Ask the Attorney: Adding Service Clauses, Flexibility and More to Event Contracts

Jonathan T. Howe helps planners with their legal questions as they navigate the new landscape for events.

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This originally took place Sept. 14, 2022.

Are you writing strict clauses about service levels into your meetings agreements? Have negotiations become more difficult? What are your most pressing contract issues now? To help planners navigate these challenges and other contracting issues, industry expert Jonathan T. Howe, president and founding partner of Howe & Hutton Ltd., will take questions during this live Q&A session.


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jonathan-howe-meetingsJonathan T. Howe

President and Senior and Founding Partner of Howe and Hutton, Ltd

Jonathan T. Howe, Esq., is president and senior and founding partner of Howe & Hutton Ltd., headquartered in Chicago. The longtime legal expert and columnist for Meetings & Conventions, he has written hundreds of articles and papers on hospitality and meetings, and has spoken to organizations all over the world.

He is also general counsel to Meeting Professionals International, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Association Committee of 100, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and the International Live Events Association, as well as the special advisor to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel. Howe was named the inaugural recipient of the Hospitality Industry Attorneys of the Year by the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys. As an adjunct professor, he has taught courses in association management and hospitality industry law at Roosevelt and DePaul Universities.


sarah-braley-nmgSarah J.F. Braley

Managing editor, Northstar Meetings Group

Sally oversees content on Northstar’s meetings-related websites, as well as the print edition of Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, along with covering key beats. Sally joined M&C in 1994 as a senior editor, after spending eight years at New Jersey Monthly magazine.

She holds a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Journalism (with minors in French, Greek and psychology) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.