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COVID-19: Forcing Businesses to Look at Force Majeure

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

New York City | March 29, 2020

Suddenly, the two most-often used words in the legal lexicon are “Force Majeure”, with business owners seeking advice from their attorneys as to whether the COVID-19 crisis changes performance obligations under existing contracts. Before the current pandemic grabbed the world, two Offit Kurman attorneys, Stuart Newman and Allison Rosenzweig, wrote a prescient article for the New York Business Law Journal, published by the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, titled “Force Majeure: What is it Good For?” Given the very topical interest in the subject matter, we are pleased to republish the article here.

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

ABOUT ALLISON W. ROSENZWEIG

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. Allison’s 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

Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing full-service law firms in the United States. With 14 offices in seven states, and the District of Columbia, and growing by 50% in two years through expansions in New York City and Charlotte, North Carolina, Offit Kurman is well-positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the individuals who own and operate them. For over 30 years, we’ve represented privately held companies and families of wealth throughout their business life cycles.

Whatever and wherever your industry, Offit Kurman is the better way to protect your business, preserve your family’s wealth, and resolve your most challenging legal conflicts. At Offit Kurman, we distinguish ourselves by the quality and breadth of our legal services—as well as our unique operational structure, which encourages a culture of collaboration and entrepreneurialism. The same approach that makes our firm attractive to legal practitioners also gives clients access to experienced counsel in every area of the law.

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