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Contract Preparedness In Any Situation – Frustration of Purpose and Force Majeure

January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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With the rise of the COVID Pandemic, closings and cancellations have been rocking the entire Hospitality Industry.  While it’s always best for Event Planners to try to work out acceptable arrangements with their Venues, sometimes cancellations or postponement of Events will have to happen.  What clauses can you include in your Event Agreement that will help improve your ability to cancel or postpone/reschedule your Event with the Venue? 
1. What is the legal concept of Frustration of Purpose and how can you make it apply to your Event Agreement?
2. What makes for an effective Force Majeure section in your Agreement and how is Force Majeure interpreted by the Courts if your Agreement doesn’t have any language to cover it?
3. How can Frustration of Purpose and Force Majeure be used together to better support cancellation of your Event Agreement?
4. What is Assumption of Risk and how does it apply to attendees coming to your event?
5. How can compliance or noncompliance with Municipal, State and/or Federal Pandemic guidelines/ordinances including sanitation or safety protocols impact your Event and how can you account for compliance in your Event Agreement?

This webinar is part of a series of three that will address contracting questions and concerns for anyone who plans/manages events of any type and size. Attendees can expect to walk away with a true understanding of contract preparedness in the new normal that we face today.  You can register for one, two, or all three webinars based on which topic is most interesting and useful to your business case.  Other dates are January 12 and 14.

Presented by William Bruce Cox, VP Business Development & General Counsel for Cox Event Consultation Services LLC.





January 19
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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