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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.

The weather is warming up and outdoor-in person appointments are now available. The updated CDC guidelines indicate that masks are not needed for vaccinated people outside if not in close quarters; although as a precaution we will continue to practice social distancing. If you have not had your vaccination, masks will continue to be a requirement.

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

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EVICTION UPDATE

| Feb 8, 2021 | Firm News

One of the exceptions to the current eviction moratorium is if the owner, or a family member desires to move into the property. I have seen one judge make the determination that if the property is held in some type of corporate structure, LLC, partnership, etc, that the owner/family member exception does not apply, the reasoning is that a business cannot have family members. I do not think this is a logical interpretation of the law as most small landlords now use some type of corporate ownership structure for tax and liability reasons, and I do not expect most judges to follow that decision and deny the exception to any owner who uses any type of business ownership structure for their property, but, the risk is there. If you are looking to evict during the moratorium to allow yourself or a family member to move in, or for another exception to the moratorium, get good legal advice, which may include making a change to the ownership structure of your rental property.

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