Jeffrey Goldstein has been working as a franchise attorney in the franchise and distribution niche for over three decades. Jeff and the Goldstein Law Firm, by choice, do not represent franchisors or suppliers; they only represent franchisees and dealers because they believe representing franchisors, especially in the litigation context, is directly harmful to your status and position as a franchisee or dealer.
Jeff prepared a FREE download exclusively for the Lodging Leaders community. His guide, the Top Ten Worst Provisions in a Franchise Agreement, goes even deeper into some of the concepts we discussed. To get the most out of this episode, download the guide.
If you are in the process of performing your due diligence on a franchise opportunity, you are probably struggling to comprehend the seemingly-unending legalese in the franchise agreement. You owe it to yourself to understand the implications of that agreement, and this interview is a great start at understanding terminology, concepts, and pitfalls that could have a direct impact on your business.
Jeffrey M. Goldstein
Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC
1629 K St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 293-3947
Fax: (202) 315-2514
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the lodging industry to rethink health and wellness. Designers such as Blanche Garcia of B. Garcia Designs see this as an opportunity for hotels to revise their messaging beyond clean and safe by introducing wellness products and programs they can market and attract guests who want to feel good during their stay and return home feeling better than when they left. Those who promote healthy buildings as well as safe travel are exploring how implementing elements of wellness can be a cure for hotel businesses struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn. This report is part of Long Live Lodging’s ongoing coverage of the coronavirus crisis and its impact on the hotel industry.
She Has a Deal, a program that promotes women as hotel owners, last month minted several new investors through its inaugural pitch competition. Long Live Lodging examines what it took for the three women who comprise the team called Datcher to win the top prize of $50,000 in equity in a fund that would include their $27.4 million project proposed for downtown Detroit. Two additional projects proposed during the competition were selected to benefit from She Has a Deal’s first investment fund. Datcher’s winning formula as well as the other project proposals can be emulated as hotel developers and investors search for ways to fund upcoming projects that reduce investors’ risk while delivering a healthy return as the lodging industry navigates its way through the business downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.