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Coronavirus Impact and Assurance: Yes! We are still open for business!

For the last year, thanks to the hard work of all of our staff, and you, our clients, no one who works at this office has gotten Covid while working here, and we have not spread a single case to any of our clients, while getting all of our client's legal needs taken care of. With the spread of vaccination the end is in sight, normal times where we can meet our clients in person in the office are just around the corner.

During the transition we will be having some in person, in office appointments for clients who have already been vaccinated, and for whom the CDC recommended period of time has passed since their last shot. Of course, for anyone who would prefer a phone or video appointment for safety, convenience, or any other reason those types of appointments are always available.

For our clients who have not yet completed the vaccination cycle phone and video appointments are of course available, and, with the return of warm weather we will again be offering outside appointments under the tent right outside our front door. For all appointments, masks will continue to be required.

Through the transition safety of all staff and clients will continue to be our top priority, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Please see our blog for more info on pandemic response.


| Apr 20, 2020 | Firm News

Many are wondering these days about what to do with contracts for events that will not happen, weddings, and similar events planned for this Spring and Summer.  Most contracts for weddings and other special events provide that any deposit is non refundable, meaning if you decide not to get married, or for any other reason not to hold the wedding at the place where you contracted to, you will not get your deposit back.  What happens when the wedding cannot happen because of events beyond your control, a disease epidemic, and government orders that weddings and similar large gatherings not happen?  I believe that you are entitled to get your deposit back as the place where you had planned to hold your event cannot do it for you.  In legal terms, that would appear to make the contract voidable, meaning that any money you paid towards the contract comes back to you.  This is new legal territory, what exactly happens will depend on how your contract is worded, and how judges interpret the situation.

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