Wild West 2.0 - How Attorneys are Solving Commercial Leasing Problems During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Event Description

Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance until further notice. Thank you.

Pre-registration is closed. If you would like to attend this program please email award@mnbars.org.

COVID-19 and resulting government orders have dramatically impacted commercial landlords and tenants. The pandemic has led to a rash of nonpayment-of-rent litigation and raised questions about how attorneys should draft, interpret, and enforce commercial leases, as well as how both tenants and landlords can try to anticipate pandemic-related issues in new contracts. In this program, a panel of two commercial litigators (Heather Marx from Cozen O’Connor and Phil Kaplan from Anthony Ostlund) and a transactional attorney (Christine Eid from Stinson Leonard Street) will discuss commercial leasing issues that have come to the forefront due to COVID-19, including force majeure clauses, impracticability/frustration of purpose defenses to contract obligations, and contract drafting and litigation strategies landlords and tenants are using to navigate the crisis and beyond.



Heather Marx | Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner | Cozen O'Connor

Christine L. Eid | Partner | Stinson LLP

Philip Kaplan | Shareholder | Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie


CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits Approved | Event Code: 330257

Webcast Cost:

HCBA Member: Free
Non-HCBA Member: $40
Law Student/New Admittee: Free 

Remote Participation Only:

This CLE will be available by remote participation only. Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the CLE.


To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Abby Ward | 612-278-6307 

Deadline to Register: November 12, 2020


The HCBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Abby Ward via phone or email: award@mnbars.org . Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM