Jonathan Howe, Founding Partner and President of Chicago based law firm, Howe & Hutton, Ltd has been serving the events industry for decades through Gulf War, 911, SARS and a plethora of other crises that have led to contracts being poured over and legal solace demanded.
“Pandemic, force majeure, cancellation, postponement are the scary words of today as COVID-19 or Coronavirus now occupies our thoughts and minds. And Covid-19 is really like no other crisis as it’s a global pandemic, impacting everyone, everywhere with each day bringing dramatic changes to the playing field. This is not a do-it-yourself or a one-size-fits-all scenario. Before you act, consult with your legal advisor so as to best understand what your legal redress or obligations might be”, stated Howe.
Meanwhile, Lisa Stegnik, SITE’s attorney, has prepared a handy one-pager for members of SITE. This is general information only and should NOT be considered as legal advice.