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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 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.