James M. Goldberg

James M.
Goldberg

Attorney, Goldberg & Associates, PLLC

jimcounsel@aol.com

James Goldberg reviews and negotiates more than 150 client contracts with hotels, convention centers, and other service providers each year at his practice focused on trade association and professional societies, independent meeting and event planners, and other providers servicing the association and event communities. He is author of The Meeting Planner's Legal Handbook and was a member of the legal advisory council and contract panel for the Convention Industry Council's APEX initiative. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Articles
Why Not Renegotiate? 
Reworking a signed contract is possible—if the hotel is willing.
Why Not Renegotiate? 
With the U.S. lodging industry in the midst of one of the deepest recessions in its history, and the number of meetings declining dramatically, it's not
How to Avoid Disputes 
One frequently overlooked provision of a meeting contract is the clause dealing with dispute resolution the procedure to be followed when one of the parties
Legal Basics for International Religious Meetings 
When it comes to meetings with multinational attendees whether held in the United States or elsewhere logistics are everything. Foreign currencies, visas,
James Goldberg on how to prevent intellectual property theft 
If you are planning what you regard as a unique event, are the details of its execution confidential? If you are an independent planner responding to
International Meetings Savvy 
When it comes to meetings with multinational attendees whether held in the U.S. or elsewhere logistics are everything. Foreign currencies, visas, contract
Resolving Contract Disputes for Meetings 
Many of the decisions regarding how to resolve a disagreement can be settled at the contract stage.
Legal Ease: Quiet Enjoyment Is a Right 
In real estate terms, the right to be left free of interference is called quiet enjoyment. By the same token, event attendees have the right to expect
Don't Mess With the Law 
A well-drafted contract can allocate most risk and responsibility between planners and venues, but one area that generally can't be negotiated is the
On the Law: How to Settle a Dispute 
Legal columnist James M. Goldberg advises that decisions on how to resolve a disagreement can be settled at the contract stage.
Legal Ease: In the Case of a Dispute 
One of the more frequently overlooked provisions of a meeting contract is the clause dealing with dispute resolution the procedure to be followed when
Keep It Confidential 
A legal expert’s tips for preventing intellectual property theft.
Prevent intellectual property theft 
If you are planning what you regard as a unique event, are the details of its execution confidential?
Tackling the RevPAR Equation 
In the hotel industry, a key financial measure of a property's performance is Revenue Per Available Room, or RevPAR. That's the amount of money that each
On the Law: The Tangle of Hotel Ownership 
With nearly three-quarters of all hotels in the United States operating as franchises and most hotel buildings owned by someone other than the hotel operator,

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