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Ms. Moore

Marky Moore

Founder, Capital Review Group

Marky Moore, Founder of Capital Review Group with offices in Irvine, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Seattle, WA. Marky is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor and an Accredited Professional for the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP/BD&C) and has a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED rating system.

Ms. Moore works with engineers and architects on one hand, and CPAs and tax advisors on the other, to achieve the maximum Federal Tax deductions for a building's energy efficiency and depreciation. She started CRG in 2004 to provide critical tax and specialty services to professional advisors, clients and institutional partners. The company offers services in several major areas: Cost Segregation, Tangible Property Regulations, Certification for Section 179D, business tax credits, and specialty construction/engineering consulting.

Ms. Moore is a featured speaker in the industry and has authored articles for major industry publications. She is formerly a sponsor of continuing education credits with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. She has an undergraduate degree in Business and Environmental Studies and attended law school in Southern California.

Ms. Moore can be contacted at 877-666-5539 or crginfo@capitalreviewgroup.com

Coming up in December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.