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October 12-14, 2022

AHIA Fall 2022 Meeting

Louisville, KY

Louisville: Get a different taste

October 12-14, 2022

As anyone who comes here soon discovers, Louisville is one of the most uniquely authentic destinations on the planet. Welcome to Bourbon City®.

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Yes, Bourbon is a spirit that comes in a glass, but it’s also a spirit that defines our culture and compassion, our arts and parks, our creative energy. It’s this kind of spirit that helped created Louisville itself - a city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality, quirkiness with friendliness in a way that’s completely unique to our region.

We’re an entirely different type of Southern. From boundary-pushing twists on Southern cuisine that have made us one of the “10 Best New Food Cities” in America to our one and only Urban Bourbon Experience™, featuring the world’s only, city-wide trail filled with award-winning micro-distilleries, exhibits, and craft cocktail destinations celebrating America’s only native spirit. And speaking of ONLY…you’ll want to see the home of the Kentucky Derby at legendary Churchill Downs, the iconic Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and the Muhammad Ali Center in the Greatest’s hometown. And that’s just your first day here.


Important information:

Check out the full schedule below.

Reservations at the Hotel Distil on Louisville's Whiskey Row

101 West Main Street,
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Hotel Distil is for those who thirst for new experiences. It’s an authentic hotel in a historic building on Louisville’s Whiskey Row. It’s a home for connoisseurs of the finest comforts and gracious service. It’s a space with intriguing juxtapositions where you’ll pass through a historic facade to enjoy modern amenities.

For the health and safety of our guests, some hotel facilities or services may not be available to guests for a period of time.

We are making reservations via a rooming list again for the Fall 2022 meeting.  Single Kings and Double Queen rooms are available for a nightly rate of $229 plus tax.  To make your reservation, please include your arrival and departure dates and your desired room type when completing your meeting registration.  That’s all you need to do!  You will receive your confirmation number by 1 October.  You will need to present your credit card at registration at the hotel.

Registrations received after 21 September cannot be guaranteed the AHIA room rate.

Interested in Virtual Attendance?  Contact Roxy West,  AHIA@meinet.com.

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Optional Wednesday Whiskey Row Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Louisville’s special bourbon whiskey history by joining us for a free “Whiskey Walking Tour”. A “Looking at Louisville” walking tour guide will take you on a ten-block journey through downtown Louisville, sharing their knowledge of pre-Prohibition Louisville and the boom of bourbon on Whiskey Row that is still taking place to this day.

$20 per person; limit of 12 participants.


Wednesday Evening Dine-Around

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

Step back in time with a visit to Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar. Our spacious eatery, renovated from an old distillers warehouse on historic Whiskey Row, offers a selection of BBQ, fresh seafood, and other Southern classics.

Jack Fry’s

History-laden, circa-1933 eatery with high-end Southern fare & cocktails in an old-world setting.

La Bodeguita de Mima- NULU

Upon arrival to La Bodeguita de Mima you will be transported back in time to 1950’s Cuba. From the moment you set foot inside you will smell the delicious Cuban aromas coming from Mima’s kitchen. Your taste buds will salsa when you feel the love and passion by which the food is prepared daily by Chef Fernando Martinez and Chef Yaniel Martinez.

Vincenzo’s

Vincenzo's is a lively restaurant in the heart of Louisville. We use the best ingredients and provide a great atmosphere. 

Covid-19 Information

CDC Recommendations for Domestic Travel:

Kentucky Public Health Department:

As CDC transitions to the new “COVID-19 Community Level” model that uses the number of new COVID-19 cases in each county, percent of hospital capacity devoted to COVID-19 patients and the number of new patients with COVID-19 admitted to the hospital in the past week, KDPH will be using this tool to help Kentuckians be informed of the COVID-19 impact in their communities. KDPH created the Community Level COVID-19 Guidance to align with the new community level model. 

As of October 1, 2022, Louisville, KY resides within a county where the Community Level is listed as LOW.

Recommendations for COVID-19 prevention measures in LOW Level Communities:

With these recommendations in mind, all AHIA attendees, as well as any visitors to meeting rooms and social events, are required to provide proof of vaccination to enter the AHIA venues. Well-fitting masks are encouraged for all indoor activities.  Additionally, restaurants, attractions, and other tourism-related businesses may have implemented additional safety guidelines for guests, including requiring proof of vaccination.

Reasonable Accommodations:  In the event that vaccination is not possible for an individual, they may still register for the AHIA meeting as a Virtual Attendee.  Virtual attendees will have access to Educational Sessions on-demand for a period of 7 days after the close of the meeting.  Unvaccinated individuals will not be permitted to attend in-person events. 

More information can be found at govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19 and the CDC.  This policy is subject to change at the discretion of the association. 

Interested in Virtual Attendance?  Contact Roxy West,  AHIA@meinet.com.

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Thursday Evening Dinner

speakeasy

Listen up you Dappers and Dames, we’re going back to the Roaring Twenties—when all the best parties in town were underground! It’s time to get dolled up to get your wiggle on at the Frazier History Museum. We invite you to come celebrate with your closest AHIA friends for the coolest weekday wingding in years. So grab your squeeze and make a clean sneak to the Speakeasy, where great grub, cocktails, and company await.  Live a little, come have a taste!

 

Program Schedule

Wednesday - 12 October 2022

2:00 – 4:00 pm Optional tour - advanced registration required
5:00 – 6:00 pm Registration Open
6:00 - 7:33 pm Opening Reception - Celebrating the End of Prohibition!
During prohibition, a medical prescription was the only way to enjoy a drink. Authentic to our roots, when guests check-in at Hotel Distil they receive their very own prescription card inviting them to our nightly toast to the Repeal of Prohibition. With a nod to the year 1933, our celebration is at exactly 7:33 pm – 19:33 military time – every night.
7:45 pm Dine Around
Depart for your chosen restaurant.  All locations are within walking distance of our hotel. Reservations are for 8 pm under the name AHIA.
   

Thursday - 13 October 2022

8:00 am Breakfast and Networking  
9:00 - 10:00 am Welcome and AHIA Business Meeting    
10:00 – 11:30 am

The Trial of Tomoyuki Yamashita 
David Bender, Partner 
Haynes and Boone, LLP

The trial of Tomoyuki Yamashita was the first war criminal trial of the Pacific Theatre in World War 2. The trial procedure and results will be analyzed using the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Model Code of Judicial Conduct. 

1.5 Ethics CLE Credit pending

11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:30 pm

State of the Industry & Transactional Update

Nelson Migdal
Co-chair Hospitality Group, Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Christopher Naughten
Vice President - Counsel
Fidelity National Title - NCS

Nelson Migdal and Christopher Naughten will dive deeper into hotel transactions and contracts, moving from a 10,000-foot view of the hospitality industry down into the micro-world of transactional law.  The pace of mergers and acquisitions has continued and consolidation in the world of branded hotel operating companies and even third-party management companies will present both challenges and opportunities. Nelson and Chris will work together to merge these two views, micro and macro, to provide a clear and relatable picture of the future for hospitality law.

At Greenberg Traurig, Migdal focuses his practice on hotel acquisitions, operations, development and finance, large mixed-use projects, hotel management agreements, licensing agreements and commercial real estate acquisition and sale. 

Christopher Naughten is a veteran title insurance industry executive with 38 years of experience with commercial and residential title. He has served in multiple capacities over the years holding the positions of agency counsel, commercial counsel, underwriter, business development and sales, and direct operations manager.

1:30 – 2:30 pm

In the Land of Wickedness and Depravity: an Exploration of Moral Turpitude Clauses

Eric Laurence
Law Offices of Eric L. Laurence

"A contractual provision that gives one contracting party (usually a company) the unilateral right to terminate the agreement, or take punitive action against the other party (usually an individual whose endorsement or image is sought) in the event that such other party engages in reprehensible behavior or conduct that may negatively impact his or her public image and, by association, the public image of the contracting company."

Despite the increasing prevalence of cases involving morals clauses in the public consciousness, the clauses themselves are not new and history provides important context in understanding them. Morals clauses were successful and unabashed contract mechanisms used not only to sever contracts due to moral misconduct, but also to censor political activity.

2:30 – 3:00 pm Afternoon Break 
3:00 – 3:30 pm

Made from Scratch:  A Fireside Chat with Texas Roadhouse

Stacy Kula, Moderator
Chair of Alcohol Team and Hospitality Team Member
Steptoe and Johnson PLLC

Join us for a conversation between Stacy Kula and select members of the Texas Roadhouse legal team as they discuss topics various restaurant legal topics, from compliance to transactions and anything in between.

The first 20 registrants will receive a copy of Made from Scratch:  The Legendary Success Story of Texas Roadhouse courtesy of Steptoe and Johnson PLLC.

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits 

Stacy Kula
Chair of Alcohol Team and Hospitality Team Member
Steptoe and Johnson PLLC

All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Can you tell the difference?

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Getting into the Spirit of Kentucky 

Bourbon tasting with Stephen Yates
Fraizer History Museum Bourbon Ambassador

5:45 pm  Meet in the hotel lobby to depart for the Frazier Museum
9:00 pm Evening Concludes.
   

Friday - 14 October 2022

7:30 – 8:30 am Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 9:30 am

Ask the Experts:  Labor & Employment Open Forum

Fred Preis
Labor and Employment Law Section
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP 

Fred Preis will lead a lively discussion, covering Labor & Employment Hot Topics, including new labor laws for 2022.

Topics may include, but are not limited to: 

  • The dramatic increase in hospitality industry union organizing
  • NLRB  continues personnel policy limitations
  • New U.S. Dept. Of Labor Tip Credit Rule still causing confusion
  • Some military leave may have to be paid
  • Dealing with garb and grooming in the workplace

Have an L&E topic you would like to see addressed?  Send an email to AHIA@meinet.com and we will include it in the open forum.

9:30 – 10:30 am

The Heart of Law Practice 

Claire E. Parsons
Partner, Litigation and Local Government section
Wood + Lamping

Back by popular demand, Claire E Parsons returns to AHIA to show how attorneys can cultivate compassion to help themselves and more effectively and ethically serve clients.

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit pending

10:30 am – 11:30 am

The View from Here: Both Sides of the Contract
A Hybrid Presentation

Barbara Dunn
Partner
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Lisa Devlin
Senior Member
Devlin Law Firm, P.C.

Lisa Sommer Devlin, who represents hotels and Barbara Dunn, who represents groups and associations, engage in a lively debate regarding key issues in event contracts. The lawyers will debate which clauses are "must haves" versus "nice if you can get it" and how to negotiate clauses to reach the contract that is a win-win for all involved.

11:30 – 12:00 pm

Introduction of New Board Members and Closing Message


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Add to Calendar aCLuDhaqizCaPxAftmqF167204 10/12/2022 10/14/2022 true America/New York AHIA Fall 2022 Meeting Louisville: Get a different taste October 12-14, 2022 As anyone who comes here soon discovers, Louisville is one of the most uniquely authentic destinations on the planet. Welcome to Bourbon City®. Register Today Yes, Bourbon is a spirit that comes in a glass, but it’s also a spirit that defines our culture and compassion, our arts and parks, our creative energy. It’s this kind of spirit that helped created Louisville itself - a city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality, quirkiness with friendliness in a way that’s completely unique to our region.We’re an entirely different type of Southern. From boundary-pushing twists on Southern cuisine that have made us one of the “10 Best New Food Cities” in America to our one and only Urban Bourbon Experience™, featuring the world’s only, city-wide trail filled with award-winning micro-distilleries, exhibits, and craft cocktail destinations celebrating America’s only native spirit. And speaking of ONLY…you’ll want to see the home of the Kentucky Derby at legendary Churchill Downs, the iconic Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and the Muhammad Ali Center in the Greatest’s hometown. And that’s just your first day here. Important information: Hotel reservations are by rooming list only! You will provide your rooming requirements along with your registration. Who's Coming?  Click here to see who is attending the AHIA Fall Meeting as of October 5. Click Here to Download the Agenda Optional Wednesday Tour:  Walking Tour of Whiskey Row Celebrate the end of Prohibition with our opening reception Wednesday night Dine-around for Wednesday evening – choose from four great restaurants in Louisville. Bring a +1 and plan to stay through the weekend and explore all that Louisville has to offer! COVID-19 Update 10.7.2022 Check out the full schedule below. Reservations at the Hotel Distil on Louisville's Whiskey Row 101 West Main Street,Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Hotel Distil is for those who thirst for new experiences. It’s an authentic hotel in a historic building on Louisville’s Whiskey Row. It’s a home for connoisseurs of the finest comforts and gracious service. It’s a space with intriguing juxtapositions where you’ll pass through a historic facade to enjoy modern amenities. For the health and safety of our guests, some hotel facilities or services may not be available to guests for a period of time. We are making reservations via a rooming list again for the Fall 2022 meeting.  Single Kings and Double Queen rooms are available for a nightly rate of $229 plus tax.  To make your reservation, please include your arrival and departure dates and your desired room type when completing your meeting registration.  That’s all you need to do!  You will receive your confirmation number by 1 October.  You will need to present your credit card at registration at the hotel. Registrations received after 21 September cannot be guaranteed the AHIA room rate. Interested in Virtual Attendance?  Contact Roxy West,  AHIA@meinet.com. Back to Top Optional Wednesday Whiskey Row Walking Tour Immerse yourself in Louisville’s special bourbon whiskey history by joining us for a free “Whiskey Walking Tour”. A “Looking at Louisville” walking tour guide will take you on a ten-block journey through downtown Louisville, sharing their knowledge of pre-Prohibition Louisville and the boom of bourbon on Whiskey Row that is still taking place to this day. $20 per person; limit of 12 participants. Wednesday Evening Dine-Around Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar Step back in time with a visit to Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar. Our spacious eatery, renovated from an old distillers warehouse on historic Whiskey Row, offers a selection of BBQ, fresh seafood, and other Southern classics. Jack Fry’s History-laden, circa-1933 eatery with high-end Southern fare & cocktails in an old-world setting. La Bodeguita de Mima- NULU Upon arrival to La Bodeguita de Mima you will be transported back in time to 1950’s Cuba. From the moment you set foot inside you will smell the delicious Cuban aromas coming from Mima’s kitchen. Your taste buds will salsa when you feel the love and passion by which the food is prepared daily by Chef Fernando Martinez and Chef Yaniel Martinez. Vincenzo’s Vincenzo's is a lively restaurant in the heart of Louisville. We use the best ingredients and provide a great atmosphere.  Covid-19 Information CDC Recommendations for Domestic Travel: Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before travel. Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation before traveling. State, tribal, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place. Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is recommended in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports). Do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test, or had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and are recommended to quarantine. Kentucky Public Health Department: As CDC transitions to the new “COVID-19 Community Level” model that uses the number of new COVID-19 cases in each county, percent of hospital capacity devoted to COVID-19 patients and the number of new patients with COVID-19 admitted to the hospital in the past week, KDPH will be using this tool to help Kentuckians be informed of the COVID-19 impact in their communities. KDPH created the Community Level COVID-19 Guidance to align with the new community level model.  As of October 1, 2022, Louisville, KY resides within a county where the Community Level is listed as LOW. Recommendations for COVID-19 prevention measures in LOW Level Communities: Mask based on individual preference, informed by individual risk.  Targeted mask use in schools and other indoor settings following exposures. If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, wear a mask or respirator that provides you with greater protection Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19 With these recommendations in mind, all AHIA attendees, as well as any visitors to meeting rooms and social events, are required to provide proof of vaccination to enter the AHIA venues. Well-fitting masks are encouraged for all indoor activities.  Additionally, restaurants, attractions, and other tourism-related businesses may have implemented additional safety guidelines for guests, including requiring proof of vaccination. Reasonable Accommodations:  In the event that vaccination is not possible for an individual, they may still register for the AHIA meeting as a Virtual Attendee.  Virtual attendees will have access to Educational Sessions on-demand for a period of 7 days after the close of the meeting.  Unvaccinated individuals will not be permitted to attend in-person events.  More information can be found at govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19 and the CDC.  This policy is subject to change at the discretion of the association.  Interested in Virtual Attendance?  Contact Roxy West,  AHIA@meinet.com. Back to Top Thursday Evening Dinner Listen up you Dappers and Dames, we’re going back to the Roaring Twenties—when all the best parties in town were underground! It’s time to get dolled up to get your wiggle on at the Frazier History Museum. We invite you to come celebrate with your closest AHIA friends for the coolest weekday wingding in years. So grab your squeeze and make a clean sneak to the Speakeasy, where great grub, cocktails, and company await.  Live a little, come have a taste!   Program Schedule Wednesday - 12 October 2022 2:00 – 4:00 pm Optional tour - advanced registration required 5:00 – 6:00 pm Registration Open 6:00 - 7:33 pm Opening Reception - Celebrating the End of Prohibition!During prohibition, a medical prescription was the only way to enjoy a drink. Authentic to our roots, when guests check-in at Hotel Distil they receive their very own prescription card inviting them to our nightly toast to the Repeal of Prohibition. With a nod to the year 1933, our celebration is at exactly 7:33 pm – 19:33 military time – every night. 7:45 pm Dine AroundDepart for your chosen restaurant.  All locations are within walking distance of our hotel. Reservations are for 8 pm under the name AHIA.     Thursday - 13 October 2022 8:00 am Breakfast and Networking   9:00 - 10:00 am Welcome and AHIA Business Meeting     10:00 – 11:30 am The Trial of Tomoyuki Yamashita David Bender, Partner Haynes and Boone, LLP The trial of Tomoyuki Yamashita was the first war criminal trial of the Pacific Theatre in World War 2. The trial procedure and results will be analyzed using the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Model Code of Judicial Conduct.  1.5 Ethics CLE Credit pending 11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:30 pm State of the Industry & Transactional Update Nelson MigdalCo-chair Hospitality Group, ShareholderGreenberg Traurig, LLP Christopher NaughtenVice President - CounselFidelity National Title - NCS Nelson Migdal and Christopher Naughten will dive deeper into hotel transactions and contracts, moving from a 10,000-foot view of the hospitality industry down into the micro-world of transactional law.  The pace of mergers and acquisitions has continued and consolidation in the world of branded hotel operating companies and even third-party management companies will present both challenges and opportunities. Nelson and Chris will work together to merge these two views, micro and macro, to provide a clear and relatable picture of the future for hospitality law. At Greenberg Traurig, Migdal focuses his practice on hotel acquisitions, operations, development and finance, large mixed-use projects, hotel management agreements, licensing agreements and commercial real estate acquisition and sale.  Christopher Naughten is a veteran title insurance industry executive with 38 years of experience with commercial and residential title. He has served in multiple capacities over the years holding the positions of agency counsel, commercial counsel, underwriter, business development and sales, and direct operations manager. 1:30 – 2:30 pm In the Land of Wickedness and Depravity: an Exploration of Moral Turpitude Clauses Eric LaurenceLaw Offices of Eric L. Laurence "A contractual provision that gives one contracting party (usually a company) the unilateral right to terminate the agreement, or take punitive action against the other party (usually an individual whose endorsement or image is sought) in the event that such other party engages in reprehensible behavior or conduct that may negatively impact his or her public image and, by association, the public image of the contracting company." Despite the increasing prevalence of cases involving morals clauses in the public consciousness, the clauses themselves are not new and history provides important context in understanding them. Morals clauses were successful and unabashed contract mechanisms used not only to sever contracts due to moral misconduct, but also to censor political activity. 2:30 – 3:00 pm Afternoon Break  3:00 – 3:30 pm Made from Scratch:  A Fireside Chat with Texas Roadhouse Stacy Kula, ModeratorChair of Alcohol Team and Hospitality Team MemberSteptoe and Johnson PLLC Join us for a conversation between Stacy Kula and select members of the Texas Roadhouse legal team as they discuss topics various restaurant legal topics, from compliance to transactions and anything in between. The first 20 registrants will receive a copy of Made from Scratch:  The Legendary Success Story of Texas Roadhouse courtesy of Steptoe and Johnson PLLC. 3:30 – 4:00 pm Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits  Stacy KulaChair of Alcohol Team and Hospitality Team MemberSteptoe and Johnson PLLC All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Can you tell the difference? 4:00 – 5:00 pm Getting into the Spirit of Kentucky  Bourbon tasting with Stephen YatesFraizer History Museum Bourbon Ambassador 5:45 pm  Meet in the hotel lobby to depart for the Frazier Museum 9:00 pm Evening Concludes.     Friday - 14 October 2022 7:30 – 8:30 am Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast and Networking 9:00 – 9:30 am Ask the Experts:  Labor & Employment Open Forum Fred PreisLabor and Employment Law SectionBreazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP  Fred Preis will lead a lively discussion, covering Labor & Employment Hot Topics, including new labor laws for 2022. Topics may include, but are not limited to:  The dramatic increase in hospitality industry union organizing NLRB  continues personnel policy limitations New U.S. Dept. Of Labor Tip Credit Rule still causing confusion Some military leave may have to be paid Dealing with garb and grooming in the workplace Have an L&E topic you would like to see addressed?  Send an email to AHIA@meinet.com and we will include it in the open forum. 9:30 – 10:30 am The Heart of Law Practice  Claire E. ParsonsPartner, Litigation and Local Government sectionWood + Lamping Back by popular demand, Claire E Parsons returns to AHIA to show how attorneys can cultivate compassion to help themselves and more effectively and ethically serve clients. 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit pending 10:30 am – 11:30 am The View from Here: Both Sides of the ContractA Hybrid Presentation Barbara DunnPartnerBarnes & Thornburg LLP Lisa DevlinSenior MemberDevlin Law Firm, P.C. Lisa Sommer Devlin, who represents hotels and Barbara Dunn, who represents groups and associations, engage in a lively debate regarding key issues in event contracts. The lawyers will debate which clauses are "must haves" versus "nice if you can get it" and how to negotiate clauses to reach the contract that is a win-win for all involved. 11:30 – 12:00 pm Introduction of New Board Members and Closing Message Back to Top Louisville, KY