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COVID-19 Webinar: Legal Strategies for Nonprofit Meetings

The news around COVID-19 is changing daily and the situation seems to be getting worse, not better. What can you do now about the threat to your organization’s scheduled meetings and conferences, and what should you be thinking about as you plan for the coming year? Some questions that will be addressed during this webinar:

• Do your hotel, convention center, and other meeting contracts contain a force majeure provision that may excuse performance (in whole or in part)?
• How should we read and interpret these force majeure clauses – and how are the hotels and convention centers interpreting and acting on them?
• How will the cancelation and attrition clauses in those contracts apply if you cancel an event, or if you don’t cancel?
• What are your options to try to negotiate your way out altogether or to reduce your penalties?
• What are the pros and cons of canceling now versus waiting longer?
• What are helpful strategies for communicating with the event venues about cancelation, postponement, or trying to book future meetings with the venue instead?
• How do current WHO, CDC and other federal, state, local, and foreign government declarations and actions affect your ability to cancel without penalty?
• If you decide to proceed with the meeting, what precautions should you take to protect your organization and its attendees, and can your organization be held liable if an attendee or employee contracts the virus while there?
• If you have event cancellation insurance coverage, will it apply to make your organization whole or will it exclude coverage altogether?
• What are key tips and best practices for negotiating future meeting contracts?

Experienced nonprofit attorney Jeff Tenenbaum – who has been on the front lines advising dozens of nonprofit clients since the start of this crisis – will walk you through the answers to all of these questions…and more. He will provide invaluable practical guidance and tips to help your organization navigate what is an ever-growing, incredibly tricky minefield for the nonprofit community.