)
  • Hotel Acquisitions (2014)
  • Joint Ventures in the Lodging and Hospitality Industry: The ABCs of JVs (2011)
  • Key Business Terms/Concepts in Major Hotel Agreements (2011)
  • Land Acquisition & Development (2008)
  • Land Acquisition & Development (2008)
  • Legal Aspects Surrounding Mixed-Use Developments: Roundtable Summary (2015)
  • Mardi Gras Meets the Rodeo: Economic Development Incentives Available to the Texas and Louisiana Hospitality Industry (2015)
  • Mastering Key Operations Reports and Metrics (2011)
  • Mergers and Aquisitions: Pitfalls in the World of Reps and Warranties (2012)
  • Mixed-Use Developments: The Present & The Future (2007)
  • Mixed Use Projects (2014)
  • New Realities and Transaction Trends: Lodging and More (2009)
  • Optimizing the Exit – Capturing Total Value on the Reversion Sale (2016)
  • Resort Operations & Liability Issues (2008)
  • Resorts and More: Legal Trends in Formation, Governance and Operations (2009)
  • Restructuring Debt and Equity in a Challenging Climate (2011)
  • Sale and Acquisition Concerns (2003)
  • Sample Receivership Order (2009)
  • Special Issues When Developing on Native American Land (2015)
  • Special Topics (2014)
  • The Economics of the Deal (2008)
  • The Status and Future of the Hotel Industry Meltdown and/or Recovery: Industry Analysts’ Report and Different Valuation Perspectives (2010)
  • The Stressful Side of Spas: Spa Claims, Operational Consideration, Compliance (2011)
  • The World of the Special Service Providers: Perspectives, Goals, and MOs (2010)
  • The Financing Environment (2014)
  • Time Share & Fractional Issues (2007)
  • Trends in Purchase & Sale Agreements (2007)
  • Understanding a Hotel Financial Statement (2011)
  • Understanding Hotel Investment and Valuation Methodologies and Pro Formas/Analysis (2011)

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Safety and Security

  • 13 Strategies for Improving Safety – PPT (2014)
  • A Global Survey of Hotel Fires: Mitigating Them and Reacting to Them (2011)
  • A New Approach to Safety (2007)
  • A Taxi, a Sedan, an Armored Car or Personal Security Detail (2015)
  • Aquatic accident investigations – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Bed Bugs & Other Pesky Issues (2007)
  • Best Practices in Passenger Terminal and Perimeter Security (2011)
  • CCTV’s (2014)
  • CCTVs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (2007)
  • Common Issues and Solutions for Travel Safety and Security: The Industry Perspective (2011)
  • Current Trends and Patterns in Fraud and Criminal Behavior – PPT & Summary (2015)
  • Data Security Breaches: The Crucial Mistakes That Companies Most Often Make (2012)
  • Defending the Premises Liability Case (2008)
  • Defending the Premises Liability Claim (2005)
  • Developing an Effective Loss Control Program (2007)
  • Developing a Property Level Network Security Plan (2003)
  • Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite You in Court (2010)
  • Do You OSAC? (2015)
  • Environmental Health (2006)
  • FCPA: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure (2015)
  • Global Risks Peculiar to Resorts: Prevention, Management, Litigation (2011)
  • Have Gun Will Travel: Dealing with Firearms in the World of Hospitality (2012)
  • Hotel Industry AED Program Legal Issues (2005)
  • Hotels: Common Vulnerabilities (2009)
  • How to Defend a Title III ADA Accessibility Claim (2012)
  • Identity Theft Update & Hospitality Fraud 103 (2007)
  • “If You See Something, Say Something” Suspicious Activity Rules: Food & Beverage Specific (2010)
  • Incident Prevention and Response (2009)
  • Insurance Litigation Survey (2012)
  • Large or Complex Property Claims Resolution (2011)
  • Legionella – What’s in our Water?: Rountable Summary (2015)
  • Lessons Learned from Katrina (2007)
  • Major Developments in Premises Security Liability (2006)
  • Managing Risk in Pools, Spas, and Workout Facilities (2011)
  • Medical Emergencies at Your Hotel, Restaurant or Business: An Analysis of Duty, Risk and Liability (2012)
  • The Patriot Act and the Hotel Industry (2004)
  • Preventing Fraud in the Hospitality Industry (2005)
  • Premises Security What’s Reasonable Today (2003)
  • Regulatory Issues (2006)
  • Safety and Security Technology Update (2003)
  • Safety Incentive Programs (2003)
  • Solutions to Credit Card Fraud, PCI Compliance Tips, & Collecting on No-Show Reservations & Violations of No Smoking Rules (2008)
  • Something in the Water (2009)
  • Special Issues in Loss Prevention (2008)
  • Taking Aim at Workplace Violence (2005)
  • The Claims Process (2012)
  • The Patriot Act and the Hotel Industry (2004)
  • Threats, Vulnerabilities, Protective Measures & Protective Programs for Terrorist Threats (2008)
  • Thirteen Steps To Improve Safety, Increase Profitability & Reduce Legal Liability – Summary (2014)
  • Tips on Testifying with a Mock Deposition Demonstration (2008)
  • Understanding Duties of Care, Reasonable Care, Standards of Care, Negligence & Gross Negligence (2008)
  • Various Liability Issues (2010)

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Technology, Intellectual Property and Cyber Concerns

  • Anatomy of a Hospitality Data Breach – PPT & Summary (2015)
  • Best Practices in Data & IP Protection (2012)
  • Best Practices in Global Data Privacy Issues (2011)
  • Beyond PCI: The Advent of Cardholder Data Tokenization (2009)
  • Critical Issues in Payment Card/Merchant Relations (2010)
  • Data Protection and Cyber Threats: Personal and Business Data at Severe Risk (2014)
  • Data Security Incident Response Plans – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Data Security in the Hospitality Industry (2009)
  • Demystifying Distribution (2015)
  • E-Discovery and Legal Holds – PPT & Summary (2014)
  • Everyone’s Nightmare: Privacy and Data Breach Risks (2012)
  • Forensic Investigations – Lessons Learned in Managing a Data Breach (2010)
  • From Back of the Line to Headline (2010)
  • Hospitality Online: Protecting Your Valuable Key Words (2007)
  • Identity Theft in the Hospitality Industry (2006)
  • Intellectual Property Primer for the Hospitality Industry (2009)
  • Internet Marketing with User-Generated Content (2009)
  • Internet Reservations and Booking in Hotels (2004)
  • Legal Holds and the 7 Stages of Grief: Moving from “Shock and Despair” to “Acceptance and Hope” (2014)
  • Legislative and Regulatory Update: New Laws Regulations and Their Implications for the Hospitality Industry (2011)
  • Managing Blogs to Avoid the Loss of Trade Secrets (2009)
  • Managing Blogs to Avoid the Loss of Trade Secrets (Eastern Region 2009)
  • Music Licensing Primer (2004)
  • Negotiating Third Party Internet Contracts in Hotels (2008)
  • Operator Key Money, Silver Equity, Loans and Deficit Guaranties and the Related Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Issues (2012)
  • OSAC: Bridging the Information Gap (2014)
  • PCI Version 1.2 (.ppt) (2009)
  • Perspectives on Non-Traditional Distribution Channels (2013)
  • Post-Breach Remedies (.ppt) (2009)
  • Privacy, Data Security, and the Hospitality Industry: What Changing Laws Mean For You (2016)
  • Security Breach Notifications (.ppt) (2009)
  • Social Media Investigation to Beat Liability & Drive Down Damages – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • The E-Cigarette: Navigating Uncharted Territory: Forum Summary (2015)
  • The New High Stakes Game (2010)
  • The Road to PCI Compliance: The Marriage of IT, Accounting and the Legal Fields (.ppt) (2009)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of PCI Compliance (.ppt) (2009)
  • Top Topics – Patent Reform Legislation – Summary (2014)
  • To Whom am I Speaking?: Mobile Device Security for International Travelers (2015)
  • Trademark, Copyright and Sweepstakes Basics: Legal Considerations for Marketing, Branding, and Promotions (2011)
  • Use of Analytics in Dealing with Fraud & Corruption in the Hospitality Industry – PPT & Summary (2015)
  • Video Enhancement & Analysis – PPT & Summary (2016)
  • Who Owns the Data? – PPT & Summary (2015)

Travel and Tourism

  • A Primer of Representing Cruise Ships and Baechfront Hotels (2010)
  • Fundamentals and Best Practices of Tourism Security (2011)
  • GDS Issues 2011: A Seminar for GDS Subscriber (2011)
  • Global Best Practices in Transportation Safety & Security – Air, Sea, and Ground (2011)
  • Human Trafficking in Hotels Fact Sheet (2016)
  • Human Trafficking in Hotels PPT (2016)
  • Human Trafficking: Is the Travel Industry Enabling it? (2011)
  • Is It Time for Standard Protocols on Medical Travel & Tourism? (2011)
  • Keeping Afloat: What Happens When Jurisdictional Problems Occur (2011)
  • Special Resort Liability Issues (2011)
  • Trademark Enforcement – Stopping Counterfeiters At the Border and At Events (2011)
  • When Problems Arise: What to Expect from Consulates and Embassies (2011)

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Unions and Collective Bargaining

  • Collective Bargaining (2006)
  • Collective Bargaining in the New Economy: What to Expect at the Bargaining Table in 2013 (2013)
  • Key Legislation Regarding the EFCA (2009)
  • It’s not your Father’s Union Anymore – Union’s Focus on the Hospitality Industry (2005)
  • NLRA – Union Organizing (2009)
  • The Nuts and Blots of Union Organizing (2009)
  • The Union of a Union Campaign (2011)
  • Recent Developments in Unions and Collective Bargaining (2009)
  • Unions & Collective Bargaining in the Hospitality Industry (2008)
  • Union Organizing in the Hospitality Industry: A Report from the Front (2007)
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