Critical Contract Clauses

In the high-stakes world of meeting planning, a watertight contract can make the difference between a seamless experience and a legal nightmare. Planners and suppliers both need knowledge and strategies to navigate the complex contracting landscape in today’s competitive marketplace.

In this comprehensive session, noted attorney Joshua L. Grimes, Esq. will delve into the latest twists in contracting, shedding light on the critical clauses that can make or break a meeting’s success. Topics will include force majeure clauses, food and beverage cost increases, security issues and dealing with controversial new laws. 

From hidden pitfalls to industry-specific nuances, this masterclass promises to be a game-changer for those seeking to bulletproof their contracts and protect their organizations.

By participating in this webinar, attendees will: 
•    Learn the latest legal challenges facing meetings and events, and strategies to address them
•    The latest wrinkles in force majeure clauses
•    How to address security issues as well as controversial new laws

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Joshua Grimes
Joshua Grimes
Grimes Law Offices, LLC

Joshua L. Grimes, Esq., of Grimes Law Offices based in Philadelphia, is a leading attorney in the association, nonprofit, meeting, and hospitality industries. He is a specialist in all matters relating meetings and conventions, as well as association & nonprofit governance.

Mr. Grimes’ expertise includes preparing and negotiating all types of meeting industry contracts. He also advises clients on avoiding liability risks. In addition, many organizations rely on Mr. Grimes to aggressively represent their interests when disputes arise, including in litigation, mediation, and other resolution procedures.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Mr. Grimes is advising meeting planners and event hosts on legal strategies for a safe return to in-person meetings, dealing with health and safety concerns, hybrid meetings. He is advising clients on the best ways to adapt their meetings and policies in the face of continued medical and economic uncertainty.

Mr. Grimes was named a 2020 Meetings Trendsetter by Meetings Today magazine and website. He was also recently awarded the 2019 Partnership Award by the PCMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

Mr. Grimes is one of the association and meeting industries’ most prominent speakers. He has appeared before industry professionals throughout the United States, and in Europe, the Middle East, Canada, and Mexico. Aside from his legal practice, Mr. Grimes proudly serves as an elected official, as a Commissioner in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania.