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Legal Concerns in the Hospitality Industry During COVID and Beyond
March 23 at 12:00 pm EDT
The hospitality industry was hit hard by COVID-19.
The sharp decline in travel put a strain on hotels,
and with cities in lockdown, restaurants had to
pivot to stay afloat.
In hindsight, some hotels and restaurants could have been
better protected, legally, to get them through to the other
side of the pandemic.
Join Offit Kurman Real Estate and Business Law and Transactions attorneys for a free one-hour webinar on how to safeguard your business from another global catastrophe.
Discussion will include:
Overlooked Issues and Concerns in the Letter of Intent and Purchase Sale Agreement
Post Closing Protections
Landlord Tenant Relationships
Liquor Licenses - Existing, Transfers, New
ABOUT KELCIE LONGAKER
Ms. Longaker’s primary areas of concentration include general corporate advising, administrative hearings, and state and federal appellate litigation. She advises start-ups and small businesses during all stages of the business’s life-cycle. She regularly drafts organizational documents, reviews commercial leases, negotiates franchising agreements, and assists with the sale of corporate entities. Ms. Longaker represents many businesses that require liquor licenses, including restaurants, package goods stores, agricultural producers, and manufacturers. She represents clients before county agencies in their applications for new licenses, transfers of existing licenses, or defense of challenged licenses. She also handles land use and zoning matters, real property transactions, and homeowners’ association matters.
ABOUT STUART NEWMAN
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. Mr. Newman studies his clients’ businesses thoroughly and has made valuable contributions to 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. For example, Mr. Newman was selected by the secured lenders of one of the largest commercial laundries in the New York metropolitan area to serve on the Company’s Board as its sole director to guide the Company successfully through a sale of its assets during a Chapter 11 Reorganization Proceeding.
ABOUT AVI SOMMER
Mr. Sommer has significant experience representing hotel developers and operators in all aspects of the hospitality industry. He has represented clients in the purchase and sale of hotel properties, as well as the negotiation and closing of construction and acquisition loans and mezzanine financing for existing hotels and the development of new hospitality properties, including environmentally contaminated land in the Brownfields program. He also represents shopping center owners, handling the purchase and financing of their commercial properties, as well as negotiating commercial retail, office, and restaurant leases. Finally, Mr. Sommer ’s practice also includes representing clients in the sports and higher education industries with regards to intellectual property licensing transactions and other commercial contracts as well as Title IX consultation with regards to sexual misconduct allegations.
ABOUT ERIC TUCKER
Mr. Tucker has significant experience representing hotel developers and operators in all aspects of the hospitality industry. He has represented clients in the purchase and sale of hotel properties, as well as the negotiation and closing of construction loans for the development of new hospitality properties. He also represents several large regional franchisees of a national fitness chain, handling both their commercial lease transactions and the purchase and sale of franchise locations. Mr. Tucker additionally represents shopping center owners, handling the purchase and financing of their commercial properties, as well as negotiating commercial leases for tenants of those shopping centers. Finally, Mr. Tucker’s practice also includes representing clients in mergers, acquisitions, venture capital investments, intellectual property licensing transactions and other commercial contracts.
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
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