THINK BEFORE YOU INK: HANDLING CONTRACT MODIFICATION RISKS

Friday, June 22 | 9:45-10:45AM

A fork can be used as a tool or a weapon. The same is true for your modified residential and commercial subscriber contracts. In every contract, risk management is quite broad in its overall scope and covers many varieties of potential risk factors. Some contract modifications are self-inflicted potential weapons, such as striking a limitation of liability clause, while others are more business-related tools, like changing the length of the contract. Regardless, whether the contract modification is linked to business or legal considerations, there is a cause and effect that conveys certain consequences for those actions that add to your risk factors. In this session, a legal expert will discuss simple, practical, and useful information about contractual risk issues that you can use as a guideline, such as:
• Understanding risk management before modifying contracts
• What contract modification should never be done and why
• Best contract practice processes for keeping you out of legal hot water
• At what times you should consult with your insurance provider and/or attorney
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Timothy Pastore
Attorney/Partner
Duval & Stachenfeld LLP
Timothy J. Pastore is a Partner in the New York law firm of Duval & Stachenfeld LLP. 

Previously, he was an officer and Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Air Force and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mr. Pastore has represented some of the largest companies in the security industry, including Comcast, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Altice, Mediacom, Protection One and others. He regularly provides counsel on risk management, contracting, operations, licensing, sales practices, etc. Mr. Pastore also has served as lead counsel in courts throughout the country in over fifty distinct litigation matters involving the security industry. 

Among other examples, Mr. Pastore led the successful defense at trial of cable giant Comcast in a home invasion case in Seattle, Washington. The case received significant press attention and was heralded by CVN as a top-ten defense verdict for 2015. 

Mr. Pastore hosts an annual security summit of the large cable companies and electronic security service providers. The summit focuses on industry best practices and risk mitigation. 

Mr. Pastore is a graduate of Bucknell University and Boston College Law School. 

He can be reached by telephone at (212) 692-5982 or by e-mail at tpastore@dsllp.com.

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