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Mr. Croley

Daniel Croley

Labor and Employment & Litigation, Futterman & Dupree

Dan Croley advises primarily employers on all aspects of employment law with special emphasis on difficult terminations, drafting and implementing company policies, non-compete agreements, protecting proprietary information, and non-solicitation issues. His clients range from Fortune 500 to medium and small corporations. Litigation And Dispute Resolution: Dan has resolved numerous cases in mediation and litigated in federal and state courts, as well as before federal and state agencies. Preventative Counseling: Dan regularly advises employers on practical, in depth compliance with employment and labor laws, focusing on organizational and operational needs. Executive Representation: Dan also represents executives in negotiating and drafting employment agreements and in dispute resolution. Since 1991, Dan has practiced continuously in the area of labor and employment law. Before joining the firm, Dan was formerly a shareholder in Littler Mendelson's San Francisco offices, and was Of Counsel at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison's Palo Alto offices. Dan Croley is a graduate of University of Minnesota Law School, (J.D., Dean's List, 1991); a Member of State Bar of California, admitted in 1991 and is admitted in U.S. Supreme Court; 9th Circuit and the District of Columbia U.S. Courts of Appeal; and Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California, and Eastern District of Washington.

Mr. Croley can be contacted at 650-867-0197 or dcroley@dfdlaw.com

Coming up in November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.