Jed R. Mandel

Jed R.

Founding Member, Chicago Law Partners LLC

Jed is a frequent lecturer and author on association-related topics and is a regular contributor to association magazines and newsletters.  He has extensive experience representing not-for-profit organizations and is general counsel to more than 100 trade associations and professional societies. His practice includes counseling associations on tax, antitrust, corporate governance, contract, liability, insurance, healthcare, certification and credentialing, meetings and conventions, and other related matters.

The 4 Things You Need in a Speaker's Agreement  1
Want to share your speaker's presentation content in another form? Here's what you need to do.
12 Legal Tips for Trips That Include Kids 
Three words for you: liability, liability, and liability.
Top Tips for Meeting Legalities 
It's always a good time for writing lists and making sure that everything is in order. And that goes for your meeting contracts as well. Here's a list
Contracts for Speakers 
Securing speaker agreements should be a routine part of the meeting planning process, whether the speakers are paid professionals or volunteers. These
What's in Your e-Mail? 
The CAN-SPAM Act went into effect January 1, restricting unsolicited commercial e-mail and imposing stiff penalties for violations. The Act defines unsolicited
Fax, Phone, Mail? Know the Rules 
FCC, EBR, CAN-SPAM, opt-in, opt-out it all gets a little confusing. The rules governing the way organizations can deliver their advertising and solicitation
Blocking Hotel Attrition Charges 
There's not much worse than winding up a successful meeting only to find that the hotel is claiming your group did not fulfill its room-block requirements
Pop Quiz: Legal Issues 
The school year is ending, and summer is about to begin. But before the fun can start, it's exam time. So here is a quiz to see if you know your legal
Making Force Majeure Work for You 
GREAT COMEDIANS have something that mediocre ones don't: good timing. And, when it comes to exercising your rights under force majeure clauses, the same
Due Diligence: A Planner's Checklist 
In this time of heightened awareness of security and safety, what is the responsibility of meeting planners to address these issues? In a nutshell, a planner's legal obligation is to refrain from conduct that creates an unreasonably great risk of harm to others.
Thrills, Spills, and Liability Ills 
Trends in the travel industry indicate that traditional rest and relaxation vacations are being replaced by adventure vacations. Not surprisingly, these trends are reflected in the activities being offered during meetings and incentive trips.
Review Your Contract Obligations 
One way to cope in troubled times is to focus on improving contract provisions.
A New Appreciation for Force Majeure Clauses 
We all have developed a new appreciation of the importance of force majeure provisions in hotel and convention center contracts. Essentially, a force
Lotteries Are Illegal, Unless 
In most states, lotteries are illegal, unless run by the state itself. Yet organizations frequently raise money or boost attendance by using raffles,
6 Rules for Meeting Contracts 
IT'S STILL THE SEASON for peace on Earth and good will towards all and for making lists. So, here is a list of rules that I wish all meeting professionals

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