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
Bijal Patel, 31, is CEO of Coast Redwood Hospitality and the youngest chair of the California Hotel & Lodging Association. He’s made even more history at CHLA by agreeing to serve an unprecedented second term as the lodging industry emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Patel is a third-generation hotelier. Being so steeped in hospitality at such a young age is not new for members of the Indian American hotelier community, but Patel fears the pandemic has drained the industry of emerging talent. Lodging Leaders spotlights Patel, who represents a leadership demographic that is fighting for the life of the hospitality industry as they watch their peers veer toward other career paths.
Many hotels these days have made room for guests with disabilities. Hotel managers and staff should also know what the Americans with Disabilities Act says about accommodating guests with pets. During the pandemic lockdowns, a lot of people added a pet to their household and now they’re bringing Fido along on vacation. Hotel employees need to know how to cater to both consumers who are pet owners as well as guests who travel with a trained service animal. Episode 329 of Lodging Leaders podcast reports on how the ADA defines a service animal and how a hotel is legally obligated to serve a guest who comes with a dog or any other animal.