REPRESENTING RESTAURANTS AND HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES IN 2021
Live Webcast Seminar
ITEM #:  2034392101   |   EVENT CODE:  336252    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

ONLINE

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

Representing Restaurants and Hospitality Businesses in 2021: Critical Contract, Real Estate and Employment Issues

Learn practical strategies to help your clients navigate their businesses through this unprecedented time.


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on restaurants and the hospitality industry. Hotels and restaurants across the country have closed while those staying open have experienced record-low occupancies and sales. Group events are being cancelled while bookings for future events have slowed significantly. Thousands of hotels are in forbearance, many are in foreclosure, and some have already filed bankruptcy. Many restaurants have closed or are attempting to renegotiate their leases and rethink their business models. Meanwhile, thousands of industry employees have been laid off or furloughed, while those still employed have faced salary cuts. Recovering from this crisis also means these industries must implement protocols to ensure the health and safety of their guests and employees.

These challenges all present associated legal issues that require attorneys to navigate their clients through uncharted waters. This seminar will offer insights on how to confront the legal issues presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will offer tips on advising your clients on planning for the near and long-term impact of this crisis. 

Highlights include:

  • Mitigating Health and Legal Risks
  • Purchasing and Selling Hotels and Restaurants During the Pandemic and Beyond
  • Complying with Wage and Hour Ordinances and Other Employment Law Regulations
  • And much, much more!

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
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9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Representing Restaurants in a Time of Dire Need – Practical Tips to Help Your Clients Navigate Uncharted Waters
Join attorney Justin Weinberg and Paul Dzubnar, CEO of Hightop Hospitality, in their discussion of how one hospitality company has weathered the COVID-19 storm. This session will explore:

  • The challenges hospitality businesses have faced during the pandemic
  • How they have handled these difficult times
  • Ways they have changed their business model to adapt to a new way of doing business
  • Advice for others in the industry on maintaining and growing their business during the pandemic and beyond

– Paul Dzubnar & Justin P. Weinberg


10:00 – 10:05 a.m.
BREAK


10:05 – 10:50 a.m.
Hospitality and COVID-19: Mitigating Health and Legal Risks
Explore the safety considerations and legal risks in reopening businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will address: 

  • COVID-19: How did we get here?
  • State and local regulation overview
  • Proactive steps to protect employees and patrons
  • Litigation risk and the role of waivers
  • Liability with shutting down

– Matthew C. Murphy & Courtney E. Ward-Reicherd


10:50 – 11:00 a.m.
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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Representing Hotels, Motels and Resort Properties During COVID
Explore the current issues confronting hotels, motels and resorts. Topics will include:

  • Considerations with purchases and sales of properties and allocating risks
  • Hotel Management Franchise Agreements
  • Non-traditional uses for properties

– Lica Tomizuka


12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Selling, Financing and Restructuring Restaurant Deals During the Pandemic and Beyond
This session will discuss trends that have emerged in recent restaurant mergers and acquisitions. Topics will include:

  • Financing acquisitions and workouts
  • Valuation of restaurant properties
  • Dealing with franchise issues
  • Government lending programs
  • Landlord issues
  • And more!

– Brad R. Cashman, Matthew S. Duffy & Dennis L. Monroe


1:30 – 1:35 p.m.
BREAK


1:35 – 2:20 p.m.
Insurance: Do My Hospitality Clients Have Coverage for Their Business Income and Other Losses?
COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on business operations throughout every industry. The resulting modification, reduction, or cessation of operations can lead to difficulty meeting contractual obligations and certainly impacts a business’s bottom line. In this presentation, Chris Lynch will discuss how business interruption insurance works, and he will provide strategies for assisting clients in making claims.
– Christopher L. Lynch


2:20 – 2:30 p.m.
BREAK


2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Labor and Employment Challenges Raised by the Pandemic
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the workplace. In this presentation, experienced attorneys from both sides – employer and employee – will address some of those impacts including:

  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Layoffs, furloughs and terminations
  • Tip sharing in Minnesota
  • Complying with various wage ordinances, including sick and safe time and minimum wage ordinances

– Matthew A. Frank & Leonard B. Segal

LIVE WEBCAST
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Attend online


REPLAYS

There are no replays.

$195 MSBA members / $195 paralegals / $245 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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