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Webinar: The Pandemic is Beyond Your Control – But Is It Force Majeure? | A Review of Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts
March 24 at 2:00 pm EDT
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
at 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
$25 NYSBA Business Law Section Members
$50 NYSBA Members
COVID-19 has startled us into a new reality. How can we, as lawyers, help our clients navigate through similar world-changing events and plan better for the future?
Attorneys from Offit Kurman are partnering with the New York State Bar Association to present a 1.5-credit webinar CLE to discuss Force Majeure in the world’s current pandemic state. The discussion will cover when a force majeure clause does or doesn’t include pandemics, best practices for drafting these clauses when are business losses from pandemics covered by business interruption insurance or liability insurance, real-world experiences, practical steps to take before a disaster strikes, and more.
ABOUT THOMAS PITEGOFF
Tom Pitegoff is an internationally recognized leader in the franchise field. He drafts franchise agreements and disclosure documents, obtains state franchise registrations and provides ongoing franchise compliance counseling services. He represents foreign franchisors in their U.S. business and U.S. franchisors expanding abroad.
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.
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 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 MICHAEL CONLEY
Mr. Conley is Co-Managing Principal of the Philadelphia office and the founder of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Practice Group. His broad legal experience includes insurance coverage litigation, and general litigation. He exclusively represents policyholders, including closely held, publicly traded, nonprofit, and municipal entities, with claims against their insurance companies. His insurance coverage law experience includes handling coverage actions on behalf of insureds relating to claim under general liability policies, bad faith claims, defense obligations, law and ordinance exclusions, crime coverage, employment liability coverage, and coverage for data loss and environmental liability.
ABOUT KELCIE LONGAKER
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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.