Law for Non-Lawyers: Event and Hospitality Industry Contracts: Friend or Foe

Law for Non-Lawyers: Event and Hospitality Industry Contracts: Friend or Foe

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Oct 17, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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Perhaps the one area in which Associations face the biggest contractual challenge is in the area of event and convention management. This requires an interface with contracts of all forms but primarily with hotels and other suppliers who are enlisted to make the event successful. This session will address changes in the approached since Covid 19 that are necessary to be addressed. An overview of basic contract approach and clauses is part and parcel of this presentation. Being prepared to meet the challenges of today’s new realities through better contracts is a must for all.

This online seminar features facilitated audio content and conversations. Soon after registering, attendees will receive login information from Zoom. Participants will have access to the recorded session, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online seminar will close Monday October 17th 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

The full five-part series is available for registration, or you may register separately for any of the individual sessions:

Full Series: Law Essentials for Non-Lawyers Online Seminar Series

Session 1: Event and Hospitality Industry Contracts: Friend or Foe

Session 2: Navigating the Labyrinth of Credentialing Programs and Inherent Legal Risks

Session 3: From Hiring to Firing, Best Practices in Employment Law

Session 4: Understanding Antitrust Laws to Mitigate Risks

Session 5: How to Protect Your Association’s Intellectual Property



  • Jonathan Howe, President, Senior and Founding Partner, Howe & Hutton, Ltd

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This program will be hosted via Zoom and will have closed captioning provided by If you would like to request a live captioner to be available during the event, please reach out to Linnae O’Flahavan

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      Jonathan T. Howe, JD, FASAE

      Jonathan Howe is the senior and founding partner and president and CEO of Howe & Hutton Ltd. He serves as general counsel for Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the International Special Events Society, the Trade Show Exhibition Society, and the Association Committee of 100, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is the legal editor for “Meetings & Conventions” and “The Meeting Professional,” the official MPI journal. Jonathan is also a founder, past president, and board member of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys. He is the special advisor to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel and served as a member of its Task Force on Membership Benefits for Disabled Lawyers.

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