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What You Don’t Know, But Need to Know, About Hotel Investments in 2021 (02/02/2021)

Program Number: 3108 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Yariv C. Ben-Ari, Esq., Jonathan Falik, Esq.

This session is intended to present a practical approach to understanding basic hotel industry financial terminology, definitions, and applications. The package includes debt terms, equity terms and investment terms and issues. Speakers will discuss the critical legal issues in the purchase and sale of a hotel property, considering the unique aspects of this asset class. The program will focus on seller representations and warranties, key contract provisions in the purchase and sale agreement, and retention or termination of the hotel management/franchise affiliation. The program will also address the significance of the terms of the hotel management agreement. The presentation will relate to the current hospitality environment in Q1 2021.

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The Show Must Go On: Legal Issues Affecting Broadway due to COVID (09/11/2020)

Program Number: 30212 Presenter: Matthew Windham, Esq.

This program will discuss the challenging legal issues facing Broadway and the professional American theater as a result of COVID. These issues relate to governmental mandates, contract law, insurance coverage, union representation, the obligation to provide refunds, providing for the health and safety of theater workers and audience members, intellectual property rights, and presenting live and prerecorded content on the internet while the theaters remain closed. Learning objectives will include understanding how COVID has created novel difficult questions in different areas of substantive law for an industry that was thriving artistically and commercially just months ago and has now come to a total standstill.

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure: Potential Impact on Transactions and Projects in Real Estate and Hospitality (07/31/2020)

Program Number: 30195 Presenter: Jennifer McDougall, Esq., Paul 'Tad' M. O'Connor III, Esq.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to have an impact on society, it is impacting construction projects and real estate transactions across the country, giving rise to a wide variety of complex contract and other business disputes. Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor III and Jennifer McDougall, litigation partners at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP with significant experience in real estate and hospitality related disputes, will discuss the following: • The invocation and enforceability of force majeure, impossibility, and frustration of purpose clauses when businesses are unable to perform their contractual obligation • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements to include such clauses • The enforceability of term sheets and similar agreements in real estate and hospitality disputes • Real world case studies depicting the litigation and negotiation necessary to support or oppose the applicability of force majeure, impossibility, and frustration of purpose clauses.

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Hotels, Restaurants and Bars, Oh My! Welcome to the Other Side of COVID-19 (06/04/2020)

Program Number: 30143 Presenter: Michelle G. Hendler, Esq., Lee D. Mackson, Esq.

We will explore the effects of COVID-19 on the hospitality and other industries, including how new laws, rules and regulations impact the way in which those industries conduct their business. We will also examine what the various industry players, including lenders, borrowers, landlords and tenants, can expect from their counterparts, as well as from the judicial system, as things return to “semi-normal“. Participants can expect to take away a better understanding of how the new rules and regulations will impact the various industries, as well as what can be expected as mandated stays are lifted and litigation over defaulted loans and tenancies ensues.

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False Claims Act Investigations Following the CARES Act (05/21/2020)

Program Number: 30128 Presenter: Caleb Hayes-Deats, Esq., Jessica Ortiz, Esq.

When the federal government passes a large stimulus package, investigations and litigation under the False Claims Act quickly follow. The CARES Act passed in response to the COVID-19 crisis promises to be no different. The bill even creates an inspector general dedicated to reviewing compliance. In this program, Jessica Ortiz and Caleb Hayes-Deats of MoloLamken analyze the types of False Claims Act litigation that are likely to arise following the CARES Act. Attorneys will receive an overview of the False Claims Act’s requirements, the provisions of the CARES Act most likely to trigger litigation, and best practices that companies receiving federal funds can employ to minimize False Claims Act exposure.

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