Speaking Engagement

Restaurant and Hospitality Law Primer—2021 Edition

National Business Institute

Online Webinar

Blank Rome Partners Jason S. Kim of the firm’s Corporate practice group and Christy L. Reuter, head of the our hospitality practice, will speak at the National Business Institute’s (“NBI”) “Restaurant and Hospitality Law Primer—2021 Edition” live video webinar, being held Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. PDT / 1:00 to 4:15 p.m. EDT.

This course will cover COVID-19 hot topics, restaurant start-up issues, lease negotiations, and employment concerns. From health and safety risks to commercial lease issues, restaurant and hospitality clients face a variety of unique legal challenges that counsel must be prepared to handle. This program provides seasoned guidance on some of the most pressing legal issues facing the hospitality industry today.

Jason’s session, “Entity Selection and Start-Up Challenges” will take place from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. PDT / 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Topics to be covered include:

  • New Restaurant Entity Selection
  • Tax Planning Considerations
  • Ownership and Financing Issues
  • Internal Rules—Top Tips and Traps
  • Bar/Restaurant Regulatory Overview

Christy will present “Restaurant Lease Negotiations Deep Dive (With Sample Provisions)” from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT / 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. EDT and will discuss:

  • Unique Risks for Restaurants, Due Diligence
  • Contingency Clause Mistakes
  • Use Issues, Systems and Maintenance Traps
  • Build-Out Concerns
  • Assignment Rights
  • Property Conditions
  • Additional Operational and Business Hazards

CLE credit is available.

For more information or to register, please visit the event webpage.