The program will begin with a discussion of the role of a transactional attorney as a “risk manager” in drafting documents and counseling clients. It will proceed to a discussion of “standard” forms, introduce concepts for perspective and address why the forms have generally worked before and generally failed in the face of COVID-19 and other equally disruptive events. There will follow a review of how courts are resolving the new issues and a critique. Ultimately, the program will identify those provisions in commercial leases, in addition to the Force Majeure clause, that could be modified and how to better and more clearly allocate risk, evolving approaches and lease terms that may represent emerging “best practices” to competently serve the client.
Key topics to be discussed:
- A larger view of the role of a transactional attorney
- How “standard” leases worked before and why many have failed in the face of COVID-19 and equally disruptive evens, either present or possible
- How courts are addressing the issues raised by the current circumstances
- What provisions in a commercial lease could be modified, in addition to the Force Majeure clause, and how to better and more clearly allocate risk between landlord and tenant, and evolving approaches and lease terms that may represent “best practices” to competently serve the client
Date / Time: November 10, 2021
- 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
- 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
- 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
- 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific
Choose a format:
Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program "live" in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for "live" CLE credit.
On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are viewable for up to one year.