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Jim Butler


1900 Avenue of the Stars, 7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
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Corporate Governance & Compliance, Corporate, Securities, Family Office, Broker Dealer / Investment, Regulatory & Enforcement
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Jim Butler

Jim Butler

For 30 years, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) has provided clients with results—successfully resolving cases, closing deals, protecting assets, and adding value. Many of the Firm's founding members continue to practice law at JMBM, which is now ranked in the American Lawyer's AmLaw 200 list. From our offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, we serve our clients' needs worldwide.

Clients are at the heart of our law practice. They come from many industries and their businesses reflect the full range of developmental stages. We are grateful for the trust and confidence our clients have extended to us throughout the years.

For us, excellence is a given. Our attorneys are highly skilled professionals who practice law with passion and integrity and provide our clients with outstanding service. Whether they need help to solve a problem or seize an opportunity, our representation of their interests is rigorous, intelligent and uncompromising.

We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can help you accomplish your objectives.


Jim Butler

Jim Butler is a partner, chairman of the Global Hospitality Group® author of, and a senior member of the Chinese Investment Group™. The Global Hospitality Group® specializes in representing owners, developers, and lenders. We have helped our clients as business and legal advisors on more than $60 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 1,300 properties all over the world. For more information, please contact Jim Butler at or +1 (310) 201-3526.

Jim is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE "hotel lawyer" and you will see why. He is frequently quoted as an expert on hotel issues by national and industry publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Hotel Business, Thomson Reuters, and Bloomberg News.

Jim devotes 100% of his practice to hospitality, representing hotel owners, developers and lenders. Jim leads JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®—a team of 50 seasoned professionals with more than $60 billion of hotel transactional experience, involving more than 1,300 properties located around the globe. Over the past decade, Jim and his team have assisted clients with more than 100 hotel mixed-use projects—frequently integrated with energizing lifestyle elements.

Jim and his team are more than "just" great hotel lawyers. They are also hospitality consultants and business advisors. They are deal makers. They can help find the right operator or capital provider. They know who to call and how to reach them.

Contact him at or +1 (310) 201-3526. For his views on current industry issues, visit


J.D., 1969, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley Order of the Coif, Editor, California Law Review, 1968-1969

A.B., 1966, University of California, Berkeley Great Distinction (highest academic designation), Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha

Practices Global Hospitality Group®, Real Estate, Distressed Assets & Real Estate, Chinese Investment Group™
Industries Hospitality
  • Member, International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC)
  • Founder and Seminar Chair, The Hospitality Industry Forum, 1991-present
  • Faculty, University of California, Los Angeles Extension
  • Faculty, University of Southern California, Advanced Professional Program
Awards &
  • Listed, Daily Journal's California Real Estate Deal Makers, 2011
  • Listed, Los Angeles Magazine's Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009-2012
  • Listed, Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer, May 2010


Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

State Bar of Nevada