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Robert E. Braun

Partner
RBraun@jmbm.com
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Direct: 310.785.5331
Main: 310.203.8080
Fax: 310.712.3331

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067

Assistant
Kathy White
310.203.8080 Ext: 6611
KL4@jmbm.com

Robert Braun's practice, spanning more than 30 years, focuses on corporate, finance, and securities law with an emphasis on emerging technologies, hospitality and business transactions.

At the Association for Corporate Growth's 2011 conference in Los Angeles, Bob Braun discusses how JMBM works with middle market companies to meet their unique challenges.

Bob represents clients in a variety of matters, including mergers, acquisitions, financing, franchising, licensing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and other corporate transactions. Bob's practice emphasizes new and emerging technologies, information technology, privacy and security, software development and licensing, and electronic commerce transactions. As a member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group, Bob represents clients in the negotiation of hotel and spa management and franchise agreements, the acquisition and divestiture of hotels, resorts, restaurants and other hospitality properties, hotel and hospitality workouts and turnarounds, and ongoing operating issues of hotels, spas, resorts and restaurants. Bob is also a frequent lecturer as an expert in technology and hospitality issues, and was the only attorney in the 2012 listing of SuperLawyers to be recognized for Information Technology.

Representative Experience:

  • Counseling a variety of companies, including Fortune 1000 companies, on breach notification requirements
  • Negotiation of licensing and service agreements for Internet-based software service programs
  • Negotiation of hotel management agreement for a portfolio of 29 hotels throughout the United States
  • Negotiation and closing of a foreign investment in a hotel fund covering 10 hotels in the Southeastern United States
  • Representation of a high technology manufacturer in a series of strategic acquisitions
  • Establishment of a hotel brand based on sustainable energy principles, including LEED certification
  • Negotiation of a five-star mixed-use hotel development project, including a hotel, condominiums, luxury residences, retail and office space in Dallas, Texas
  • Representation of the developer of a golf resort in Palm Desert, California

Education

J.D., University of California Los Angeles, School of Law, 1981

A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1978
with highest honors

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Associations

Editorial Board of the California Business Law News, a publication of the State Bar Business Law Section

Chair, 33rd Annual Securities Regulation Seminar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, October 2000

Chair, Business & Corporations Sections, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1997-1998

Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association; Cyberspace Committee, Banking Law Committee

American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Operation Hope, Inc.

Hurdle Jumpers, Inc.

Frequent lecturer on securities, information technology challenges, legal challenges facing emerging businesses, and hotel and hospitability issues

Executive Board of Judges, Moot Court Honors Program, UCLA

National Order of Barristers, UCLA

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Languages

Hebrew

Awards & Recognition

  • Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized as one of Los Angeles Magazine's Southern California's Best Lawyers, 2008-2012
  • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 2004, 2008-2013