Moderator, "Counseling the Hospitality Industry through the COVID Crisis," MCLE

April 29, 2020 at 4:00pm5:00pm

Hotel and restaurant clients are calling every hour with new questions about unprecedented events and untested laws. Stay current on the legal issues around hotel closures and what hotels are allowed to remain open in Massachusetts. Learn about best practices for negotiating the agreements for alternative (COVID-19-related) uses for hotels. Get up-to-date information on what hotel franchisors are requiring for closed and re-purposed hotels. Understand the issues that senior lenders need to consider for the new federal loans. Become informed about the current status of the CARES Act relief for the hospitality industry. Learn about proposed legislation to release the logjam on business-interruption insurance claims.


  • Essential Services Orders
  • Sanctuary Hotels
  • Dealing with Franchisors, Lenders, Landlords and/or Contractors 
  • CARES Act
  • Business Interruption Insurance 

Join moderator, Cecilia Gordon, Co-Chair of the Goulston & Storrs Hospitality and Recreation Industry Group. She focuses on advising hotel owners, investors and managers regarding investment in and management of hotel and resort properties across the country. Cecilia provides the firm’s clients with the benefit of her experience handling all kinds of acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture arrangements, franchise agreements and management agreements. Her legal work in this space often involves negotiating management and franchise agreements with hotel brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Choice and Kimpton.

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