A quick disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and the information shared during this episode is for informational purposes only and not for purposes of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. And as Paige mentions during the episode, while she is a lawyer, she’s not your lawyer.
“Like you said, it’s changing constantly. So there’s government mandates and orders being put into effect. I will say kind of the CDC recommendations and the White House recommendations, those are just recommendations and guidelines. And then it’s going to be based upon your state orders and mandates, and your local orders and mandates. So that’s really what’s going to precipitate how impossibility is going to be impacted under your contracts. And it’s changing, like you said. It’s changing rapidly. It’s been changing since Sunday evening.”
Attorney Paige Griffith, of The Legal Paige, joins me for a special live episode of the Brands that Book podcast to discuss contracts, specifically what you need to know when cancelling or rescheduling events. With what’s going on in the world right now and this subject being top of mind for lots of people, we opted for a live episode so that people could access this information sooner than later. We cover quite a few different scenarios in this episode and Paige has also written a blog post on this topic. I’ve linked to that and other resources Paige has available on her website in the show notes.
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- 5:20 – Why this is an unprecedented situation
- 6:30 – Where to start to assess this situation
- 9:47 – The “Act of God” clause
- 12:40 – Protecting yourself
- 16:30 – Rescheduling
- 20:33 – How to handle rescheduling
- 22:16 – Document options
- 23:20 – Rescheduling/termination contract vs. addendum
- 27:43 – Risk assessment on the situation
- 32:05 – Various scenarios: Clients won’t work with you on rescheduling and DOD
- 37:33 – Things to do going forward in terms of contracts
- 41:00 – Is it too late to re-address your already signed contracts?
- A Step-by-Step Approach to Initiating Postponements and Cancellations Regarding Covid-19
- Contract Bundle
More about Paige:
Paige is the founder of The Legal Paige, a virtual law firm working with online businesses and event industry professionals. She is a certified Juris Doctor barred in the state of Montana and holds a double B.A. in Economics and Political Science. After working as a federal law clerk, Paige traded in the traditional law life for a virtual one and opened the doors to The Legal Paige in 2018. She helps her clients run legal and protected businesses and counsels them on issues related to contracts, intellectual property, privacy, and business law. She has worked with Jasmine Star, Maddie Mae of Adventure Instead, Jordan Dooley, Hope Taylor, Brittani and Jon Hon of Hustle & Flow, Davey & Krista, Colleen Christensen of No Food Rules, and dozens more. Her mission is to create an online space where the law isn’t so scary and entrepreneurs can get legally legit in no time. Law aside, Paige is a small town Montana girl who loves travel, her dog, Sugar, and a good glass of red wine.
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