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As a follow up to his excellent presentations at the recent hospitality forums hosted by Garvey Schubert Barer’s Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Practice Group, Gregg Rodgers offered to prepare today’s post on the often discussed, but horribly misunderstood, EB-5 program. Gregg...
Garvey Schubert Barer’s Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Practice Group, in conjunction with program sponsors and presenters, recently hosted two morning Hospitality Forums in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. The forums were designed for hotel owners, developers, investors and...
Our newest post comes from my Portland, Oregon colleague and partner, Joy Ellis. For those of you who have not met Joy, Joy serves as the Portland Chair of our Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Practice Group. She also has over 15 years of legal experience in...
This week’s post comes to us from Jennifer Bragar. Jennifer is a member of our Portland office’s land use and real estate team. Thank you Jennifer for this week’s post – a great set of practical recommendations for any hotel owner or operator considering a rooftop...
Our newest post comes from a member of our Portland litigation team, Kathryn Ball, who prepared this post as a follow up to our earlier post on Washington menu labeling requirements. Thank you Kathryn. Two major changes are on the horizon for Oregon diners and restaurateurs—one...
As you have likely read in the past months, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) recently adopted a new rule requiring almost all employers, including those with non-unionized workplaces, to post a Notice advising employees of certain rights provided to them under the...
Days 2 and 3 at this year's ALIS conference were filled with numerous highlights, including a very well attended presentation (or should I say, political commentary) in the Nokia Theater by "the Donald" himself, Mr. Donald Trump. Days 2 and 3 were also filled with hundreds of...
It has been reported that the producers of the conference this year were torn between an exclamation point and question mark in the program title As you can see, the optimistic decision was made to include an exclamation point. As I explain below, I tend to agree with that...
Room Key, a brand new player in the on-line hospitality market, launched in beta on January 11, 2012 to some excitement and some hard questions. Room Key is a joint venture among six U.S.-based hotel chains—Choice Hotels International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels*, InterContinental Hotels,...
This week’s post comes from Hospitality Team member Mike Brunet (Employment and Litigation), as a follow-up to his January 21, 2011 post on revisions to the public accommodations sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mike recently presented on these revisions to the Seattle...