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Jim Butler

Chairman, Global Hospitality Group
Rodeo Lending - Commercial & Residential Finance


Jim Butler is best known as the author of HotelLawBlog.com and one of the top hotel lawyers in the world. Just GOOGLE "hotel lawyer" and you will see why with his more than 30 years of practical, hands-on experience with hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, senior living, sports facilities, real estate and finance.

Jim devotes 100% of his practice to hotel owners, developers and lenders.

Jim is the Chairman of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® where he leads a team of 50 seasoned professionals with more than $68 billion of hotel transactional experience, involving more than 1,500 properties around the globe.

In the past few years alone, they have worked on more than 100 hotel mixed-use projects.

Jim and his team are more than "just" great hotel lawyers. They are hospitality consultants, business advisors and deal makers. They can help find the right operator or capital provider. They know who to call and how to reach them.

If you want to reach Jim, it is very easy. Just GOOGLE "Hotel Lawyer". The #1 spot will be him and his hotel law blog. It is a worthwhile resource to know about - a lot of free valuable information there.

Industry Expertise

  • Real Estate Professionals
    • Consultants and Advisors
      • CMBS
      • Workouts
    • Corporate Real Estate
    • Finance
    • Investment / Acquisitions
  • Other Professionals
    • Legal
      • Attorney
        • Real Estate
          • Hospitality
          • Capital Markets


Creating value for owners, developers and lenders for the hotels we touch.

EB-5 financing for premier developers. Hotel acquisitions and hotel sales. Hotel financing, hotel management & franchise agreements, labor & employment matters, litigation, ADA compliance and defense.

Chinese investment (inbound into the US)