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BURNET  – An attorney for the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association will give a short presentation on the hotel-occupancy tax Tuesday during the Burnet County Commissioners Court meeting

Justin Breigel, deputy general counsel for the association, will make his remarks at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Courthouse on the Square, 220 S. Pierce St.


The workshop is open to the public, but anyone representing local government, a chamber of commerce, a lodging facility, an area attraction, a festival/event or other organization or business involved in tourism should plan to attend, officials said.

Breigel will discuss hotel tax law, proper usage of hotel-occupancy taxes, best practices in funding local festivals and events and other subjects.

He will also answer questions.

Breigel earned his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2007 and holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin.  Prior to joining the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association in February 2008, he performed legal services for American Airlines, estate planning law firms and the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Prior to his legal career, he worked in banking operations management for Bank of America in Austin.

Austin-based TH&LA is the second largest state lodging association in the United States, serving more than 1,800 member-businesses by providing operational, technical, educational, marketing and communications services, in addition to governmental affairs representation. officials said.

At the association, Breigel handles legal and legislative issues, including local and state hotel-occupancy tax, hospitality law, regulatory issues, contract law, employment issues and more, officials said. Breigel also edits the association’s newsletter, Industry Update, and is active in handling the association’s legislative affairs.

For more on the presentation, contact Burnet County Tourism Director Teri Freitag at (512) 715-5278 or For more on the association, go to