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WEBINAR: Navigating the Legal Landscape in 2017 and Beyond

Event Details

DATE: Thursday, July 13, 2017
TIME: 3:00pm EDT

This webinar will be conducted by Jeff Ment, Partner with Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, and Norm Bluth, Partner with Fieldstone Equity.

In this session, we’ll immerse ourselves in the current legal landscape of the tour operator industry. The topics that will be covered include:

Product managers –  how a savvy product manager can save the day when a claim is made against the Tour Operator
Negotiating with vendors and suppliers
It’s time to review T&C’s
State of affairs with ADA Compliance
Arbitration! Is it what you think it is?
Munn v. The Hotchkiss School – an update on a what is a tour company’s nightmare 

Jeff routinely represent companies and individuals in the travel industry. His experiences range from helping form new companies to defending companies in litigation. Jeff’s focus is on ensuring that his clients are always ahead of the curve - following the best practices of our industry. This includes risk management, documentation, vendor selection, tour director training, litigation and insurance coverage. He relies on his experience as a travel agent, sales manager for two airlines and his work as a tour guide to understand what clients need most. 

Norm is a partner of McBreen& Kopko, a multi-state general practice law firm. He works in the firm's Transportation and Travel Group and represents a broad spectrum of transportation and travel companies (e.g., airlines, aviation services companies, corporate/business companies, logistics companies, freight forwarders, OTA's, consolidators, tour operators, TMCs) on a wide range of legal matters (e.g., M&A, corporate transactions, litigation and regulatory). In addition to being a partner of McBreen & Kopko, norm is a partner of Fieldstone Equity (“FSE”). FSE is an advisory services and private equity firm focused on developing medium to large-sized businesses in the travel and transportation sectors. Given his extensive legal and business experience, Norm has developed a 360 degree perspective on operating, growing, protecting, buying and selling a business in the travel and transportation sectors.  

If you have questions, please contact Luis Maravi, Director of Membership and Programming, at or 212-599-6599 ext 27.

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