Actions Being Taken by Siegfried Rivera
At this uncertain time, we would like to extend some sense of certainty by informing you of the important steps Siegfried Rivera is taking to help mitigate the impact of the COVID 19 virus on our clients and our firm. Our team has already implemented our long standing catastrophe plan of action which we would use for natural disasters, such as hurricanes, to continue, to provide our clients with the personalized professionalism that they have come to expect. Though the circumstances are hardly “business as usual,” our goal is to continue to provide clients with high quality support and responsiveness, while taking every precaution to keep our clients and our staff safe. We have a variety of precautionary measures to ensure we are doing all that we can to protect our people, clients, and any firm visitors—while continuing to deliver excellence in client services. All surfaces within the firm are being cleaned nightly by our cleaning crew. We have asked all employees to wash their hands frequently, utilize the hand sanitizers available throughout the office and, as much as possible, practice social distancing — including no handshakes or close contact. We are monitoring the situation in real time since its onset, the firm’s dedicated response team is maintaining close watch on these unprecedented developments and following all recommendations put forth by the World Health Organization and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At this time, our three offices will remain open, and there should be no interruptions in our regular operation. Rest assured that we have a business continuity plan and leading edge technology which allows us to have full remote access for our attorneys and staff members that may elect or be required to work from home. In the event that the need to close one or more of our offices, we are fully prepared and capable to service all our clients remotely and continue operations with minimal disruption in delivery of the personalized professionalism that our clients have come to expect, while we safeguard our staff and clients. In addition and pursuant to the Florida Supreme Court Order dated March 13, 2020, all hearings until March 27, 2020 will be performed telephonically pursuant to local court administrative procedures being put into place by local circuit courts. Similar orders are being entered by the federal district courts and bankruptcy courts.
While this is uncharted territory, we have helped clients navigate business challenges and natural catastrophes before. Our attorneys are already actively involved helping clients on many COVID- 19 topics and questions. Our firm’s resources are available to you, and we will help you navigate this crisis.
We appreciate the trust that you place in our firm, and wish you the best as we navigate these challenging times together.