Perhaps “excite” is too strong a word, but the level of interest and excitement was palpable and real at the inaugural Georgetown University Law Center – American Hotel & Motel Lodging Association Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit. The event, hosted at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., drew over 150 hospitality, lodging and entertainment lawyers from both national and international locations, including a significant number of lawyers working in the in-house legal departments of the largest U.S. based hotel brands. The in-depth course materials covered a wide range of topics including the most recent current events and cases, financing matters, workouts and bankruptcies, management agreements and construction and design. The Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit not only provided attendees with a chance to network with their legal counterparts and peers, but also provided continuing legal education credits and enough time in each session for the panelist to delve deeply into the legal issues at hand which resulted in complex and interesting discussions among the panelists and the attendees. The event, and the many conversations and discussions among the attendees served as an important reminder of how quickly things happen in the hotel business and the value in remaining current of legal topics as well as business topics. You can click on this link to see the Program Agenda.