March 16, 2020
To Our Valued Clients and Friends
We are closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In order to protect the health and safety not only of our attorneys, paralegals and staff, but of our clients and community at large as well, we have decided to close our physical offices, implement social distancing and service our clients via a virtual office, effective today.
We will be fully operational. It is our hope and expectation that the internal steps we are taking will be seamless to you.
We will change in-person appointments, depositions, closings and meetings to telephone calls or video conference calls. Furthermore, we have implemented plans so that your telephone calls will be directed automatically to our firm’s attorneys regardless of their work location. If you know the direct dial extension of the attorney you wish to speak to, just dial it as usual. If you do not know the extension, dial our main number (215) 635-7200 and follow the prompts.
For those of you involved in litigation matters, most Courts have closed which may impact the timing of motion hearings, pre-trial conferences, and trials. Schedules are changing daily so as we learn of these changes we will use email or telephone to keep you posted.
Although most clients and others now wish to limit in-person meetings to those that are necessary, if you still want to meet in person, we will accommodate you on a case-by-case basis. If you need to sign documents, we can accommodate you either at the office or we can make arrangements for you to sign outside the office (or send you your documents with instructions for signing, if you wish). In addition, if you have draft documents from us that you wish to discuss and finalize, we remain ready to talk.
We will keep you apprised of any changes. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss any of this in more detail, please feel free to contact us.
Friedman Schuman, PC wishes you and your loved ones good health. Stay safe!