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Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, Conventions and Hospitality

Hospitality law encompasses meetings, events, conventions, the trade show industry, the hotel industry, the travel industry and incentive programs. Howe & Hutton, Ltd. regularly represents clients in the hospitality industry and facilitates events with hotels, convention centers, event managers, speakers and exhibitors.

As our clients in the hospitality industry know, proper planning can ensure the success of your event. As The Law Firm for Associations® and The Law Firm for Meeting Professionals®, Howe & Hutton, Ltd. provides comprehensive counsel to trade show organizers, executives of trade associations and professional societies, corporate meeting professionals and others tasked with organizing events. Attorneys at our firm represent clients nationwide and worldwide in hospitality law and planning issues such as the following:

  • Contract negotiation: Contracts are vital to the hospitality industry. Our firm drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts in all areas important to the event. This includes contract work involving travel agents, hotels, airlines, convention centers, suppliers, vendors and facilities.
  • Liability issues: Our firm handles personal injury matters that could arise in the course of a trade show or other event. Our clients may have concerns regarding their liability when an attendee becomes injured at the venue. The client’s role depends upon the contract with the vendor or facility.
  • Intellectual property: We regularly handle copyright and trademark issues.

Howe & Hutton, Ltd. is recognized as the preeminent law firm in the travel, meetings, conventions, trade shows, incentive and hospitality industries. We frequently speak at hospitality and association meetings on subjects such as contracts and risk management. Some of our clients conduct trade shows that are among the largest in the country.

A lawyer from either of our two office locations – Chicago or Washington, DC – would be happy to discuss your hospitality need. Call Howe & Hutton, Ltd. at 312-263-3001 (Chicago) or 202-466-7252 (Washington D.C.) or contact us online and someone from our firm will be in touch with you promptly.

Our attorneys are available to travel nationally and internationally to assist your trade or professional association.  Contact Howe & Hutton, Ltd. to schedule your consultation.