Hospitality Trends And Cases To Watch In 2021

By Joyce Hanson and Diamond Naga Siu (January 3, 2021, 12:02 PM EST) -- The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the hospitality industry hard, and attorneys expect to advise hotel, restaurant and other clients on a flood of issues in 2021 they couldn't have anticipated less than a year ago when business travel and tourism were running smoothly.

In the new year, hospitality lawyers say, they will grapple with litigation related to owner-operator agreements, force majeure contract clauses, bankruptcies and business interruption insurance. They also plan to help clients ensure guest and worker safety, restructure debt, deal with government closure orders and look toward recovery with new transactions.

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