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Force Majeure: What’s It Good For?

Allison Rosenzweig and Stuart Newman published in the New York Business Law Journal

“Your client has a problem. He manufactures and installs heavy equipment for the power transmission industry. He has a fixed price contract to build, ship and install equipment to a Canadian power plant. The work at his factory was completed on time and on budget, but between the time of contract and delivery – which will require a caravan of ten tractor-trailers – the Department of Transportation issued new federal regulations governing maximum consecutive driving hours and minimum off-duty hour for long-haul drivers. As a result, shipping and delivery costs will be substantially higher, and due to a shortage of drivers, completion of delivery will take longer than specified in the contact. The client needs to re-negotiate shipping and delivery costs.”

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If you have any questions on this topic, please contact Allison Rosenzweig at arosenzweig@offitkurman.com or 347.589.8548.

 

 

ABOUT ALLISON ROSENZWEIG

arosenzweig@offitkurman.com  |  347.589.8548

Allison W. Rosenzweig concentrates her practice in business and transactional matters for a wide range of clients, including startups, closely-held businesses and national entities. Her experience includes mergers and acquisitions, equity financing, early stage investing, entity formation and governance, business divorce, the drafting and review of shareholder and operating agreements, supply and distribution agreements, entertainment agreements, licensing agreements, employment and consulting agreements and a wide variety of other general corporate and commercial agreements.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT STUART NEWMAN

snewman@offitkurman.com  |  347.589.8546

Stuart B. Newman has been engaged in corporate and securities practice for over forty years, focusing on corporate law, private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and capital formation through public offerings and private placements.

Stuart studies his clients’ businesses thoroughly and has made valuable contributions on a broad range of business topics such as joint ventures, product development, finance, investment banking, marketing and personnel. He has served as a director on the boards of both publicly-traded and privately held companies, contributing his unique combination of business acumen and broad legal experience.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

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