Lee Mackson and Michelle Hendler Speak on How COVID-19 Affects the Hospitality Industry


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected industries in various ways. On June 4, Miami partners Lee Mackson and Michelle Hendler discussed the effects of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry in a nationwide webinar titled “Hotels, Restaurants and Bars, Oh My! Welcome to the Other Side of COVID-19,” hosted by Celesq.

Lee and Michelle went into detail of how new laws, rules and regulations impact the way industries conduct their business. They also examined what the various industry players, including lenders, borrowers, landlords and tenants, can expect from their counterparts and from the judicial system. Participants were presented a better understanding of what can be expected as mandated stays are lifted and litigation over defaulted loans and tenancies ensues.

Click here to view the webinar materials.

About Lee D. Mackson

Lee D. Mackson is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP and Chair of the Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy Practice Group. With more than 36 years of experience, Lee advises clients in ways to resolve a variety of complex business disputes in court, arbitration and negotiation, including workouts, commercial foreclosures and trials. Lee primarily represents financial institutions in real estate and banking litigation, among other industries. He represents numerous multi-state lenders and special servicers and has handled multi-million dollar commercial foreclosures. These cases often involve receiverships and rent sequestrations. Lee has also appeared before the United States Supreme Court.

About Michelle G. Hendler

Michelle G. Hendler is a partner in the Miami office, where she is a member of the Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. In working to resolve disputes in and outside of the courtroom, Michelle focuses her practice on real estate and creditor’s rights matters. She represents lenders, real estate investors, and special servicers in commercial foreclosures, loan enforcement actions, guaranty claims, and note sales, and she represents court-appointed receivers.  Michelle has experience litigating CMBS transactions and institutional loans in various industries, including large malls, shopping centers, hotels, warehouses, and investment properties.


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