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Samantha Ahuja Speaks on International Society of Hospitality Consultants/Castell Project Legal Forum

Real Estate Shareholder Samantha Ahuja of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Washington, D.C. office spoke on an International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC)/Castell Project panel on June 10, 2020. The online forum addressed the legal issues hoteliers face as they reopen and operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahuja focuses her practice on hotel acquisitions, operations, development and finance, hotel management agreements, … Continue Reading

Samantha Ahuja Appointed to Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association and #BoutiqueStrong Council

Real Estate Shareholder Samantha Ahuja of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Washington, D.C. office has been appointed to the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) and BLLA’s #BoutiqueStrong Council. BLLA has formed the #BoutiqueStrong Council to provide boutique hotels with the businesses resources to succeed during the COVID-19 economic recovery. The council consists of industry … Continue Reading

Is Now the Time for Clubs to Restructure?

The full or partial shutdown of Club facilities and services may be an opportune time to consider restructuring, repositioning or enhancing the membership program before the Club reopens fully. Consideration may be given to: Mandatory membership or community membership, Membership categories, privileges and services, Membership joining fee refundability, Membership transfer options, and Family privileges, including … Continue Reading

Impact of COVID-19 Shutdown on Club Dues

Most golf and social clubs have either shut down or curtailed operations in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.  Some members are requesting dues abatement or reductions.  We have been in communication with representatives of 29 clubs regarding whether they have abated or reduced dues or offered some type of financial accommodation.  As … Continue Reading

Club Annual Meetings in Time of COVID-19

Many clubs are required to hold their annual member meetings this Spring when health experts are asking everyone to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people. In some areas, state and local governments are banning such gatherings or anything other than essential activities. Boards are faced with the dilemma of complying with bylaws requirements or … Continue Reading

Risk Allocation for Economic Losses from Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing unprecedented disruptions to the U.S. economy. Government officials and health professionals are predicting that these disruptions could continue through September. Businesses are having to face the challenges of operating remotely; many are cancelling non-essential travel – hampering long-planned meetings and conventions. Global supply chains are impeded as countries work … Continue Reading

Coronavirus and Force Majeure Contract Clauses

While it is too early to predict how long the coronavirus will disrupt everyday life, or whether its spread will continue to pandemic levels, it isn’t too soon to proactively consider your potential risk and understand both potential consequences and benefits of the legal landscape when planning for or dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. Greenberg … Continue Reading
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