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Contractual Obligation During a Pandemic - Does Your Business Have to Comply?

Learn to assess your outstanding responsibilities in current business contracts and how to identify possible solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many businesses are facing unexpected and seemingly insurmountable hurdles in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among one of the top concerns is how businesses are supposed to honor and fulfill outstanding contracts with vendors, manufacturers, customers, renters, and contractors. Businesses must learn how to adapt quickly to unprecedented circumstances without breaching contracts and ending up in costly and time-consuming litigation. With many governors declaring states of emergency, issuing stay-at-home orders, and requiring many businesses to shut down or severely limit their activity, businesses in every sector are stuck in tough situations. This topic will help businesses assess their outstanding responsibilities and how to navigate these trying times with skill and confidence. The information will explain critical contract terms, including force majeure, which can aid companies in evaluating what contracts requirements are still enforceable or may be excused due to unforeseen circumstances. The information will also highlight examples of contractual issues different industries have faced in recent weeks and offer guidance on how to best position your business in the face of contract disputes related to the pandemic. Every business needs to understand its contractual obligations and remedies as shelter in place continues to make it difficult for businesses to operate normally.

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Understanding How Force Majeure Clauses Can Excuse or Delay Performance Under a Contract

  • How Pre-Existing Contracts May or May Not Account for a Pandemic
  • How Courts Interpret Force Majeure Clauses
  • How to Assess Possible Penalties for Late Performance
  • How to Suspend Performance of a Sales Transaction or Contract
  • How to Draft Force Majeure Clauses Moving Forward

Exploring Exceptions to Maintain Operational Performance

  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Essential Business Activity

Analyzing the Effect Upon E-Commerce

  • Terms of Sale
  • Digital Signatures

Identifying Industry Specific Concerns

  • Manufacturing Supply Chain
  • Events and Entertainment
  • Real Estate
  • Food Industry
  • Finance

Evaluating the Effect Upon Information Technology Transactions

  • Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain Technology
  • IoT Machine to Machine Transactions
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Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on April 22, 2020.

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 89 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 6 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Koral C. Fritz

Koral C. Fritz

Innovative Law Group

  • Legal practice concentrated in business litigation with a specialized focus on the food and cannabis industries
  • Has worked on issues ranging from environmental compliance to supply chain contract disputes
  • Assisted local businesses with regulatory compliance, licensing, and real estate issues for CBD and related business in Michigan
  • Experienced in both transactional matters and complex litigation
  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan since 2017
  • J.D. degree and master’s degree in food and agriculture law and policy, Vermont Law School; bachelor’s degree, University of Michigan
Mark Zietlow

Mark Zietlow

Innovative Law Group

  • Attorney in the office of Innovative Law Group
  • Frequent lecturer on business law
  • Represents innovative companies on the cutting-edge of technology, retail stores, distributors, service firms, manufacturing companies, and suppliers
  • Admitted to practice in Michigan, Ohio, and the U.S. Tax Court
  • J.D. degree, The Ohio State University College of Law; M.S. degree, the Grand Valley State University Seidman School of Business; M.A. degree, The Ohio State University Graduate School of Public Policy and Management; B.A. degree, Capital University in Columbus, Ohio
  • Can be contacted at 616-392-4100 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 407680
Published 2020
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