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 by James M. Goldberg
How to Deal With RevPAR Challenges
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
Understanding a Hotel’s RevPAR Equation
Revenue Per Available Room, or RevPAR, is the measurement that controls whether the hotel sales department accepts or rejects a piece of group business.
Unraveling Indemnification
Many hotel and convention center contract provisions can be difficult to understand, even for an experienced meeting planner, but the most confusing language
Understanding Indemnification
Many hotel and convention center contract provisions can be difficult to understand, even for an experienced meeting planner, but the most confusing language
Liquidated Damages
When an organization cancels a meeting contract, computing the actual losses to the hotel's business can be cumbersome. And what happens if the hotel
The Lowdown on Intellectual Property
Ask Anyone to name the richest man in America, and they are likely to answer Bill Gates. The founder of Microsoft made his fortune not by owning land
Liquidated Damages
If an organization cancels a meeting contract, computing the actual losses to the hotel's business can be cumbersome. For that reason, most hotel contracts
Calculating Liquidated Damages
If a Company cancels a meeting contract, computing the actual losses to the hotel's business can be cumbersome
Tips on Privacy Protection
Recent news stories about the theft of laptop computers on which so-called personally identifiable information about individuals was stored raise the
More on Privacy Protection
Recent news stories concerning the theft of laptop computers on which so-called personally identifiable information about individuals was stored raises
Sarbanes-Oxley and Meetings
The requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, passed by Congress in the wake of the Enron and WorldCom scandals, apply only to companies that file
Sarbanes-Oxley and Meetings
Although the Requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, passed by Congress in the wake of the Enron and Worldcom scandals, are applicable only to
Sarbanes-Oxley and Meetings
Although the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, passed by Congress in the wake of the Enron and Worldcom scandals, are applicable only to
Seller's Market Means Tougher Terms
In case you hadn't noticed, it's a seller's market out there when it comes to the hotel industry. Following a nosedive after 9/11, the major statistical
Seller's Market Means Tougher Terms
It's a seller's market in the hotel industry. After taking a nosedive after 9/11, the major statistical measurements of hotel performance occupancy rates,

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