State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Franchise & Distribution Law Section | Short and Long Term Impacts of COVID on Retail Leasing and Lease Enforcement


June 15, 2021 - June 15, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

The program will include a discussion of issues related to lease negotiations and drafting in a pandemic and post-pandemic world, including drafting of force majeure and use provisions and practical changes in the retail and leasing landscape relative to foot prints, 3rd party delivery and ghost kitchens – all of which have been accelerated by COVID-19. The session will also include a discussion of practice pointers related to lease work-outs, the most-likely-to-prevail defenses to landlord lawsuits arising out of COVID and an update on notable cases from the around the country regarding how courts have been enforcing (or not enforcing) leases during the pandemic.



Annie Caiola  

Mary Jo Sullivan  

Lane Sosebee  




Franchise & Distribution Law Section