Negotiating hotel and convention center contracts is a frequent occurrence for many nonprofit groups. There are the annual convention, committee meetings and multiple board meetings each year. Total up the dollar value of all those contracts and you soon see the enormous liability for your organization these contracts pose. As a result, it is critical that you understand your responsibilities under the contract, and negotiate the most favorable terms possible. Whether you are a large international organization looking to fly members in from all over the world, or a small nonprofit simply looking for a nice place for your board to meet, you need to know how to read a hotel contract, how to negotiate with the hotel to avoid common pitfalls, and how to cut down on your staff time and legal costs wading through all the legalese. Please join John Bradley, prominent nonprofit attorney, as he discusses key points that you need to focus on when negotiating your hotel and convention center contracts in order to make sure you get the best deal for your organization.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Learn the key provisions you should always negotiate in a hotel contract
- Understand and learn to critically read provisions like the “force majeure” clause that frequently is written very one sided in favor of the hotel
- Learn what to expect in attrition clauses, and how far you can expect to negotiate them
- Discover how using a standard hotel contract template reduces your cost and time, and also significantly increases your negotiating strength
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Negotiating Hotel Contracts: Avoiding Common Traps and Getting the Best Deal for Your Organization” is John Bradley. John is an attorney in the West Columbia, South Carolina office of Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A. In his 25 plus years of practice has involved numerous areas of law including appellate practice in state and federal courts, construction law, commercial liability, and products liability. His present practice primarily focuses on representing physicians, hospitals and medical care providers in the defense of professional negligence claims as well as representing and advising educators in employment matters before their local school boards and the State Department of Education.
John has long been active in nonprofits at the local and state level. He is a former president and current vice president and volunteer of the Friends of the Richland Library, a nationally recognized library system. He presently serves as a member of the Richland Friends Book Sale Committee, a group that raises money for the Friends through quarterly book sales, put on entirely through volunteer effort. As president of the Richland Library Friends he served as a member of the Richland Library Foundation Board. He is immediate past president and current board member of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, an organization made up of library friends groups throughout the state of South Carolina. His duties and responsibilities as president included working and consulting with local Friends groups as well as with individuals interested in forming friends groups.
An avid runner, John presently serves on the board for the Carolina Marathon Association, an organization that puts on two showcase running events in Columbia, the Governor’s Cup Road Race and the Heart and Sole race. He has served as race director and course manager for several other local road races.