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From development deals to management agreements, from food and beverage liability to labor and employment, and from claims management to anti-trust issues, the latest cases, trends and issues in …

From development deals to management agreements, from food and beverage liability to labor and employment, and from claims management to anti-trust issues, the latest cases, trends and issues in hospitality law, risk, safety, and security are up for exploration at the 12th Annual Hospitality Law Conference, February 10-12, 2014.

The Pre-Conference Workshops, including the Owner & Management Summit & Hospitality Insurance and Loss Prevention Summit on February 10 offers a full day of sessions on hotel and restaurant development, management agreements, risk management, legal compliance and loss prevention, and issues affecting hotel and restaurant corporate counsel.

The Hospitality Law Conference from February 11-12 includes general sessions on franchising and the always-popular hospitality litigation reviews. Also featured are break-out sessions in three different topic areas: Food & Beverage, Lodging, and Human Resources & Labor Relations.

For more information, please visit http://www.hospitalitylawconference.com

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  • 1. IN COORDINATION WITH:
  • 2. r ss rse ou ne ve e it re Se rt W on pe ce Ex rien pe Ex Supporting Law Firms and their Clients for over 25 Years We have extensive experience providing services to hospitality owners, lenders, servicers, investors and law firms Expert Witness and Litigation Support Vast experience assisting attorneys with hotel industry information, practices and analysis to support litigation involving hotels. That litigation experience includes operations, contracts, marketing, financial structure, mortgages and financial analysis among others. We have staff who are experienced in both courtroom and administrative hearings. Hotel Performance Analysis and Acquisition Due Diligence To improve performance or alert you to potential issues when purchasing On-site property visits to review revenue opportunities and expense controls Our goal is to maximize the hotel’s income and value Turn Around Consulting and Asset Management Court Appointed Receivership Management Business plan formulation Our Clients Have Access to All of HVS Workout strategy development Repositioning, brand search, selection and contract negotiation Capital investment analysis and monitoring Loan and Property Portfolio Consulting Portfolio valuation monitoring and note purchase due diligence Risk Evaluation and financial modeling On-property and in-market due diligence Managed over 45 hotels of all types and sizes, including resorts and boutique/ lifestyle hotels in REO or receivership for lenders, servicers, and insurance companies. We can provide you with one contact point for coordination of multiple services from other divisions of HVS in our 35 global offices such as appraisal/valuation, capital markets for new equity and brokerage services, design, renovation, repositioning coordination, and executive recruitment. Jeff Crowley | +1 305-582-8928 | JCrowley@HVS.com Kirby Payne | +1 401-625-5016 | KPayne@HVS.com HVSHotelManagement.com | HVSAssetManagement.com Superior results through unrivaled hospitality intelligence. Everywhere.
  • 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS 5 2014 HLC SCHEDULE 9 MEET OUR HOSTS 10 2014 HLC AGENDA MONDAY SESSION 12 DESCRIPTIONS TUESDAY SESSION 18 DESCRIPTIONS WEDNESDAY SESSION 20 DESCRIPTIONS 22 ACCESS THE HLC APP 25 OUR ALLIANCES 26 EXHIBITOR SPOTLIGHT T O DO: 4, 2014 SAVE THE DA TE: OC T OBER 13-1 GLOBAL C ONGRESS ON TRAVEL R ISK MANAGEMENT MORE INF O & T O REG IS TER: OM GLOBALC ONGRESSONTRAVEL.C #HLC14 - www.hospitalitylawconference.com - 2014 Hospitality Law Conference
  • 4. Greetings from the President and Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com It is my pleasure to invite you to the 12th Annual Hospitality Law Conference, including the Second Owner-Management Summit, held in Houston, Texas from Monday, February 10 to Wednesday, February 12. Since its inception, the conference has dramatically expanded in scope, uniting hundreds of industry executives and other thought leaders to break down silos and create cross-functional dialogues on the most pressing issues in the hospitality field. These exciting sessions are crafted to bring you up to speed and anticipate future issues to assist you in your performance. Our goal has always been to provide the industry with quality education on legal, safety, and security issues. We look forward to seeing you there. Very best regards, Stephen Barth Stephen C. Barth, President and Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com Houston, TX, United States sbarth@hospitalitylawyer.com About the Conference From development deals to management agreements, from food and beverage liability to labor and employment, and from claims management to anti-trust issues, the latest cases, trends and issues in hospitality law, risk, safety, and security are up for exploration at the 12th Annual Hospitality Law Conference, February 10-12, 2014. Who Should Attend Legal Corporate Counsel Private Attorneys Government Attorneys Compliance Officers Hospitality Law Faculty Law Students Operations Risk Managers Security Personnel Loss Prevention Personnel HSE Professionals IT Professionals HR Professionals Franchise Service Directors Food and Beverage Executives Insurance Companies & Brokers Claims Managers Finance - Accounting CFOs Accountants Controllers Comptrollers The Owner-Management Summit focuses on hotel development, management agreements, and the financial aspects of owning and operating a hotel; lawyers will learn the financial aspect of a development deal, and finance executives will learn about the legal aspect. The Hospitality Insurance and Loss Prevention Summit includes the following topics: Top 10 ADA Issues at Hotels, Restaurants, and Spas, Latest Hospitality Guest and Employee Claim Trends and Solutions for Dealing With Them, and Business Continuity – How to Plan for Surviving any Traumatic Event. Development Developers Lenders Asset Managers Owners Brokers Receivers Our sessions reserved for restaurant and hotel corporate counsel only, enable deeper discussions among industry thought-leaders concerning common challenges and solutions. The Hospitality Law Conference from February 11-12 includes general sessions on franchising and the always-popular hospitality litigation reviews. Also featured are break-out sessions in three different topic areas: Food & Beverage, Lodging, and Human Resources & Labor Relations. Please join us for this convergence of hospitality industry expertise for intensive education and exceptional networking. #HLC14 - www.hospitalitylawconference.com - 2014 Hospitality Law Conference HL
  • 5. Schedule At A Glance Monday, February 10, 2014 Pre-Conference Workshops including: Owner-Management Summit and Hospitality Insurance & Loss Prevention Summit 8:00 AM 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration Desk Opens Meet and Mingle Continental Breakfast Welcome Breakout Sessions: 1. Owner-Management Summit • Hotel Development & Finance • Management Agreements 2. Restaurant & Hotel Corporate Counsel Only Workshop 3. Hospitality Insurance & Loss Prevention Summit 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Luncheon 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Catered Break 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Wine Reception & Drawing for a $500 American Express Gift Card Social Networking Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:15 AM 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM • • • Registration Desk Opens Meet and Mingle Continental Breakfast General Sessions Catered Break Breakout Sessions: Food & Beverage Track Lodging Track Human Resources & Labor Relations Track 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Awards Luncheon and Presentation 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM Breakout Sessions Continue 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Catered Break 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM General Session 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Cocktail Reception & Drawing for an iPad Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:15 AM – 10:15 AM 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM 12:30 PM – 12:45 AM General Sessions Catered Break General Sessions Closing Remarks & Drawing for $500 American Express Gift Card You don’t have to wait until the 2014 Hospitality Law Conference and Owner-Management Summit to start networking. We encourage everyone to participate in our market-leading social media conversation. Take advantage of the opportunity to stay abreast of all the latest industry news and happenings while engaging in ongoing social dialogue with industry professionals and thought leaders. Get connected today by joining the conversation in the following ways: @Hospitality_Law Follow us on Twitter to receive the latest general industry news and updates. Don’t forget to tag conference-related tweets with #HLC14. Follow us on our new Owner-Management group to get in the conversation with hotel developers, owners, and management groups. Don’t forget to tag conference- related tweets with #OMS14. Hospitality Lawyer Like us on Facebook to receive conference updates and the latest industry news at http://facebook.com/HospitalityLawyer Hospitality Legal, Risk, Join the discussion on LinkedIn with industry leaders and peers on current hot topics at Safety & Security http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Hospitality-Legal-Risk-Safety-Security-922967/about and http://www. linkedin.com/groups/Hotel-Owner-Management-Coalition-3796202?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr HospitalityLaw See pictures from last year’s HLC on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/hospitalitylaw HospitalityLawyer Watch video from last year’s HLC on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/hospitalitylawyer #HLC14 - www.hospitalitylawconference.com - 2014 Hospitality Law Conference
  • 6. P E T R A R I S K S O L U T I O N S Presents THE INAUGURAL HOSPITALITY INSURANCE & LOSS PREVENTION February 10th, 2014 Omni Hotel, Houston Texas Hosted By PETRA & Liberty Mutual Insurance Co-Located with the Hospitality Law Conference For the first time, leaders in hospitality insurance & loss prevention meet to present information, strategies and industry best practices for the complex task of protecting hospitality assets. Hoteliers and owner/management companies will be shown ways to reduce risk exposures and how to manage exposures once they occur. Join us at the frontier of hospitality education & innovation. A Hospitality Insurance Update: What’s the Right Price for the Wrong Coverage? The Latest Hospitality Guest and Employee Claim Trends and Solutions for Dealing with Them Hotel Group Pays $365,000 to Settle a Harassment Lawsuit – Are You Covered? Lessons from Losses Top 10 ADA Issues at Hotels, Restaurants and Spas Business Continuity – How to Plan for Surviving any Traumatic Event For more information visit HospitalityLawConference.com Education Partners #HLC14 - www.hospitalitylawconference.com - 2014 Hospitality Law Conference
  • 7. JUST PUT IT ON THE COMPANY CARD…NOBODY WILL NOTICE. YOU’RE REALLY SHOWING OFF YOUR BEST ASSETS TODAY. THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT OVERTIME. I’M JUST WORKING OFF THE CLOCK. I NEVER WEAR THE SAFETY GOGGLES. THEY LEAVE A MARK. What you don’t hear can still hurt you. The things employees say when you’re not around can cause legal troubles for you. Fisher & Phillips provides practical solutions to workplace legal problems. This includes helping you find and fix these kinds of employee issues before they make their way from the water cooler to the courthouse. 866.424.2168 • www.laborlawyers.com • info@laborlawyers.com ATLANTA CLEVELAND FORT LAUDERDALE LAS VEGAS NEW JERSEY PHOENIX SAN FRANCISCO BALTIMORE COLUMBIA GULFPORT LOS ANGELES NEW ORLEANS PORTLAND TAMPA BOSTON COLUMBUS HOUSTON LOUISVILLE ORLANDO SAN ANTONIO WASHINGTON, D.C. CHARLOTTE DALLAS IRVINE MEMPHIS PHILADELPHIA SAN DIEGO CHICAGO DENVER KANSAS CITY NEW ENGLAND #HLC14 - www.hospitalitylawconference.com - 2014 Hospitality Law Conference
  • 8. MEET OUR HOSTS Hotel Development & Finance Chuck Bedsole - Alvarez & Marsal Management Agreements Kirby Payne, HVS Hotel Management Restaurant & Hotel Corporate Counsel Only Banks Brown - McDermott Will & Emery Hospitality Insurance & Loss Prevention Summit Todd Seiders, Petra Risk Solutions Food & Beverage Track Kendall Kelly Hayden, Cozen O’Conner Human Resources & Labor Relations Track Dana Kravetz, Michelman & Robinson, LLP Lodging Track Rick Barrett-Cuetara, Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP
  • 9. AGENDA AT A GLANCE Monday, February 10, 2014 - Pre-Conference Workshops 7:30 AM Registration Desk Opens 8:15-8:45 AM 8:45-9:00 AM Meet & Mingle Continental Breakfast - Sponsored By Garvey Schubert & Barer Welcome RESTAURANT & HOTEL CORPORATE COUNSEL LOSS PREVENTION SUMMIT 9:00-10:00 AM The Financing Environment Bill Sipple - HVS Jonathan Falik - JF Capital Investments Fundamentals of Management Agreements Maria Whiteman - Hyatt Albert Pucciarelli - MDM&C Non-U.S. Hotel & Restaurant Legal Considerations Daniel Marinberg & Philippe Phaneuf - Greenberg Traurig A Hospitality Insurance Update: What’s the Right Price for the Wrong Coverage? Doug Douthit - Petra Risk Solutions 10:00-11:00 AM Analyzing the Deal Rachel Roginsky & Karen Johnson - Pinnacle Advisory Group Emily Smith - RLJ Lodging Trust Deciphering Government Regulations (ACA, ADA, WARN Act) and Their Impact on Management Agreements Daniel R. Salemi - Franczek Radelet Andrew Robins - Akerman Kara Maciel - Epstein Becker Risk Management: Building a Defensible Claim with the Help of Your Employees Bruno Katz & Jennifer Arledge Wilson Elser Hotel Group Pays $365,000 to Settle a Harassment Lawsuit - Are You Covered? David DeMoss & Sharyn Maldonado - Petra Risk Solutions 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Owner-Management Summit (OMS) HOSPITALITY INSURANCE & Hotel Acquisitions Suzanne Amaducci-Adams Bilzin Sumberg Steen Petri - HEI Hotels & Resorts Sticky Issues Joseph Guay - Holland & Knight Aliza Johnson - Marriott Hotel & Restaurant Relationships Greg Duff & Ruth Walters - Garvey Schubert & Barer Rob Schnitz - Hyatt Top 10 ADA Issues at Hotels, Restaurants & Spas Mark Tudor - ADA Compliance Pros Hosted By: Alvarez & Marsal MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS Hosted & Presented By: Petra Risk Solutions 12:00-1:15 PM Luncheon & Presentation - Sponsored By Petra Risk Solutions and Alvarez & Marsal 1:30-2:30 PM CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS HOTEL DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE Hotel Development Anthony Campanelli - Deloitte Matt Walker - Lowe Destination Development Maria Whiteman - Hyatt Survey of Management Agreement Litigation Bryan Couch - LeClair Ryan Anthony Cavanaugh Steptoe & Johnson Defending the Alcohol Claim from Incident to Trial David Denney - Law Firm of David T. Denney The Latest Hospitality Guest and Employee Claim Trends & Solutions for Dealing With Them Todd Seiders - Petra Risk Solutions Scott Joslove - Texas Hotel & Lodging Association 3:00-4:00 PM Special Topics Jamie Crolle - P.A. Chip Ohlsson - Starwood Hotels Richard Sprecher - Aimbridge Hospitality Jonathan Falik - JF Capital Investments Mechanics of Unwinding the Owner-Management Relationship Cliff Risman - Gardere Wynne Jeff Holdaway - Marriott Phil Gosch - Brownstein Hyatt 4:00-5:00 PM 2:30-3:00 PM Catered Break - Sponsored By Holland & Knight Mixed-Use Projects Chuck Bedsole - Alvarez & Marsal Cliff Risman - Gardere Wynne Andrew Robins - Akerman Brian Belt - Duane Morris Branded Vs. Unbranded Carla Moreland - Wyndham San San Lee - Law Offices of San San Lee Tye Turman - Marriott Alex Cabanas - Benchmark Hospitality Preparing for and Responding to the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan Andria Ryan - Fisher & Phillips Lessons from Losses Steve Dieg & Stanford Brubaker Liberty Mutual Emerging Trends Roundtables Will Clair, James Eiler, Greg Duff, Angela de Cespedes, Bryan Couch, Ruth Walters Business Continuity - How to Plan for Surviving a Traumatic Event Steve Dieg & Stanford Brubaker Liberty Mutual 5:00-6:00 PM Cocktail Reception, Exhibitor Showcase and Prize Drawing for $500 AMEX Gift Card
  • 10. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Hospitality Law Conference 7:15 AM Registration Opens 7:15-8:00 AM & Mingle Continental Breakfast - Sponsored By Deloitte Meet GENERAL SESSIONS 8:00-9:00 AM Food & Beverage Litigation Update - Elizabeth DeConti - Gray Robinson 9:00-10:00 AM Operating in a Global Environment - Bhavana Boggs, Banks Brown & Veronique Lanthier 10:00-10:15 AM Catered Break - Sponsored By Gray Robinson 11:15-12:15 PM 10:15-11:15AM Human Resources & Labor Relations Track Hot Topics in the Food & Beverage Industry Elizabeth DeConti - Gray Robinson David Denney - Law Firm of David T. Denney John Merkin - IHOP I-9 Verification Process and Compliance Michelle Jacobson - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP Daniel Ramirez - Monty & Ramirez LLP Food Safety Issues Barry Parsons - Robson Forensic William Weichelt - Serv Safe Pop Culture Employment Law Kylie Tenbrook - Best Western International Lodging Track Anatomy of a Large Property/Business Interruption Claim Jared Zola & John Heintz - Dickstein Shapiro Jacob Parsons - The Claro Group Due Diligence in an Open Market Anthony Campanelli & Lisa Dane - Deloitte Veronique Lanthier - Marriott 1:45-2:45 PM 12:15-1:45 PM Awards Luncheon & Presentation Late Breaking Beverage Alcohol Regulatory News Vince O’Brien - Nixon Peabody 2:45-3:45 PM CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS Food & Beverage Track Airport Leases for Food & Beverage Operations Phil Colicchio - Taylor, Colicchio & Silverman Richard Heller - Legal Seafood Top 10 Employment Law Risks in the Hospitality Industry Dana Kravetz & Imran Hayat - Michelman & Robinson Vexing Issues in FLSA Claims Bruno Katz & Sherril Colombo - Wilson Elser The Future of Hotel Food & Beverage Operations Tom Posey - Faegre Baker Daniels LLP 13 Strategies for Improving Safety Edwin Foulke - Fisher & Phillips LLP 3:45-4:00 PM Catered Break - Sponsored By Michelman & Robinson GENERAL SESSIONS 4:00-5:00 PM Latest Trends in the Franchise Arena - Arthur Pressman - Nixon Peabody & Robert Salkowski - Zarco Law 5:00-6:00 PM Wine Tasting - Sponsored By Fisher & Phillips and The Claro Group Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Hospitality Law Conference 7:45-8:15 AM Meet & Mingle Continental Breakfast GENERAL SESSIONS 8:15-9:15 AM Top Topics - Arthur Chinski, Mark Cramer - Buchalter Nemer & Imran Hayat - Michelman & Robinson 9:15-10:15AM E-Discovery/Legal Holds - Megan Ferraro - Hyatt Hotels & Karen Hourigan - Redgrave LLP 10:15-10:30 AM Catered Break - Sponsored By Buchalter Nemer GENERAL SESSIONS 10:30-11:30 AM CCTV’s - Jerry Hamilton - Hamilton Miller, David Bender - Anderson Kill & Chad Callaghan - Premises Liability Experts 11:30-12:30 PM Top 100 Cases - Karen Morris - Monroe Community College & Diana Barber - Georgia State University 12:30-12:45 PM Closing Remarks & Prize Drawing for $500 AMEX Gift Card
  • 11. Monday, February 10, 2014 • Pre-Conference Workshops Hotel Development & Finance • Management Agreeme Deciphering Government Regulations (ACA, ADA, WARN Act) and Their Impact on Management Agreements 7:30 AM Registration Desk Opens 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Meet & Mingle Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Garvey Schubert & Barer Presented by: Daniel R. Salemi - Franczek Radelet P.C. Andrew Robins - Akerman Kara Maciel - Epstein Becker Green Presented by: Bill Sipple - HVS Jonathan Falik - JF Capital Investments This session will cover the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate (also known as “pay or play” penalties) in the management-owner context. It will include a discussion of the ACA’s controlled-group rules and how they apply to management and owners who may or may not be considered to be an employer. It will also include a discussion of how management companies and owners can protect themselves from surprises under the ACA, including employer liability for pay or play penalties, liability for new ACA fees, and responsibility for new reporting of health coverage information. The session will also cover hotel managers’ responsibilities under the WARN Act, and how hotel managers can effectively build protection against WARN liabilities in their management agreements. Finally, the session will tackle hotel owners’ and managers’ joint obligations under Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act and its corresponding federal regulations, as well as recommend best practices in addressing Title III in management agreements. After an introduction explaining what is currently available/achievable in both the debt and equity markets, learn: (a) how rising interest rates impact financing and transactions, (b) which markets are easy for financing and which are challenging, (c) the details of EB-5 financing, and (d) the return of the CMBS market. Hotel Group Pays $365,000 to Settle a Harassment Lawsuit - Are You Covered? Fundamentals of Management Agreements: Essential Clauses, Key Business Terms & Key Legal Challenges Risk Management, the relationship between EPL and other insurance policies, and EPL Insurance Coverage/Features are topics of concern that the presenters plan to discuss and provide practical solutions and best practices. 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM The Financing Environment Presented by: Albert Pucciarelli - McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Maria Whiteman - Hyatt This session tackles key business points and how they evolve in the negotiation process between the hotel owner and the management company. The interactive session will deal with twelve issues that are typically the focus of negotiation. We will set out each side’s likely opening position and discuss a typical and reasonable negotiated outcome for each issue based upon experience with modern management agreements, both branded and unbranded. The session is useful for development personnel engaged in deal-making at the “LOI” stage and the lawyers who will negotiate the “definitive agreements”. A Hospitality Insurance Update: What’s the Right Price for the Wrong Coverage? Presented by: Doug Douthit - Petra Risk Solutions Description Coming Soon Presented by: David DeMoss - Petra Risk Solutions Sharyn Maldonado - Petra Risk Solutions 11:00 AM -12:00 PM Hotel Acquisitions Presented by: Suzanne Amaducci-Adams - Bilzin Sumberg Steen Petri - HEI Hotels & Resorts Against the backdrop of a primer on the current acquisitions landscape, learn about: (a) types of hotels being acquired and the forecast for future acquisitions, (b) how legal issues and the current financing market are impacting acquisitions, (c) equity requirements for different assets, and (d) how branding impacts the acquisitions decision, financial returns, and the sales price of properties. Sticky Issues: Subordination, Non-Disturbance & Attornment, Cash Management Agreements, Comfort Letters, Mixed-Use Projects & Management Agreements Presented by: Joseph Guay - Holland & Knight Aliza Johnson - Marriott 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Analyzing the Deal Presented by: Rachel Roginsky - Pinnacle Advisory Group Karen Johnson - Pinnacle Advisory Group Emily Smith - RLJ Lodging Trust Karen Johnson, MAI, CRE (Director of Pinnacle’s west coast office) will join Rachel Roginsky, ISHC (Owner – Pinnacle Advisory Group) and Emily Smith (Associate Director- RLJ Lodging Trust) to discuss hotel valuation concepts. Hotel appraisals can be used for real estate transactions, loan documentation, and Tax Purposes. Hotel appraisals can also be the central component in hotel litigation (valuing a management contract for potential termination, bankruptcies). These experts will explain the different types of appraisals, how hotels are valued, and what types of appraisal reports are available. The presentation will explore some of the unique issues that arise in negotiating SNDAs, Cash Management Agreements, Comfort Letters and Deposit Account Control Agreements from the brand’s perspective and how to balance the needs of the brands with the requirements of the lenders. This presentation will also address the interplay between the aforementioned agreements and those that govern the relationship of manager and owner in a mixed-use hotel project, such as hotel management agreements and marketing and license agreements. We will cover which accounts should be pledged, whether or not the manager should attorn to a mezzanine leader, and which rights--if any--a lender should be granted under a residential marketing and license agreement. #HLC14 - www.hospitalitylawconference.com - 2014 Hospitality Law Conference
  • 12. Monday, February 10, 2014 • Pre-Conference Workshops ents • Hospitality Insurance & Loss Prevention Summit Top ADA Issues at Hotels, Restaurants & Spas Presented by: Mark Tudor - ADA Compliance Pros Everybody has heard about these drive-by litigants who file ADA access lawsuits against unsuspecting businesses. Well, you’re a target and you could be spending your valuable time, energy and money defending yourself. Let’s talk about ways to stay out of trouble and also enhance your guest experience. 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Catered Break Sponsored by: Holland & Knight 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Special Topics 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Luncheon and Presentation Sponsored by: Alvarez & Marsal and Petra Risk Solutions Presented by: Smith Travel Research STR, the recognized leader in hotel benchmarking and research, is a single source of hotel data covering daily and monthly performance, forecasts, annual profitability, pipeline and census information. Join Vail Brown for the “State of the Industry,” an indepth presentation providing insight into current hotel performance trends, a 2014 forecast and much more. 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Hotel Development Presented by: Anthony Campanelli - Deloitte Matt Walker - Lowe Destination Development Maria Whiteman - Hyatt Focusing on: (a) which markets are experiencing increased development activity and which are suffering from limited activity, (b) which returns developers are targeting, and (c) who the investors are in development deals. Survey of Management Agreement Litigation Presented by: Bryan Couch - LeClair Ryan Anthony Cavanaugh - Steptoe & Johnson, LLP The pendulum continues to swing, most recently in favor of owners in their on-going campaign for transparency, fairness, and contractual compliance by hotel operators. As branded hotel companies sold off real estate and developed their management fee revenue models in the 1990s, just as the economy put pressure on the shrinking bottom line being absorbed by hotel owners, trust eroded and lawsuits followed. The seminal decisions of that decade, ending with Woodley Road, set a new high water mark for owners, as operators were at risk for misconduct that was becoming commonplace. The next decade, however, saw the pendulum swing back to the operators. While owners were suffering financially in the wake of 9/11, and then the economic disaster at the end of the decade, operators were cleverly rewriting contracts and pressuring friendly legislatures to effectively authorize misconduct, without full or fair disclosure to owners. This session will discuss how owners in the second decade of the 21st century are turning once again to the courts, not arbitrators, to try to reclaim control over their hotels, reminding the branded operators that the interests of the owner, and not of the brand, are the cornerstone of their business. The Latest Hospitality Guest and Employee Trends and Solutions for Dealing with Them Presented by: Todd Seiders - Petra Risk Solutions Scott Joslove - Texas Hotel & Lodging Association Our intention here is to show you that there are several useful safety products on the market today that can help your employees work more efficiently and work safer. Reducing employee injuries will help you save money and improve your guest service. Presented by: Jamie Crolle - Private Attorney Chip Ohlsson - Starwood Hotels Richard Sprecher - Aimbridge Hospitality Jonathan Falik - JF Capital Investments After an introduction explaining the apparent decline of condo hotels, learn about: (a) the difference between brand-managed hotels and independently-managed hotels from ownership, transaction, and financing perspectives, (b) the impact of union labor agreements on hotel development, acquisitions, and finance, and (c) the developing situation with hotel company IPOs. Mechanics of Unwinding the OwnerManagement Relationship Presented by: Cliff Risman - Gardere Wynne Sewell Jeff Holdaway - Marriott Phil Gosch - Brownstein Hyatt The presentation will focus on the practical and mechanical aspects of unwinding management and branding relationships. This will include topics such as terminating and rehiring employees; the removal of signage and trademarked items; preparing a final accounting and reserving for claims; turning over and/or destroying books and records and confidential information; guest records; inventories; vendor and guest issues; and systems and software issues. The presentation will address these areas in a balanced fashion discussing ownership, operator and brand views on all matters. Lessons from Losses Presented by: Steve Dieg - Liberty Mutual Stanford Brubaker - Liberty Mutual The objective of the presentation is to focus on safety in the hospitality industry, discussing 5 year data trends on GL losses, slip and falls, and selected serious losses. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mixed-Use Projects Presented by: Cliff Risman - Gardere Wynne Sewell Andy Robins - Akerman Brian Belt - Duane Morris Moderated by: Embree “Chuck” Bedsole - Alvarez & Marsal Given the recent popularity of mixed use projects, learn how: (a) residential, retail, and commercial uses impact project feasibility, (b) hotel branding impacts these projects, (d) mixed-use components impact overall project returns, and (e) these projects impact both construction and permanent financing.
  • 13. Monday, February 10, 2014 • Pre-Conference Workshops Hotel Development & Finance • Management Agreements • Hospitality Insurance & Loss Prevention Summit 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Branded Vs. Unbranded Presented by: Carla Moreland - Wyndham San San Lee - Law Offices of San San Lee Tye Turman - Marriott Alex Cabanas - Benchmark Hospitality The panelists have extensive experience and expertise in negotiating “branded” (chain-affiliated), “unbranded” (independent), and third party management contracts from both a manager’s perspective and an owner’s perspective. They will share their insights on (a) considerations of an owner in determining whether its hotel should be chain-affiliated or independent, (b) characteristics and personalities of owners and projects that fit a chain-affiliated or independent profile, and (c) if chain-affiliated, whether to go with a chain or a third party management company. Panelists also will share their approach on negotiating management contracts and working with owners to optimize owner/manager relationship. Business Continuity - How To Plan for Surviving a Traumatic Event Presented by: Steve Dieg - Liberty Mutual Stanford Brubaker - Liberty Mutual The session will discuss crisis management and examining your own facility for how well prepared you are for ‘unforeseen’ emergencies. Also, being examined are aspects to consider in a vulnerability assessment and being able to translate those at your hotel. 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception Sponsored by: Trigild, Womble Carlyle, Shannon Gracey, K&L Gates
  • 14. Monday, February 10, 2014 • Pre-Conference Workshops Restaurant & Hotel Corporate Counsel Only 7:30 AM Registration Desk Opens 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Meet & Mingle Continental Breakfast 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Luncheon and Presentation Sponsored by: Alvarez & Marsal and Petra Risk Solutions Presented by: Smith Travel Research Sponsored by: Garvey Schubert & Barer 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Defending the Alcohol Claim from Incident to Trial Welcome 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Non-U.S. Hotel & Restaurant Legal Considerations Presented by: Daniel Marinberg - Greenberg Traurig Philippe Phaneuf - Greenberg Traurig Interactive discussion of the various issues and considerations facing owners and operators of hotels and resorts outside of the United States, including acquisition and diligence processes for owners, management agreement considerations for owners and operators, and common pitfalls of non-U.S. jurisdictions. Daniel Marinberg, Shareholder with Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office, will highlight structuring, employment, SNDA, governmental concessions, taxation, land ownership, and other issues critical to navigating foreign jurisdictions, and will offer a guide to the right questions to ask your local counsel. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Risk Management: Building a Defensible Claim with the Help of Your Employees Presented by: Bruno Katz - Wilson Elser Jennifer Arledge - Wilson Elser This presentation will examine how training employees to properly investigate, document, and retain evidence is the first step towards the best defense. No matter what their title, the words, actions and mistakes of employees can bind your company. Learn from real-life examples that preserving evidence in the right way will reduce your risk and help manage your bottom line. 11:00 AM -12:00 PM Hotel & Restaurant Relationships Presented by: Greg Duff - Garvey Schubert & Barer Ruth Walters - Garvey Schubert & Barer Rob Schnitz - Hyatt The hotel restaurant has undergone a significant transformation in the last 10 or so years, from an afterthought or an amenity to be provided to hotel guests, to a significant—some would say essential—factor in a hotel’s profitability. The presence or absence of a restaurant in a hotel affects its star or diamond rating, where experts place it when segmenting the hotel market and how potential guests perceive the overall value of a stay. Hotel operating companies and owners alike have started looking to outside restaurateurs to provide guests the unique dining experiences they are seeking (or, for that matter, any dining experiences at all) and restaurateurs have grasped the opportunity to enter into these kinds of relationships. We will be reviewing and discussing the most common forms of relationships between hotels and the hotel restaurants, including leases, operating/management agreements, consulting arrangements and franchises. Each structure has its legal and practical benefits and challenges from both the hoteliers’ and the restaurateurs’ perspectives; we’ll discuss the most significant of these, as well as some lessons from the field about what has and has not worked in this space. Presented by: David Denney - The Law Firm of David T. Denney Even the most vigilant food and beverage operation can come under fire from alcohol liability claims. Whether from a state licensing agency or someone’s nextof-kin, alcohol litigation is a very real danger to members of the hospitality industry. Training on proper policies and procedures is the first line of defense against claims, but occasionally incidents occur. Steps taken immediately following an alcoholrelated incident, such as the collection and preservation of physical evidence, recording employee statements, and public relations readiness, can make the difference between winning and losing a claim. David’s session will discuss policies and procedures critical to ensure safe service, and focus on what businesses serving alcohol can do to protect themselves between learning of an incident and the beginning of a court proceeding. 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Catered Break Sponsored by: Holland & Knight 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Preparing for and Responding to the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan Presented by: Andria Ryan - Fisher & Phillips In December 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission approved its four year Strategic Enforcement Plan intended “to focus and coordinate the EEOC’s programs” by adopting”national priorities.” The EEOC identified six priority areas— Eliminating Barriers in Recruitment and Hiring; Protecting Immigrant, Migrant and Other Vulnerable Workers, Addressing Emerging and Developing Issues,Enforcing Equal Pay Laws,Preserving Access to the Legal System, and Preventing Harassment Through Systemic Enforcement and Targeted Outreach. Through what it calls a “targeted approach,”the EEOC has indicated that charges of discrimination involving one or more of these priority areas will receive “first and highest priority” and “a greater share of agency time and resources.” This session will identify and explore the EEOC’s national priorities and guide hospitality employers and general counsel on how to reduce their risks and stay off the EEOC’s radar. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Emerging Trends Roundtables Presented by: Will Clair - Hamilton Miller & Birthisel James Eiler - Kaiser Swindell & Eiler Greg Duff - Garvey Schubert & Barer Angela C. de Cespedes Wenke - Akerman Bryan Couch - LeClair Ryan Ruth Walters - Garvey Schubert & Barer 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 15. Relationships. Resources. Results. We have the knowledge, experience and relationships to help you reach your business and personal objectives. We represent restaurants, hotels, clubs, golf courses, convenience stores, supermarkets, and other members of the hospitality industry nationally and internationally. Our attorneys, regulatory consultants, and other professionals handle mergers and acquisitions, litigation, licensing, license maintenance, regulatory compliance and enforcement, and other issues facing your business. Contact us to find out how we can protect your interests and secure your objectives. GrayRobinson’s Alcohol Beverage and Food Industry Team is Proud to Support the 2014 Hospitality Law Conference. Boca Raton l FoRt LaudeRdaLe l JacksonviLLe l key West l LakeLand MeLBouRne l MiaMi l napLes l oRLando l taLLahassee l taMpa 866-382-5132 l www.gray-robinson.com
  • 16. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 • Hospitality Law Conference General Sessions • Food & Beverage • Human I-9 Verification Process & Compliance 7:15 AM Presented by: Michelle Jacobson- Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP Daniel Ramirez - Monry & Ramirez LLP Registration Desk Opens 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Meet & Mingle Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Deloitte 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Food & Beverage Litigation Update Presented by: Elizabeth DeConti - Gray Robinson This annual presentation will provide highlights of the past year’s most notable litigation cases arising from the sale and service of alcoholic beverages and food. Among other issues, we will address dram shop and licensing-related issues on the alcohol side, and negligence, strict liability, and failure to warn on the food side. The presentation will identify litigation trends and defense strategies. In addition, we will look at the fact patterns from instructive cases and use them as teaching tools to discuss compliance and best practices for avoiding liability. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM With comprehensive immigration reform on the horizon, employers will need to address the potential impact of these changes to their workforce. Employers in the hospitality industry are especially vulnerable as work site enforcement is expected to increase and additional measures to implement mandatory E-Verify persist. In light of this heightened climate of enforcement, employers should understand the I-9 verification process and implement compliance programs to effectively manage the hiring and verification process. Likewise, employers must balance the use of verification systems against potential discrimination claims. This program will provide practical guidance to employers to ensure I-9 compliance, effectively handle I-9 inspections, and follow best practices to promote compliance. The program will also address proposed immigration reform measures as they would impact the hospitality industry. Anatomy of a Large Property/Business Interruption Claim Presented by: Jared Zola - Dickstein Shapiro John Heintz - Dickstein Shapiro Jacob Parsons - The Claro Group Operating in a Global Environment This interactive panel will examine the progression of a claim from the first days following a catastrophic event to the ultimate recovery of insurance proceeds. The panel will discuss key steps and decision points, explain choices and recommended action, and draw on lessons learned from recent experience following hurricanes, Thai floods, and the Japanese tsunami. This panel discussion addresses challenges facing global hospitality companies. The discussion will cover topics such as owner/manager relations, protecting your brand, compliance (FCPA, UK Bribery Act, anti-trust) with U.S. and local laws, and employment laws and practices. 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Presented by: Bhavana Boggs - Ritz Carlton Banks Brown - McDermott Will & Emery Veronique Lanthier - Marriott 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Food Safety Issues Presented by: Barry Parsons - Robson Forensic William Weichelt - Serv Safe In this session, the presenters will cover the 8 allergens that account for 90% of allergic reactions. The discussion will include what responsibility the industry owes to the public in identifying the presence of these key offenders, what the difference is between cross-contact and cross-contamination, how industry leaders are customizing menu options to meet the changing needs of their customers, and best practices for implementing allergen awareness training programs that make it all work. Catered Break Sponsored by: Gray Robinson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Hot Topics in the Food & Beverage Industry Presented by: Elizabeth DeConti - Gray Robinson David Denney - Law Firm of David T. Denney John Merkin - IHOP Join attorneys Elizabeth DeConti and David Denney as they, with John Merkin, SVP Operations and International -DineEquity, Inc., explore the need-to-know areas of Food and Beverage law for 2014. Covering such diverse topics as happy hour, social media, menu labeling and flaming drinks, this session will cover practice areas relevant to both outside and inside counsel of hotels and restaurants. Pop Culture Employment Law Presented by: Kylie Tenbrook - Best Western International Come learn how Lady Gaga violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, what Victoria’s Secret has to offer on religious accommodation, what Donald Trump should be doing in light of recent EEOC guidance, and much, much more. This will be a fun and interactive session, where we will discuss various current news stories, the employment laws implicated in those stories, and how those employment laws apply to your business. Due Diligence in an Open Market Presented by: Anthony Campanelli - Deloitte Lisa Dane - Deloitte Veronique Lanthier - Marriott Panelists will answer questions relating to potential owners screening for anticorruption risks prior to conducting due diligence, focusing on the red-flags in the diligence process and how to gauge different levels of diligence based on the ownership structure. #HLC14 - www.hospitalitylawconference.com - 2014 Hospitality Law Conference
  • 17. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 • Hospitality Law Conference Resources & Labor Relations • Lodging Vexing Issues in FLSA Claims 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Awards Luncheon and Presentation Presented by: Bruno Katz - Wilson Elser Sherril Colombo - Wilson Elser Description Coming Soon The vexing thing about human behavior is that when we say we know we should do something, we really and truly do know it.” -Jeff Kluger 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM The truly vexing issue is putting into practice what we know. Also even when one acts in good faith, new regulations or requirements occur. This presentation will address some of the unique and vexing aspects of the FLSA for hospitality and how to take steps to protect your company when audits, claims or complaints arise. Through the use of case law and scenarios, this presentation will address how hospitality can be less of a target for claims and foster and build a preventative strategy to avoid and defend against FLSA claims. Late Breaking Beverage Alcohol Regulatory News Presented by: Vince O’Brien The new reality in beverage alcohol trade practice enforcement is that the actual industry instigator of a commercial “bribe” or “pay to play” requirement will be penalized regardless of industry tier. The old general rule of “hold distributors and suppliers responsible”, regardless of who initiated the prohibited program, is changing. Retailers can no longer assume their suppliers will be held responsible for questionable or illegal “deals” they themselves initiate. We will explore the causes and retailer implications of revised trade practice enforcement policies. Top 10 Employment Law Risks in the Hospitality Industry Presented by: Dana Kravetz - Michelman & Robinson Imran Hayat - Michelman & Robinson This seminar will focus on key labor and employment legal risks facing the hospitality industry, including exempt status, on-call, off the clock, work and tips; misclassification of independent contractors; protection of confidential information; use of social media; employee screening and negligent hiring; retaliation and whistleblowers; immigration; minimum wage protests, labor relations, and union organizing; and more. Participants will receive practical advice on how to assess and manage risk in these areas. The Future of Hotel Food & Beverage Operations Presented by: Tom Posey - Faegre Baker Daniels LLP The combined effects of rising labor costs, nationally-focused union bargaining strategies, heightened restrictions on subcontracting and expanded successorship obligations have had a dramatic impact on hotels’ food and beverage department operations throughout the country. The new collective bargaining agreements implemented in major markets in 2013 have also limited, and in some cases eliminated, hotels’ ability to allow outside restaurants to operate in their facilites. This session will address the future of hotel F&B/restaurant operations in light of all these changes, with an emphasis on analyzing successful operational and contract bargaining strategies from various markets. 13 Strategies for Improving Safety Presented by: Edwin Foulke - Fisher & Phillips LLP If OSHA has fallen off your radar screen, it is time to put it back on. OSHA has adopted a more aggressive enforcement approach against all employers, no matter their size. Almost every week, OSHA announces a new regulation, policy change or enforcement initiative. At the same time, OSHA adds more inspectors, increasing the likelihood of an employer being inspected in a push for more citations and higher penalties. In addition, there is a continued shift away from OSHA’s emphasis on cooperative efforts. In this session, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. a partner with Fisher & Phillips’ and former Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, will provide the most current information on new OSHA enforcement-focused regulatory initiatives as well as an enhanced focus on whistleblower complaints. The program will review the essential elements of OSHA compliance and a cost- effective workplace safety and health program, with an eye toward preparing for increased civil and criminal enforcement, as well as the use of safety issues by unions and a growing group of whistleblowers. The webinar will explain how, when used properly, safety compliance can be a “profit center” and not another administrative cost while at the same time protecting your company’s brand/reputation. 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Catered Break Sponsored by: Michelman & Robinson 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Latest Trends in the Franchise Arena Presented by: Arthur Pressman - Nixon Peabody Robert Salkowski - Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Airport Leases for Food & Beverage Operations Presented by: Phil Colicchio - Taylor, Colicchio & Silverman Richard Heller - Legal Seafood This presentation will focus on airport locations which give rise to difficult problems, including unique lease terms, operational issues, construction-related issues, and the art of dealing with multiple landlords. This discussion will focus on current issues, trends and observations on franchising in the hospitality sector. 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Wine Tasting Reception Sponsored by: Fisher & Phillips and The Claro Group #HLC14 - www.hospitalitylawconference.com - 2014 Hospitality Law Conference
  • 18. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Hospitality Law Conference 7:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Registration Desk Opens Top 100 Cases Presented by: Karen Morris - Monroe Community College Diana Barber - Georgia State University 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM Meet & Mingle Continental Breakfast 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Top Topics (Wage & Hour Class Actions, Patent Trolling and Rate Parity) Presented by: Arthur Chinski - Buchalter Nemer (Wage & Hour Class Actions) Mark Cramer - Buchalter Nemer (Patent Trolling) Imran Hayat - Michelman & Robinson (Rate Parity) The presentation will include brief summaries of the top 100+ legal cases that impacted the hospitality industry in year 2013. The presentation will highlight the most interesting ones, as time will allow, with the usual format of one presentation and alternating between two speakers. 12:30 PM Closing Remarks Current state of Wage & Hour Class and Collective Actions relevant to the Hospitality Industry, including meal & rest, tip pooling, reporting time pay, split-shifts, standby/on-call, employee expenses (uniforms, slip resistant shoes, maintenance, travel time), seating requirements, pay cards, overtime exemptions, private attorney general actions (PAGA), and class waivers in Arbitration Agreements. Legislation and current trends in rate parity and patent trolling will also be discussed. 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM E-Discovery/Legal Holds Presented by: Megan Ferraro - Hyatt Hotels Karen Hourigan - Redgrave LLP We will discuss how employees react to receiving a legal hold notification and how implementing standard practices can ease the fear of companies and employees with regard to compliance. 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Catered Break Sponsored by: Buchalter Nemer 10:30 AM -11:30 AM CCTVs Presented by: Jerry Hamilton - Hamilton Miller & Birthisel David Bender - Anderson Kill Chad Callaghan - Premises Liability Experts The session will explore how the advent of CCTV (closed circuit television’s) has changed the landscape of hospitality and retail litigation and what every risk manager needs to know to protect their business from the legal pitfalls of CCTV. #HLC14 - www.hospitalitylawconference.com - 2014 Hospitality Law Conference
  • 19. Buchalter Nemer’s restaurant and hospitality clients include national restaurant chains, restaurant and hotel franchises, celebrity restaurateurs, private hotels, resorts, spas and golf courses, as well as sole proprietorship restaurants and hotels. Clients and Services include: • Restaurants • Aviation/Transportation • Food & Beverage • Hotels/Resorts • Business Formation/Corporate Issues • Intellectual Property • Labor and Employment • Real Estate/Development/Leasing • Private Equity/Investment Management/Financing • Solar/Alternative Technologies • Litigation • Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition • ADA Title III • Dispute Resolution • Taxation • Wage & Hour • Bankruptcy Contact: Chair of the Firm’s Restaurant, Food & Beverage, Hospitality Law Practice Group 213.891.5060 achinski@buchalter.com Arthur Chinski, Esq. Los Angeles Orange County San Francisco www.buchalter.com Scottsdale
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  • 21. Michelman & Robinson, LLP is proud to support the 2014 Annual Hospitality Law Conference We thank you for providing a continuous forum for hospitality professionals to gather and discuss common issues and challenges. Los Angeles Los Angeles Office 15760 Ventura Blvd, 5th Floor Encino, CA 91436 T 818.783.5530 F 818.783.5507 www.mrllp.com | New York | Orange County | Sacramento | San Francisco Michelman & Robinson, LLP is a dynamic law firm with offices throughout California and in New York. Our attorneys offer practical, strategic, cutting edge legal solutions. The Firm specializes in a wide variety of practice areas and industries, including Hospitality, Advertising, Marketing & Media, Commercial & Business Litigation, Construction, Corporate & Securities, Environmental, Financial Services & Bankruptcy, Health Care, Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Regulatory & Administrative, and Writs & Appeals.
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  • 26. WE’RE PROUD TO SPONSOR THE 2014 Hospitality Law Conference. We’ve acquired a taste for helping our clients achieve their business goals by staying abreast of the emerging opportunities and regulations in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. Be our guest and join us for the following panels. “Late Breaking Beverage Alcohol Regulatory News” February 11 at 1:45pm Vincent O’Brien, Partner “Latest Trends in the Franchise Arena” February 11 at 4:00pm Arthur Pressman, Partner 100 Summer Street | Boston, MA | 617-345-1000 nixonpeabody.com | @nixonpeabodyllp Visit us at franchiseblog.nixonpeabody.com
  • 27. Hotel - Travel - Continuing Education Hotel Accommodations & Travel Omni Houston Hotel Four Riverway Houston, Texas 77056 For room reservations, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI. The Omni Houston Hotel is centrally located in the prestigious Uptown Post Oak/Galleria area and is just minutes from all of the excitement that Houston has to offer. The Omni Hotel is just ten minutes by car from the central business district and thirty minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport or twenty-five minutes from William P. Hobby Airport. Daily Room Rate: $184 single / $184 double occupancy Cutoff Date: Monday, January 27, 2014 The hotel will release all unused rooms on the CUTOFF DATE set out above. You must make your reservations before this date in order to get the conference rate. When contacting the hotel for reservations, please identify yourself as a participant with the Hospitality Law Conference in order to obtain a room from the reserved block. Please do not send payment for accommodations to HospitalityLawyer.com. You can also make reservations online here: http://www.omnihotels. com/FindAHotel/Houston/MeetingFacilities/2014HospitalityLawC onference.aspx American Airlines is proud to offer a discount of 5% off their online published fares. Go to AmericanAirlines.com, choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting A6624AA in the Offer Code box. United Airlines is pleased to offer special discounts for your event. You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZRMC109608 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. Ground Transportation Global Ground Transportation www.globalgroundtransport.com (800) 750 7079 Town Car Service Elite Town Car 281-955-5450 Parking The Omni Houston Hotel features the following parking options: Valet parking (Daily: $15; Overnight: $26) On-site self-parking Blue Lot (First 20 minutes: Free; twenty minutes to two hours: $8; two hours to six hours: $12; Anything after six hours: $16; Overnight: $16 each night) Complimentary parking is available in the Riverway Garage Brown Lot behind the hotel (Levels 4 & 5). Things to Do in Houston The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau has provided a list of things to do at http://www.visithoustontexas. com/visitors/. Continuing Education MCLE We are seeking up to 18.0 hours (1 hour of ethics) of MCLE accreditation for U.S. attorneys. Please be aware that each state has its own rules and regulations, including its definition of “CLE”. Please call (713) 963-8800 for questions pertaining to the number of credit hours granted by each state two to three weeks prior to the program. If you need a Certificate of Attendance, please request one at conference check-in. HRCI SuperShuttle Book online at supershuttle.com and use Coupon code CSUU6 to receive a discount on your trip up to $10. Taxi From Bush Intercontinental Airport: $45 From Hobby Airport: $22 This program has been approved for 4.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. CPE HospitalityLawyer.com is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. #HLC14 - www.hospitalitylawconference.com - 2014 Hospitality Law Conference
  • 28. Conference Registration Options Comprehensive Package (February 10-12, 2014)- 2 1/2 days Includes Pre-Conference Workshops and Hospitality Law Conference presentations, Continental Breakfasts, Catered Breaks, Awards Luncheon, Wine Tasting Reception, and Cocktail Reception • • • Student: $399 Association/Educator: $849 Regular Registration: $1099 Pre-Conference Workshops (February 10, 2014) Includes Pre-Conference Workshops presentations, Continental Breakfast, Luncheon, Catered Break, and Wine Tasting • • Association/Educator: $449 Regular Registration: $599 Hospitality Law Conference (February 11-12, 2014)- 1 1/2 days Includes Hospitality Law Conference presentations, Continental Breakfasts, Catered Breaks, Awards Luncheon, and Cocktail Reception • • Association/Educator: $649 Regular Registration: $799 SPECIAL PACKAGES Pre-Conference Workshops + One-Day Hospitality Law Conference (Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11, 2014) Includes Pre-Conference Workshops and Hospitality Law Conference presentations; Continental Breakfasts, Catered Breaks, Awards Luncheon, Wine Tasting Reception, and Cocktail Reception • • Association/Educator: $749 Regular Registration: $799 One-Day Hospitality Law Conference Registration (Tuesday, February 11th, 2014) Includes Hospitality Law Conference presentations, Continental Breakfast, Catered Break, Awards Luncheon, and Cocktail Reception. • • Association/Educator: $549 Regular Registration: $699 Comprehensive Package Group Rate (February 10-12, 2014)- 2 1/2 days Includes complete Pre-Conference Workshops and Hospitality Law Conference presentations, Continental Breakfasts, Catered Breaks, Awards Luncheon,Wine Tasting Reception, and Cocktail Reception • A group consists of three or more people. 20% discount off the regular registration rates is applied to the third registrant and any additional registrants.
  • 29. REGISTRATION Register online at www.regonline.com/2014HospitalityLawConference Fax completed forms to (832)-383-6770 or e-mail jessica@hospitalitylawyer.com by February 8, 2014 1. Contact Information (please print) Name: Name for Nametag: Firm/Company Name: Title: Address: City, State and Zip E-mail: Phone: Fax: p Check here if you have any special needs (including food allergies) so we can make arrangements to accommodate you or call us at (713) 963-8800. May we disclose your contact information in the attendee list (name, company, title, address, phone, and e-mail only?) p Yes, with e-mail address p Yes, without e-mail address p No CLE Credit: Will you be applying for CLE credit? If so, for which states? ______________________________________________________________________ 2. Registration Pre-Conference Workshop including OMS & HILPS Hospitality Law Conference Comprehensive Package Tuesday, Feb. 11 - Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 Monday Feb. 10 - Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014 Association/Educator $649 Regular Registration (After 1/14/2014) $599 Early Registration (By 1/14/2013) $899 Regular Registration(After 1/14/2014) $799 Early Registration (By 1/14/2014) $499 Association/Educator $849 Early Registration (By 1/14/2014) $699 Association/Educator $449 Regular Registration (After 1/14/2013) $1099 Pre-Conference Workshops (Please indicate the primary Workshop you plan to attend. You may attend more than one Workshop at the conference). Hotel & Restaurant Corporate Counsel (Corporate Counsel only) The Hospitality Insurance & Loss Prevention Summit Hospitality Development Management Agreements Hospitality Law Conference Track (Please indicate the primary track you plan to attend. You may attend more than one track). Food & Beverage Lodging Human Resources & Labor Relations 3. Please confirm your attendance at the following events: Will you be attending the Luncheon on Monday, February 10? Yes No Will you be attending the Luncheon on Tuesday, February 11? Yes No Will you be attending the Reception on Monday, February 10? Yes No Will you be attending the Reception on Tuesday, February 11? Yes No 4. Presentation Materials Access our conference app for all Conference Materials Each registration includes access to conference app including presentations, all meals and breaks, and all evening events. Please indicate the email you would like to use to access our conference app. E-mail: _______________________________________________________________________@_____________________________________________ 5. Payment Information Master Card Visa American Express Check enclosed payable to HospitalityLawyer.com Card #: Exp. Date: Name on Card: Check Payments: Please send checks to HospitalityLawyer.com, 2450 Louisiana, Ste. 400-416, Houston, TX 77006. Cancellation & Refund Assistance Due to our conference venue commitments, conference registrations are non-refundable. Substitutions are always welcome (please contact us with the substitute’s name so we can have their materials ready). Alternately, the conference registration amount may be applied as a credit for any HospitalityLawyer.com conference within twelve months of the date of the conference for which the attendee originally registered. Questions? Please contact HospitalityLawyer.com at 713-963-8800 or email jessica@hospitalitylawyer.com.