Broadcast Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


This webinar will cover the topic of force majeure provisions in commercial contracts, with a focus on real estate, the “test” for whether force majeure can be invoked, and steps that parties may take to safeguard their positions in view of the continually evolving situation. This interactive session will include time for your questions and, hopefully, answer the question of whether a tenant can, indeed, stop paying rent.

Key topics include:

  • Force Majeure
  • Impossibility, Frustration of Purpose
  • Uninhabitable or Untenantable


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)





Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

John M. Riccione, Partner
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

John M. Riccione is a partner in Taft’s Litigation practice. His practice involves the representation of businesses in a wide array of complex commercial disputes, including commercial and supply-chain transactions, UCC warranties and remedies, real estate, construction claims, trade secrets, computer fraud and abuse, and labor and employment. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of Uniform Commercial Code remedies, contract interpretation as well as other commercial disputes.

Brianna M. Skelly, Partner
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Brianna Skelly is a partner in in Taft’s Litigation group, focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation. Brianna represents creditors, businesses and individuals in litigation arising from commercial transactions, employment matters and warranties.


John M. Riccione, Partner

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


Brianna M. Skelly, Partner

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

  • Force Majeure
  • Impossibility
  • Uninhabitable
  • Foreseeability

Date & Time:

Friday, January 29, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Real Estate Lawyers
  • Real Estate Private Equity Executives
  • In House lawyers employed by Real Estate Companies
  • Real Estate Management Lawyers
  • Real Estate Company Executives
  • Commercial Real Estate Investment Bankers
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John M. RiccionePartner
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Brianna M. SkellyPartner
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP



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