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Mr. Glincher

Andrew Glincher

Office Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Andrew Glincher focuses his practice on representation of institutional and individual owners, developers and managers of real estate, business owners, professionals and professional service firms, institutional lenders in lending, loan recovery and restructuring, and various parties in the negotiation and resolution of business and real estate disputes. He is well known for his problem solving and negotiation skills, including his ability to structure successful and creative resolutions to disputes of all types. Mr. Glincher has represented developers and owners of retail centers, hotels, movie theatres, office and industrial buildings and parks, utilities, restaurants, residential subdivisions, apartment complexes, assisted living, low to moderate income housing complexes, long-term care facilities and condominium projects, both locally and nationally. In addition, Mr. Glincher serves as an elected member of the firm's Governing Committee. Mr. Glincher was appointed a member of the faculty of Boston College, where he has taught a course in Real Estate Finance since 1988. He is a past president of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, Men's Associates and presently serves as vice chairman and member of the Center's Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Glincher serves as president of two low to moderate income housing facilities, on the Board of Directors of B'nai B'rith Senior Citizens Housing Corporation, as clerk and a member of the Board of Governors of Blue Hill Associates, Inc. (Blue Hill Country Club), and as a member of the Advisory Board of The Entrepreneurship Institute. He has served as vice president of the New England Realty Unit of B'nai B'rith and on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Center of Sharon (Temple Israel). Mr. Glincher is a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks and the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Glincher served as a member of the Town of Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. Glincher is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Glincher can be contacted at 617-345-1222 or aglincher@nixonpeabody.com

Coming up in December 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.