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Mr. Liebman

Bruce Liebman

Co-Managing Partner, Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP

Bruce S. Liebman is co-managing partner in the Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton offices of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP, experienced in the representation of international and domestic hospitality companies and casinos in the area of liability, collections and gaming issues.

Mr. Liebman has over 20 reported cases on jurisdictional, venue selection and forum non conveniens issues from Federal Courts across the nation. He also has more than 20 years of experience practicing in the areas of labor and employment law, representing management in hundreds of matters before federal and state agencies and in federal and state court.

Mr. Liebman has worked with dozens of EPLI, E&O, and D&O carriers in the representation of their insureds and works closely with clients to help them navigate the myriad of laws and regulations that govern the workplace, while defending them when necessary before agencies and in court. His practice includes defending medical professionals, lawyers, accountants, and insurance agents in malpractice and E&O claims. 

Mr. Liebman can be contacted at 954-302-2397 or bliebman@kdvlaw.com

Coming up in May 2019...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Corporate Social Responsibility

The hotel industry has undertaken a long-term effort to build more responsible and socially conscious businesses. What began with small efforts to reduce waste - such as paperless checkouts and refillable soap dispensers - has evolved into an international movement toward implementing sustainable development practices. In addition to establishing themselves as good corporate citizens, adopting eco-friendly practices is sound business for hotels. According to a recent report from Deloitte, 95% of business travelers believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives, and Millennials are twice as likely to support brands with strong management of environmental and social issues. Given these conclusions, hotels are continuing to innovate in the areas of environmental sustainability. For example, one leading hotel chain has designed special elevators that collect kinetic energy from the moving lift and in the process, they have reduced their energy consumption by 50%  over conventional elevators. Also, they installed an advanced air conditioning system which employs a magnetic mechanical system that makes them more energy efficient. Other hotels are installing Intelligent Building Systems which monitor and control temperatures in rooms, common areas and swimming pools, as well as ventilation and cold water systems. Some hotels are installing Electric Vehicle charging stations, planting rooftop gardens, implementing stringent recycling programs, and insisting on the use of biodegradable materials. Another trend is the creation of Green Teams within a hotel's operation that are tasked to implement earth-friendly practices and manage budgets for green projects. Some hotels have even gone so far as to curtail or eliminate room service, believing that keeping the kitchen open 24/7 isn't terribly sustainable. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.