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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
Cliff Risman

Cliff Risman is a veteran real estate lawyer who represents companies that develop, own, operate and finance hotels and resorts around the world. As co-chair of the firm’s Hospitality & Leisure Industry Team and a member of the Real Estate Practice, Cliff is described by clients in the Chambers USA Guide as “very practical and always accessible.” Clients choose Cliff over competitors because he speaks the language and fully understands every aspect of their business – from securing capital, structuring deals and negotiating management contracts, to guiding clients through labor, tax, food and beverage and operational matters and disputes. Cliff represents luxury and boutique hotel and resort brands, operators and management companies, developers, private equity and other investors in their highest-profile projects. He understands how to best tackle the various agreements that arise in real estate law, he knows the hospitality industry and its unique business and economic issues, and he has guided clients through many complex matters and dispute resolutions. Cliff ensures that clients are protected, focuses intently on their broader business goals, and knows how, where and when to push to get the deal done as quickly as possible.

Law Firm of the Week
Foster Garvey

Foster Garvey PC was established through the combination of Foster Pepper PLLC and Garvey Schubert Barer, PC, in 2019. Foster Garvey is one of the largest firms based in the Pacific Northwest with six offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington, D.C., New York, Spokane, and Beijing. The firm provides clients, including several of the most influential and innovative companies, governments, and individuals in the country, with an extended national and international reach across the full spectrum of legal services. Foster Garvey attorneys are committed to providing clients best-in-class counsel and innovative, effective, and efficient service while remaining committed to community service, pro bono work, diversity and inclusion efforts, and a collegial and equitable work environment. The firm’s attorneys are consistently recognized for their deep industry knowledge and superior client service by prominent legal industry publications including Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA, and U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

Company of the Week
Global Guardian

Global Guardian is a provider of world-class security solutions, custom-tailored to the individual needs of its global client base. The company offers an integrated suite of best-in-class security services that help clients identify and mitigate the risks of traveling and doing business both overseas and domestically. Global Guardian’s management and advisory team is comprised of highly experienced former military special operations and federal law enforcement personnel and seasoned business professionals. The group’s diverse background ensures both a high level of subject matter expertise on the global security climate and the changing needs of businesses working and traveling internationally. Our local security teams are carefully vetted to assure integrity, capabilities, and compliance with all applicable international and local laws and regulations. Our due diligence process is the most extensive in the industry and includes strict insurance and employee screening requirements, initial and ongoing operational readiness and capability testing, extensive sustainment training, bilingual speakers and 24-hour operational capabilities; among other aspects.

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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.

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Introduction. Third-party delivery, in just a few short years, changed the face of the food and beverage industry as we’ve known it. Ghost Kitchens are, simply put, cooking facilities producing food and beverages only for delivery or take out. There is no dine in option. Pre-COVID, ghost kitchens were few and far between, created by ...
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