Update on C&G’s COVID-19 Response (as of June 1st)
As of June 1, Coughlin & Gerhart office locations have re-opened to the public to the extent necessary for legal matters. For everyone’s safety, C&G has implemented the following prevention measures for our employees and guests:
- Everyone to wear face coverings/masks at all times.
- Maintain social distancing separation of 6 feet.
- Attest to your current condition and well-being upon arrival.
- Only have necessary visitors in attendance.
In addition, C&G is taking these additional safety measures:
- Continue to work from home and only come into the office when necessary.
- Limiting the amount of people in our offices.
- Frequent sanitizing of conference areas and high touch points, including door handles, tables, and chairs before and after meetings.
C&G is taking all necessary precautions to provide a safe and healthy environment to everyone we have personal contact with and ask the same of all visitors during this unusual situation. We will continue to remain vigilant in our duty to uphold recommendations through the CDC, OSHA, and the State and will be constantly monitoring the situation to implement any changes to our policies as needed because safety and well-being in our offices and our community is of the utmost importance to our firm.
Update as of March 23, 2020:
Greetings to all of our clients, friends, and professional colleagues:
Below is important information during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
First, Coughlin & Gerhart has NOT shut down. The many attorneys, paralegals, and employees of Coughlin & Gerhart continue to work from home through our computer system, which provides confidential and secure access to our files and other important information. Prior to this outbreak, Coughlin & Gerhart had invested extensively in its IT infrastructure, allowing our attorneys to work securely and confidentially from remote locations, and we have expanded those capabilities to our staff as well.
Client information: Please know that we continue to work on your matter(s). All of our necessary operations are functional, so we are continuing to serve you. You can contact your attorney/paralegal by phone or email.
Closings / Court Proceedings / Will Executions / Meetings: The coronavirus restrictions have made it difficult to get things done for all of us. While business is not “as usual” during this difficult time, Coughlin & Gerhart is developing creative ways to provide advice and assistance, and keep our client’s matters on schedule, while at the same time doing our part to help “Stop the Spread.” For example, we are now offering virtual real estate closings to many of our clients, and “meeting” with our clients using videoconferencing technology.
So, don’t assume that your matter is on hold indefinitely, or that you must wait to seek advice on a particular matter. Contact us today to discuss what we can do for you.
Contact us by telephone: Call the main office at 607-723-9511. When you call any one of our 9 locations, you will reach our voice messaging system. After leaving your voice message, it will be forwarded immediately to the appropriate person by one of Coughlin & Gerhart‘s receptionists, who are also working from home.
Contact us by email: This is the best way to reach any one of us during this time. Emails are delivered directly to its recipient. If you do not know the email address of the person you wish to reach, you can simply type in the first letter of the first name, followed by the last name, then @cglawoffices.com. For example: Mark Gorgos’s email address is: [email protected]. Also, our attorney email addresses are listed on our webpage: /Attorneys/.
New Clients: If you are a new client, we would like to hear from you. We are accepting all types of legal matters at this time. Please call us to discuss your situation.
To our friends or colleagues: If you need a reasonable extension of time due to the coronavirus outbreak, please let us know and we will provide an extension if we are able to do so.
We look forward to the time when the coronavirus passes and we can enjoy the warm weather of spring together. For now, please be safe and look out for your friends and neighbors.