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HospitalityLawyer.com® converges legal, safety, and security solutions for the hotel, food and beverage, private club, meeting, event, and corporate travel industries.

We are a worldwide network of attorneys that focus on hospitality, travel and tourism issues; a marketing conduit for suppliers of legal, safety and security solutions to reach hospitality developers and operators in need of those solutions; we mitigate critical incidents, injuries, litigation and liability within the hospitality industry, in the U.S. and abroad by facilitating the creation, collection, and dissemination of legal, safety and security information, products and services.

WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

Attorney of the Week
Greg Duff

Established hospitality industry advisor, Greg Duff is part of Foster Garvey’s Hospitality, Travel & Tourism group. With experience in hospitality development, hotel management and operations, franchising, sales and marketing, distribution and licensing, Greg brings a unique perspective to each engagement. He formerly served as Vice President of Development and General Counsel to Columbia Hospitality, Senior Corporate Counsel (Real Estate/Regulatory) at the Webvan Group (formerly HomeGrocer.com) and Assistant General Counsel for Starwood Hotels and Resorts (formerly The Westin Hotel Company). Greg is based in Seattle, Washington. Greg Duff founded and chairs Foster Garvey’s national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism group. His practice largely focuses on operations-oriented matters faced by hospitality industry members, including sales and marketing, distribution and e-commerce, procurement and technology. Greg also serves as counsel and legal advisor to many of the hospitality industry’s associations and trade groups, including AH&LA, HFTP and HSMAI.

Law Firm of the Week

GrayRobinson

Our mission is to apply our legal, lobbying, and regulatory backgrounds and skills in ways that enable our clients to define and achieve their goals while supporting our communities as a matter of mission as well as passion. We do this while honoring and continuing an established tradition of serving our clients and communities through the cultivation of relationships based upon respect, loyalty, and integrity. GrayRobinson is a full-service law and government consulting firm with 15 offices in Florida and Washington, D.C. Our attorneys, lobbyists, and consultants provide legal and government affairs counsel to Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, developers, entrepreneurs, and individuals in Florida and throughout the Americas. We are at the forefront of emerging legal, legislative, regulatory, and market trends and we work closely with clients to help them identify opportunities, overcome challenges, and accomplish their business objectives.

Company of the Week
Ankura

Where industries, disciplines, technologies, and trends intersect and when transformational moments and events overlap – Ankura is there. We spring into action, putting our world-class expertise to work – developing and executing creative, end-to-end solutions, and providing the expertise and skills our clients need at critical moments. Integrating seamlessly across our firm, we bring every applicable resource to each challenge – supercharging our ability to protect, create, and recover value for our clients. By analyzing data and trends, navigating events, and delivering expert support, we provide a strategic anchor for our clients when they need it the most. Our multidisciplinary expertise comes together with efficiency and speed, allowing us to generate solutions in real-time. You will recognize the difference from the start. You will be exposed to all of the people at our firm that can help you. Our team of cross-industry, cross-disciplinary experts and advisors is right there with you – listening, learning, and charting your next steps to success. Our collaborative model is how we quickly adapt, innovate, shift paradigms, develop game-changing ideas, and deliver results. Experts in motion. Advisors in action. Keeping you ahead.

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FROM OUR CONVERGE BLOG
Our CONVERGE BLOG focuses on legal, safety, and security challenges for Hospitality, Travel, Travel Vendors and Corporate Travel Buyers as individuals and businesses.
Our blog features exclusive content from our contributors, who collectively represent the full spectrum of hospitality law, risk management and comprehensive duty of care solutions.

Airline Passenger Etiquette: Making Travel Easier with Courtesy and Respect

As airlines cut back on flights and people carry on more baggage due to the charges imposed on checked baggage, it’s more important than ever that we remind ourselves that we are only one person on a flight of many. It would help all of us to cope better if we acted with courtesy and ...
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Voting Invitation for The Top 30 Hospitality Gurus 2022 list

Hello, We are excited to inform you that Global Gurus will be tabulating their 2022 rankings for The Top 30 Hospitality Gurus in December 2021 and our founder, Stephen Barth, currently ranked #16, is in contention again. If you are unfamiliar, Global Gurus is a research organization which seeks to identify remarkable leaders who make ...
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Travel Safety & Security (Especially for Women)

Traveling is often a fun and enchanting experience which can distract you from the potential dangers that come with it. Similarly, if you often travel for business, the repetition or tediousness of travel can desensitize you to the risks. For some, however, travel safety is always at the forefront of their minds. This can be ...
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What Hospitality Operators Need to Know About Planned Workplace Vaccine Mandates

Many businesses were already implementing vaccine mandates, especially with the onset of the Delta Variant, and now the trend will be further accelerated with President Biden announcing plans to mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require employees to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly earlier this month. The following video ...
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