JMBM Is One Of 20 Hottest Law Firms In The U.S. Per The NLJ's Latest List

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The NLJ's Midsize Hot List

The National Law Journal (NLJ) published its Midsize Hot List this week, and we are pleased that Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP was included as one of only 20 firms selected.

How the selection process works

In its national survey, the NLJ judged firms by how they stood out from their competition, what made them distinct in terms of organization and operations, and by the key matters the firm handled for clients in 2011. As part of that process, the NLJ's researchers contact the firm's clients for their input.

According to the National Law Journal, the 20 law firms that comprise its 2012 Midsize Hot List "are good at what they do, but they're also good at how they do it".

Known globally for hospitality

In its profile of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM), the National Law Journal noted that the firm has many successful practices in industry niches, being best known globally for its Global Hospitality Group®. Particular note was also made of the related activities of our Chinese Investment Group® in both EB-5 and inbound investment from China.

At JMBM, we believe that clients benefit from industry specialization. When a lawyer has deep experience in an area, you are almost certain to get a better outcome. Not only that, you will get it faster, cheaper, and with less risk. I have always reminded our clients -- hotel owners, developers and capital providers -- that hotels are NOT just real estate. Hotels are complex operating businesses, integrally intertwined with special-purpose real estate. So when you have an important hotel matter, why would you go to a just a real estate lawyer? You need a hotel lawyer!

What our clients think

It's always nice to be recognized for one's work but, for me, it was most gratifying to read the comments made during the reference checking by Warren Ernst, senior city attorney for the city of Dallas, for which our hotel lawyers conducted a request for proposal -- using JMBM's HMA Pro" approach -- for hotel brands to manage its large convention center hotel. (We assisted in the selection process and then negotiated a "qualified...

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