Ask the Attorney: New Contract Considerations for Live and Hybrid Events

How planners can ensure their agreements cover all the current ins and outs when they return to holding in-person gatherings.

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This event originally took place Nov. 18, 2020.

As meeting planners begin to bring back in-person gatherings and hybrid events with both in-person and digital elements, a number of legal questions have come up related to hotel contracts, liability for attendee safety, technology vendor contracts and more. To help planners navigate these challenges, industry expert Jonathan T. Howe, president and founding partner of Howe & Hutton Ltd., will be taking your questions during this Q&A session, explaining options for working with venue partners and ensuring planners avoid any legal difficulties.





Sarah J.F. Braley, managing editor, Northstar Meetings Group


Jonathan 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.