Post-Pandemic Contract Clauses

Presenter: Ty Sheaks

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As faculty legal advisor to the International Association of Venue Managers and handling negotiations for a variety of hospitality business partners, Ty Sheaks has a front row seat on the increased focus being placed on contractual negotiations (and disputes) in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Ty will give an update on some key contractual provisions to keep in mind for negotiations by meeting professionals with all types of venues as things continue to open up. Bonus: he will share tips for potentially mitigating issues in the future.
Discussion points will include:
  • What to include—and not include—in venue contracts
  • Real world force majeure clause triggers in a post-Covid world
  • How to negotiate for a win-win and prepare for the worst; and
  • Q&A session on issues and concerns from attendees
Ty M. Sheaks is a frequent speaker, author, and faculty legal advisor to the International Association of Venue Managers. Ty leads the Restaurant & Hospitality Section of the law firm McCathern, Shokouhi, Evans, Grinke from its Frisco, Texas office at The Star. He has extensive experience in the courtroom litigating a variety of business disputes as well as a robust transactional practice negotiating a variety of contracts and handling mergers & acquisitions. In recognition of his achievements in and out of the courtroom, Ty has been named to the esteemed list of Best Lawyers by D Magazine, recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thomsen Reuters and Texas Monthly, and is listed as one of America’s Top 100 Bet-the Company Litigators.


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